In some of the less attractive periods of Church history (think of The Inquisitions and the Salem Witch Trials), the people of God used violent means to purge from their ranks those they considered to be in league with evil. In one of the King’s stories, however, He shows us the way He prefers these things to be dealt with. As we unpack the story we will find there are no witch hunts allowed in the Kingdom of our God.
In the first post of this series we defined the Kingdom of God as the sovereign authority and rule of God over all things in Heaven and on earth. It is God actively reigning. The question we are seeking to answer is, “What does it look like when the Kingdom comes?” Fortunately we have a very vivid picture provided for us in the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ.