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also known as the Church of Grace because of its emphasis on

the gospel of God’s grace (Acts 20:24).


The early Church—the prophesied, or Kingdom Church—

emphasized the gospel of the Kingdom. It proclaimed that the

kingdom of heaven was near, that it began with John the Bap-

tist (Matt. 3:2), continued with Christ (Mark 1:15), and later

with others (Luke 10:1; Matt. 28:19). It is the gospel of the

Kingdom that will be preached again in the future by 144,000

Jews (Rev. 7; Rev. 14), as well as by the prophet Elijah. It will

be preached after the Mystery Church is raptured:

“…in the

whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end

will come”

(Matt. 24:14). The Kingdom Church will be looking

for the Revelation of Jesus Christ onto the earth. The Mystery

Church is looking for the Rapture—meeting Jesus Christ in the

clouds in the air (1 Thess. 4:17).

The present church—the non-prophesied, or Mystery

Church—emphasizes the gospel of the grace of God. It says

that those who accept the death of Christ on the cross as their

sacrifice for their sins, and believe in His resurrection from the

dead, will have eternal life (Rom. 10:9).

The message of Bible prophecy has been cursed by people

who do not know that we are in the Mystery Church and, by

believing that we are in the Kingdom Church, have set dates for

the Rapture, which is signless and timeless—as if it were the


For further study, the author recommends, “Studies in Dispensational

Relationships” by Charles F. Baker, Grace Publications, Inc., Grand Rapids,