“But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having won over the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead. But while the disciples stood around him, he got up and entered the city. The next day he went away with Barnabas to Derbe. After they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, ‘Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.’ When they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.” (Acts 14:19-23)
Because salvation of the spirit is effortless (Jesus paid it all), many mistakenly believe getting into the Kingdom of God is also effortless. However, the Bible clearly teaches that effort is required. The reason this is missed? The phrase “Kingdom of God” is not well understood. In our latest 20-Minute Bible Study, we thoroughly examine its meaning.