The Love of God and God's Purpose for Creation
In Matthew 22:1-14 Jesus, as he often did, spoke a parable about the "kingdom of heaven". The kingdom of heaven here is the same kingdom of God as the other gospel writers speak of. Throughout the parables we see Jesus using a familiar cultural or social situation which those to whom he speaks can relate. Verse 2 ays, "the kingdom of heaven may be compared to...".
A favorite passage of mine is Romans 5:12-19. I believe this passage shows what God had in mind regarding the reconciliation of all humanity. Now, I must proceed by comparing one bible translation which many hold to be the only God inspired writing, the King James Version to a few others. This comparison is extremely important as we will see there is a particular word missing from the KJV that has a significant bearing on the outcome of God's saving work through Christ Jesus.