Inheriting VS Entering The Kingdom of God

I've noticed a great deal of confusion regarding inheriting the kingdom of God.
The following 2 scriptures refer:
(Note Revelation 22:15 is not included since this specific scripture applies to the Tribulation Saints, works based salvation, and not the body of Christ during the dispensation of Grace aka Church Age)
Background: Without getting into Dispensation  of exhausting and burdensome theological hermeneutics, I will briefly present the obvious in plain everyday language. My position is based on solid Bible evidence by rightly dividing the word of Truth. 2 Timothy 2:15.  

Sadly, many Christians have been taught that if they sin, after being truly saved, they will go to hell. This is damnable heresy. Being saved means to ENTER into or Entering The Kingdom of God.

On the other hand,  Inheriting The Kingdom referred to in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 and Galatians 5:19-21 above has nothing whatsoever to do with eternal salvation and going to hell. But it has everything to do with a Christian's position in the actual physical kingdom of God in the Millennial period following the Tribulation. This is our rewards and will be determined at the BEMA SEAT OF CHRIST.

Here's the Oxford English Dictionary page 1437 definition of inheriting in context:  To receive and hold as one's position, title, rank, given by divine authority by legal descent. divinely assigned position.

With the verb "inherit" vs "enter" it is very clear they are not the same.

There will be an actual position of authority granted to all believers who have inherited the Kingdom of God to rule with Christ who will be  seated on the throne of David in Jerusalem.


Entering the Kingdom of God and Heaven means Salvation. Inheriting the Kingdom means receiving rewards and reigning with Jesus Christ in the Millennial kingdom.

Salvation is at the absolute forefront of mankind’s inner psyche. Where am I going to go when I die? Without going into detail, Inheriting the Kingdom of God is in my humble opinion one of the most misunderstood and in many ways tragically misinterpreted Bible verses used by either willingly malicious wolves or misguided low informed teachers.


Wolves who mislead and add onto the finished work of the Cross Of Christ Jesus have used and misapplied 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 & Galatians 5:19-21 to bring untold pain, anguish and suffering upon low informed non Bible reading Christians.


Entrance vs Inheritance is the question here. Entrance is directly related to Salvation. Each verse in the bible referring to Entering or going into the Kingdom in context and meaning are referring directly to salvation. See examples ranging from Matthew 7:21,23, 18:8,9, 1:31; ; Mark 9:47; Luke 18:17


Here is a quote on the subject that also is solid evidence.

 Inheritance means reigning with Jesus Christ and receiving rewards. It does not mean salvation.


Possessing the kingdom is therefore the receipt of sovereignty over the nations. One day the saints will rule the world! Ladd says it refers to “rule over all the earth.”63 The apparent direct borrowing of the phrase by Jesus seems to justify the conclusion that “to inherit the kingdom” means far more than mere residence there; it is to have authority and rulership there. If so, this would fit in well with a broad New Testament theme:

Possessing the kingdom is therefore the receipt of sovereignty over the nations. One day the saints will rule the world! Ladd says it refers to “rule over all the earth.”63 The apparent direct borrowing of the phrase by Jesus seems to justify the conclusion that “to inherit the kingdom” means far more than mere residence there; it is to have authority and rulership there. If so, this would fit in well with a broad New Testament theme: 2 Tim. 2:12, Rev. 2:26, 1 Cor. 6:2. There are several phrases which seem to be equivalent to the phrase “inherit the kingdom.” For example, when Jesus tells the faithful servant to “enter into the joy of your Lord” (Mt. 25:21), this could be understood as an invitation to share in the messianic rule. As such it is possible to understand it as being something different than an invitation to enter the kingdom; rather, it is entrance into the “master’s happiness,” the messianic partnership. Similarly, as will be explained in the next chapter, the phrase used by the writer to the Hebrews, “enter into rest,” is not to be equated with entrance into the kingdom but with obtaining the inheritance, an honor won on the field of battle. In conclusion, “to inherit the kingdom” is a virtual synonym for rulership in the kingdom and not entrance into it. George N. H. Peters is correct when he says, “To inherit a Kingdom, if it has any propriety of meaning, undoubtedly denotes the reception of kingly authority or rulership in the Kingdom.” All saints will enter the kingdom through faith alone (Jn. 3:3), but only obedient saints who endure, who overcome, and who perform works of righteousness (e.g., ministering to Christ’s brethren) will inherit it, i.e., rule there.

Except from The Reign of the Servant Kings by Dillow Chapter 4



The importance of inheriting is thoroughly discussed here:  WE SAINTS WILL RULE WITH CHRIST - LITERALLY



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