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And that’s why there is a BIG difference when one speculates between Jesus as King in 33ce, think literally as the people wanted, spiritual kingdom, as a work in progress, 1914 enthronement as a literal spiritual king in a heavenly (spiritual) kingdom
For 33 CE we don’t have to speculate. For 1914 we do have to speculate.
The way you have explained it would mean that Jesus was not a literal king to Paul, but only a spiritual king, a work in progress. Yet, you say he was a literal king to Charles T Russell, and Joseph F Rutherford. Yet, every explanation in the Watchtower publications you quoted shows that Jesus’ primary activity since 1914 has been the building up of a congregation since about 1919. But isn’t that what Jesus was doing in 33 CE? The same Watchtower admits that Jesus began ruling as king over the congregation in 33 CE. Of course, everyone should agree that he was ruler over the congregation, too, but that doesn’t account for why Paul would also say he had just been given a position of power and authority over every king on the earth, and even every power and authority in heaven.
You will also notice that no one will even touch the fact that Jesus is called King of Kings by Paul in Timothy.
This is the real problem with all this speculation that Jesus didn’t become king until 1914. It requires that we ignore clear scriptures.
Just to give an example of what I mean, watch what will happen if I ask the following questions:
- Why did Paul call Jesus “the King of those who rule as kings and Lord of those who rule as lords” in 1 Timothy 6:15?
- Why did John call Jesus “the Ruler of the kings of the earth” in Revelation 1:5?
- Why did Luke not make a correction about a supposed false allegation when Jews had Christians dragged in front of rulers to say: “All these men act in opposition to the decrees of Caesar, saying there is another king, Jesus.” in Acts 17:7?