There’s an old saying: Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. There are many situations where that statement is true. It is especially true in the area of your spiritual salvation.
In Mark 12, Jesus has been under attack from the religious leaders of Israel. He has bested each one. To the last questioner, Jesus said, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” This may sound like a compliment but if you are not far from the kingdom, that can only mean you are not yet in the kingdom. In the verses that follow this interaction (Mark 12:35-37), Jesus presses the issue further, asking a difficult question of his own to reveal to his doubters that he is who they are scared he is.
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