All the same, all different

RE Verse reading–Matthew 25:31-46 (day two)  “All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another”  (vs 32)  The future will reveal two facts.  We are all the same but different in one eternally significant respect.  Jesus saw the day when all nations would be gathered before him.  Every person.  Made in His image.  Accountable. EVERY knee shall bow.  NO diversity here.  Having shattered all superficial distinctions (nationality, race, gender, wealth), the Lord will then separate us using His own evaluative standard.  A dividing line will be drawn–those who served and welcomed Christ, and those who rejected and refused Him.  Upon this distinction, the destiny of the soul will rest.  A common secular idea is that all people are equal.  In some sense we Christians agree.  We never surrender, however, that at every moment of history,  two separate groups have been living their lives.  Different responses to God make different people with eternally different outcomes.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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