Two preachings of this Gospel (the Gospel of the Kingdom) are mentioned, one past, beginning with the ministry of John the Baptist, continued by our Lord and his disciples, and ending with the Jewish rejection of the King. The other is yet future (Matthew 24:14) during the great tribulation, and immediately preceding the coming of the King in glory. (C.I. Scofield: Scofield Reference Bible, p. 1343)
In the Gospels the Lord proclaims the Gospel of the Kingdom. After the Church is taken out the Gospel of the Kingdom will again be proclaimed. (Harry Ironside: Lamp of Prophecy, p. 62)
The Gospel of the Kingdom is to be preached again during the tribulation period just before Christ returns to set up his kingdom. (John R. Rice: The Coming Kingdom of Christ, Sword of the Lord publishers, 1945)
The Gospel of the Kingdom is to be preached again after the rapture of the Church for a witness unto all nations. (Clarence Larkin: Rightly Dividing the Word, p. 53)
A remnant of the Jews will preach the Gospel of the Kingdom. Today we preach the Gospel of Grace. (Herschel W. Ford: Seven Simple Sermons on the Second Coming, p. 46 Zondervan publishing)
The Gospel of the Kingdom is not to be preached now, God called another man, Paul, and revealed to him the Gospel of Grace. (Dwight Pentecost: Judgments, p. 49)
What do you think about the above statements?
If the postponement theory is biblically correct then why was Phillip “preaching the things concerning the Kingdom of God” (Acts 8). Why was Paul preaching “the kingdom of God” at Ephesus (Acts 19:8). Why was Paul preaching “the Kingdom of God” when in Rome (Acts 28: 28-31)?
Author Ralph Woodrow writes,
Many references after Pentecost show that the disciples preached the Kingdom of God. They knew nothing of a postponed Gospel. When we hear talk of more then one Gospel, we are reminded of the words of Paul that there “is NOT another” and “though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed” (Gal. 1: 7,8). The Bible teaches there is ONE gospel, and that one Gospel “is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes” – whether Jew or Greek (Romans 1:16). The Bible does refer to the Gospel by different terms – ” the Gospel of the grace of God”, “the Gospel of God”, “the Gospel of Christ”, “the Gospel of our salvation”, “the Gospel of peace”, “the everlasting Gospel”, and “the Gospel of the Kingdom” – but this cannot mean there are this many different Gospels! (Ralph Woodrow: His Truth is Marching On)
I’ll be editing this post later in order to add more, but wanted to post it now ‘as is’ to give anyone who desires an opportunity to respond.