Inheriting the Kingdom of God

Who shall inherit and who shall not inherit the Kingdom of God?
This question and its answer are the core subject of this discussion.

When we discuss the topic, let us keep few things in our mind about the kingdom of God.
Kingdom of God is not a democratic kingdom; it is the rule of a King who is the only authority in the Kingdom.
He is the only one King and He has no misters to discuss the rule of the Kingdom.
He is the creator and sustainer of the Kingdom.
His Will and His values are the laws of the Kingdom.
Thus the King is the Kingdom and the Kingdom is the King.

New Heaven and New Earth

(All verses quoted in this study are from the New King James Version, if not otherwise mentioned).


The new heaven and new earth, as seen by John the apostle in a vision, is the final fulfillment of the Kingdom of God. John’s revelation has immense importance in eschatology. This is the climax of God’s plan for the restoration of the Kingdom of God.


According to the revelations recorded by John, the establishment of the new heaven and new earth will happen only after the white throne judgment, after the rapture of the saints and the millennial reign of Christ. References to this new creation is found in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament books. So, this revelation is an authentic truth.


My intention in this study is not confirming any existing interpretations or not prescribing any new interpretations to the revelation. My intention is to explain the vision as John has recorded it, in the light of other scriptures. Different interpretations of scholars are also cited, for the enrichment of the believers.