Over the past few months, a piece of scripture has come up in conversations several times and I’ve wanted to toss something in writing about it, so I’m just making time to get something written down. The passage is Matthew 25:31-46: the judgment of the sheep and the goats. Seeing that this is meant to be a short post (that’s what “Bible Bites” are supposed to be), I’ll just jump right in!
The passage opens with Matt. 25:31-32: “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.”
– Without getting into various and sundry debates about the many related issues around the end times, I’ll just point out that the opening phrase states that the events that follow will occur “when the Son of Man comes in his glory” along with the angels and sits on his throne.
– Whatever that is, it’s certainly in the future and sometime at the end of history.