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Matthew 25:31-46

2014-11-19 — The trick, then, is to act in such a way that the pagans want to visit you when you’re in prison. Now there’s and evangelism strategy.

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BIBLE PASSAGE — “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” — The Reign of Christ

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  1. Peter Nelson — 1037 days ago #

    How could Christ rejecting children of wrath earn favor at judgement day that would enable them to enter into Heaven apart from being justified by Christ’s active and passive obedience and work on the Cross?

  2. Kent Krumwiede — 1035 days ago #

    This is just BBAAADDD theology. So I might as well not be a Christian and treat people good so I can get my frequent travel miles with God. We are saved by grace through faith, not on account of works, lest anyone should boast.

  3. Marsha — 1033 days ago #

    I’m with Kent on the BAAAAD thaeology. The sheep and the goats are separated before their deed are even spoken about. The sheep are called by name and they recognize the voice of their Shepherd. The goats do not know the Shepherd and so they do not follow Him. It has nothing to do with what have or have not done in this life. The only qualification is knowing the Shepherd. Thanks be to God the Author and Perfecter of our faith.

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