WHAT IS “THE RELIGIOUS ERROR”? It is the same error that Rabbinical Judaism, Christianity, and even the Messianic Movement has made in regard to God’s Kingdom, and that is that they all view it as a RELIGION, rather than an actual KINGDOM.
A KINGDOM is a political, cultural, social, historical, and this case, religious entity consisting of a king ruling and reigning over a multitude of people who live and reside within a specified territory. In a KINGDOM, it is the KING, not the people, who sets the standards, the laws, the policies, as well as the values of what is right and wrong.
Of course, there are some unique features to God’s Kingdom. For one, and the most obvious unique feature, is that God, an eternal Spirit, who is the Creator of all things, is the King. Therefore, those within His Kingdom must be made spiritually alive, so that they may be able to interact with Him, in order to know His desires and how they are to serve Him. The other unique feature of His kingdom is His territory. It consists of all that He has created, both the physical universe and another alternate universe, we call “the spiritual realm.”
But unlike what many people seem to think. God does not rule by means of a democracy, a republic, socialism, communism, or any other type of government. His kingdom is that of a MONARCHY; however, the problem, at least in the United States, is that many American Christians approach God and His Kingdom Manual [the Bible], as if He is running a democracy. They feel they can choose which laws to follow and which ones they don’t have to follow when, in fact, in a MONARCHY, there’s only two choices: obedience to the laws of the King or disobedience and rebellion.