THE PLAN OF CHRIST IN ITS RELATION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT IDEA OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
The question now arises, in what relation
the new form of the kingdom of God, according to Christ’s
plan, stood to the Old Testament form thereof; a question which we shall have to
answer from the intimations afforded by Christ himself. Indeed, it has already been
answered by our remarks upon his idea of the kingdom as developing itself from within;
but as the subject has its difficulties, and especially as some have tried to prove
that Christ spoke and acted at different times from opposite points of view, we
must examine it more closely.