Jaywill ... here is some friendly advice. Have your head examined.
That is an insult and not an argument.
Do you have a argument ?
Christ said no such thing.
Said no such thing as what ?
Christ says in the teaching which He explains will be said by the Son of Man at this judgment from the throne of His glory. These He says are His words:
So what on earth are you saying was not said by Christ ?
Please reply in specifics.
Your constant assuming and adding to the words of Christ
I refered you to these words of Christ in that passage:
Please specify the words that I added.
and removing the value of good works and love and charity
In this post or any other post specify words I removed
from any passage on love or charity. If you cannot demonstrate words I omitted or removed from any New Testament passage then you should retract your accusation.
I don't need to quote out the entire Matthew 25:32-46
. You can read it. And just because I quoted a portion
of the 15 verses does not mean I "removed" them from the section.
Are you thinking clearly? Maybe you should examine the clarity of your thought process.
in the equation of what gives eternal life puts you and your type squarely in the region of the evil teachers who will be destroyed in the lake of fire.
Instead of expressing your seething anger at me why not concentrate of the best interpretation of the passage?
Clearly, kindness showed to the Lord's brothers down to the least of them is central criteria as to who enters into the kingdom millennial kingdom and into eternal life. There is no argument there.
If you want
that debate, that the sheep are not people responding to the Gospel preached by the Christians, the gospel of grace and salvation through faith, you'll have to have that debate with someone who holds that opinion.
I do not. I have no problem seeing that these sheep and goats are judged on another criteria. See if you can get that into your head when you are conversing with me. I do not speak for anyone else who may have a different view.
Now, after the rapture of a portion of the Christian church, the age is in transition. And the dispensation of how God will justify the nations remaining on the earth during the great tribulation will be changed.
Christ always promised that there would be people on earth over whom His people would reign. So there has to be some people over whom Christ and His overcomers will reign. It is not logical that they reign over each other.
The same is true with His promises to Israel. If she is to be the capital of the nations there must be some nations left after Armegeddon to whom Israel would be such a world center. These sheep nations who enter into the kingdom and enter into eternal life must be those nations. They are transferred from the great tribulation time into the millennial kingdom.
I will not elaborate completely here. But two characteristics of these nations are:
1.) They are saved based on their response to "the eternal gospel"
preached in Revelation 14:6,7 by the angel. That is a gospel to fear the Creator God. It is not the same as the gospel preached by man during the church age per se.
2.) They are saved because they were kind the persecuted Christians and Jews under the reign of Antichrist. Remember, those without his mark or his number cannot buy or sell. They will be destitute, refugees, imprisoned, ill-clothed, sick.
3.) These saved sheep are not born again saved. The eternal life that they enter into is the same everlasting life that Adam was created with which he lost when he ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Therefore it means that these nations transferred into the kingdom of the millennium will be restored to be in the state that Adam was in when he was first created and was pronounced by God as "very good"
These are not sons of God. But they do enter into an everlasting life as nations over whom Christ and His co-kings must reign.
Only this much I write now. Challenge it if you wish. I am ready to defend it.