Product DetailsThere are a number of things that Christ said.

There has been a lot of discussion about some of them and if Christ really meant what he said.

Which leads me to a scripture that came to mind in the middle of the discussion.

Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in, 36I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you visited Me…’

That is part of the description of what happens after Christ returns (Matthew 25:31) and what comes next.

The longer text is as follows:

The Judgment

25:31 “When 32  the Son of Man comes in his glory and all the angels with himthen he will sit on his gloriousthrone. 25:32 All 33  the nations will be assembled before himand he will separate people one from another likea shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 25:33 He 34  will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. 25:34 Then the king will say to those on his right‘Come, you who are blessed by my Fatherinherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 25:35 For I was hungry and you gave me foodI was thirsty and you gave me something to drinkI was a stranger and you invited me in, 25:36 I was naked and you gave me clothingI was sick and you took care of meI was in prison and you visited me.’ 25:37 Then the righteous will answer him, 35  ‘Lordwhen did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 25:38 When 36  did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or naked and clothe you? 25:39 When 37 did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 25:40 And the king will answer them, 38  ‘I tell you the truth, 39 just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters 40  of mineyou did it for me.’

25:41 “Then he will say 41  to those on his left‘Depart from meyou accursedinto the eternal fire that has been prepared for the devil and his angels! 25:42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eatI was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink. 25:43 I was a stranger and you did not receive me as a guest, naked and you did not clothe mesick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 25:44 Then they too will answer, 42  ‘Lordwhen did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prisonand did not give you whatever you needed?’ 25:45 Then he will answer them, 43  ‘I tell you the truth, 44  just as you did not do it for one of the least of theseyou did not do it for me.’ 25:46 And these will depart into eternal punishmentbut the righteous into eternal life.”

NET Bible Translation.

File:M0708 Christian groups protest.jpgWhich leads to questions:

  • Did Christ really mean that?
  • What did he mean by it?
  • What other things did he say that we don’t necessarily believe or think about?
  • Why is that teaching ignored by others?
  • Should it be more strongly taught as doctrine?
  • Why?

What do you think?

 

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