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Is there a difference between Kingdom of God and Kingdom of Heaven?

No, both terms describe the government of God. One emphasizes the ruler of that Kingdom (God), and the other emphasizes the present location of the throne of that government (heaven). It should be noted that the word heaven can be used as a euphemism for God—so the two phrases really mean the same thing: the Kingdom ruled by God in heaven. Ultimately, that Kingdom will come to earth when Jesus returns.

You will learn more about the reason different names are used in the Bible from “The Kingdom of Heaven” and “What Is the Kingdom of God?” 

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The Kingdom of Heaven

How does this term relate to the Kingdom of God? Is heaven where good people go? Why did Matthew use the term the Kingdom of Heaven?