This book has for its aim the setting forth of the church of Christ and the kingdom of God as distinct though related entities, along with the scope of activity they respectively encompass.
There are three major divisions. The first deals with he church in relation to the concept of the kingdom as it is set forth in both the Old and New Testament data. The second views church and kingdom in eschatological fulfillment, taking the reader to the farthest stretches of consummation as afforded by the light of scriptural revelation. The third delineates the task of the church in the kingdom of God, and is a division whose scope involves a practical presentation of the church’s present role with respect to the individual, family, state and society.
The author, a Presbyterian minister of the gospel, has in this book sought to spell out, particularly for the layman and non-specialist, the general biblical theological approach of Dr. Herman Ridderbos in his The Coming of the Kingdom, utilizing however the broader comprehensiveness of the whole scriptural teaching while at the same time seeking to make relevant and timely application to the complex realities of the modern scene.