I'm not arguing Col 1.13. I never said that Christians have not been delivered from the power of darkness and translated into the Kingdom of Christ! Never denied that!
But the verse in question does *not* say that!
1 Cor 15.24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27 For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.
The "kingdom" that is "handed over" by Christ is *not* the Kingdom of God. Rather, it is the kingdom of this world!
Rev 11.15 The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said:
“The kingdom of the world has become
the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah,
and he will reign for ever and ever.”
The "kingdom of the world" is obviously not the Kingdom of God. We've been translated into the Kingdom of God vicariously through Christ himself. But that Kingdom is still in heaven. It's earthly form is purely temporal, and is oppressed by the kingdom of this world, ruled by Satan.
Christ does not obtain the entire world until the last enemy, death, is defeated. And this takes place *at* his Coming! We enter into the Kingdom of God during the present age. But the kingdom of this world is not completely obtained by Christ until the end of the age. At that time, Christ hands the reins of power over this world to God the Father.
You likely believe that death was defeated at the cross. Certainly Christ won a victory over death on our behalf at his resurrection, following the cross.
However, I believe that death is defeated in its literal fulfillment only when the saints rise from the dead at Christ's 2nd Coming. That is when death, the last enemy, is defeated, in my opinion.
I fully understand your "False Teaching", as you continue to teach error after being show biblical truth, again and again
Scripture clearly teaches in verse 26 that the last enemy is death, while verses 52-54 show how and when death is swallowed up in victory at the resurrection (Then Cometh The End)
Randy you bend and twist scripture falsely, you don't want to acknowledge (Then Cometh The End) You don't want to acknowledge that at the resurrection (Death Is Swallowed Up In Victory) you have been shown biblical truth several times, you continue to teach contrary to God's words below
Randy the scripture below clearly teaches that when Jesus Christ returns, the resurrection takes place, at this time mortal puts on immortality as death is swallowed up in victory (Then Cometh The End)
Randy how do you continue to teach death isn't swallowed up in victory below, as you teach a mortal millennial kingdom follows this second coming where mortal humans are dying physical death
The scripture is simple, clear, and before your eyes, and you will continue to falsely teach contrary to God's words below "Why"?
Once a person is shown biblical truth, and if they continue to teach contrary to truth presented, they become the false teacher and deceiver, it's that simple
1 Corinthians 15:21-24 & 51-54KJV
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
24 Then cometh the end
, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality
, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.