• Jesus’ message of the Kingdom of God is the announcement by word and deed that God is acting and manifesting dynamically his redemptive will in history. God is seeking out sinners; he is inviting them to enter into the messianic blessing; he is demanding of them a favorable response to his gracious offer. God has again spoken. A new prophet has appeared, indeed one who is more than a prophet, one who bring to people the very blessings he promises.

    George Eldon Ladd (1996). “The Presence of the Future: The Eschatology of Biblical Realism”, p.178, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing