What should be our priority in doctrine?
The word “KINGDOM” appears 162 times in the New Testament .
The word SALVATION appears 40 times.
The word Baptism appears 22 times and Baptized 61 times.
The word Grace is mentioned 170 times in both old and New testament put together.
The word Grace itself means “divine favor”, “Goodwill”, “that which gives joy” and “that which free gift is”. Jesus Christ being the greatest of God’s gift of Grace.
John Wesley now classifies this Grace into four types, Prevenient (Anticipatory) Grace, Justifying Grace, Sanctifying Grace and Glorifying Grace.
So looking at the figures above what ought to be our emphasis, is it what the New Testament is about or just the Gift and the attendant grace from the gift?
Can we say our priority is right when for instance you compare 162 times of the word “kingdom” in the New Testament alone to 170 in both the Old and New put together?
Am only just being inquisitive as to what we are really doing when it comes to the Gospel that we preach .
And Jesus’ would say;
Luke 4:43 And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent”
Matt. 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come”
Do we get troubled when we don’t do what He did and came for?