A FORCE ALREADY SPENT
What is the gospel of the Kingdom? This is the good news, the story that Christ is our life - that the age of Adam and Moses has been undone and that Jesus is in us to regenerate the human race by being our life. It's incarnation which itself is the new creation driving out ‘this body of death' and replacing it with the Kingdom of Life.
Jesus multiplied as people is the church and the Kingdom of God.
RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY
To live in the old covenant and to promote this form of religion as if it is life - it is not spirituality - is to promote what God has left behind and what He means us to have abandoned as well. His plan was never to promote separation from God and Adamic self-help forever. Even with Jesus' help. The plan was and is to multiply Himself in us so that all of us would become sons and daughters of God. Not in name but in spirit and in truth.
The attempt to promote a law connected old covenant gospel as the present Kingdom Jesus began is as unfortunate as it is misguided. It betrays a tragic mis-understanding of the meaning of the cross - which is the putting to death of our Adam and the opening of the door to the raising into glory and establishment of our Christ-life as the normal life of all who are alive with spirit and life.
NO GOSPEL AT ALL
We have been delivered from this body of death and have no need to pretend that this union with un-life is a union with Christ. Light does not co-exist with darkness and death is not a friend of life. On the contrary, what we have as our inheritance in this minute and this life, is union with God. Our life, our righteousness and our ability to be our authentic selves as daughters and sons is our inheritance and possession now and forever because Christ is our life. Robert Burns wrote,
"O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us!"
English: Oh would some power the gift give us, To see ourselves as others see us.
Simple: I wish for a power to give us this gift: Being able to see ourselves the way other people see us.
The attempt to energize the old covenant Adamic life of law and contractual bargain as a form of righteousness and life, is to be ignorant of our inheritance and as smug as climate denying conservative. It is to be driven by a force already spent, a force weighed in the balances and found wanting and a force that produces zombies instead of sons and daughters of God.