Originally Posted by jonesboy
Personally I would throw out the entire old testament..
But again.. where is heaven?
Then you will know your answer.
“The kingdom of God is within you,” is interpreted as all of God's power and truth are built into you.
The word “within in the Greek is “entos,” which is accurately translated “in the midst of”. So it really should be understood as Jesus saying the Kingdom of God is within your midst, or among you. In other words, wherever Jesus is
, it accompanies him. What it does NOT mean is that it resides in everyone.
It does not mean inside man because of whom Jesus was addressing – the Pharisees. They rejected Jesus and his teachings.
Jesus told this same group of Pharisees that rejected him "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do” (John 8:44).
[not all the Pharisees disbelieved, a small portion of them believed Jesus]. Furthermore, Jesus taught one of the Pharisees specifically that to enter the kingdom he must be born again (John 3), to have a spiritual birth, even though he was the teacher to the people of Israel.