The Good News of the Kingdom of God, is the central message of Jesus Christ. The Kingdom of God in a modern viewpoint is often an elusive and hidden realm. We are on the edge of the Kingdom of God, but not quite there yet. The sin of this world holds us back from attaining that apex of existence where heaven and earth are united as one. There is a distinct line drawn between this world and ‘the next’.
What if the boundaries are blurred a little more than a black and white division? What if the world we are in, right now, is a mixture of sinful existence and bright spots of the Kingdom of God already manifesting? Not just individual souls, but systems, powers, and regimes?
In my last post on holiness on my personal blog I dealt briefly on the concept that the intent of the Atonement, including both crisis and process, is meant to be understood within a much broader context then our own personal salvation. Sin affects us individually, interpersonally, familialy, communally, systematically, governmentally, and environmentally. If Atonement is indeed an over and against the sin nature it must also address all the facets in which sin manifests. This means then that Entire Sanctification as part of a holistic Atonement theology should in essence also speak to the redemption and increasing holiness of all of the facets I laid out.
That being said, is Entire Sanctification anything other than a synonym for the fruition of the Kingdom of God in the hear-and-now? If the Kingdom of God is the redemption of all of creation unto The Creator, how is this different than a doctrine of Entire Sanctification?