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The Final Separation - by Michael Phillips
Study in Matthew - Part 86
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Matthew 25:1-46
Oct 01, 2017 am - Matthew 25 has got to be the scariest chapter in the Bible. It opens with two terrifying parables, and then gets really scary. Scholars differ on whether the Judgment in this chapter refers to the Fall of Jerusalem in AD 70 or the Second Coming of Christ, but I don't think it matters all that much because the Message is the same! Jesus is coming to separate the sheep from the goats and the separation He effects that day will be forever. I cannot read your heart or infallibly assess your profession of faith, but this much I can say for sure: You'll be at that Judgment-and maybe not on the right side. I would sleep better if this part of Matthew was addressed to the scribes, Pharisees, and hypocrites cursed in chapter 23, but it isn't. 24:1 says it was, in fact, spoken to- His disciples. .the twelve men who had left all to follow Jesus. They needed this warning, and so do we. So, let's give up the notion that everything in the Bible is sweet and cheerful, full of lollipops and rainbows, and hear the Word of the Lord as if our lives depended on it. THE TEN VIRGINS In the first thirteen verses, our Lord tells a story about a wedding. If the stakes were not so high, it might be comical ... More >>>


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