Question: What is Paul talking about when he says “this is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church“? Answer: Paul had just been speaking of the married life of Spirit-filled believers as illustrating the affection of Christ towards His church. What he is saying, however, goes deeper than any mere analogy….
The “Kingdom of Heaven”
Expositors sometimes make a distinction between “The Kingdom of Heaven” and “The Kingdom of God.” The former expression is used thirty-two times, and appears only in the Gospel of Matthew; whereas in the same Gospel the latter term is used only five times. In the parallel passages of the other Gospels, the term “Kingdom of God” is…