Not far from the Kingdom
A Sermon on Mark 12:34
And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions. (ESV)
The Biblical view of the kingdom is not vague or indefinite; the different positions occupied by those outside the kingdom; the true mark of intelligence; the externals of religion do not please God; the danger of an intellectual and theoretical only view of Christianity; the explanation for those who are outside the kingdom.