Sheep and Goat Judgement

Matthew 25:31-46

  • The word nations in Matthew 25:32 means "Gentiles"
  • This will not be a judgment of groups (Germany, Italy, Japan, etc.) but of individuals within these nations.
  • We must not confuse this judgment with the Great White Throne Judgment described in Revelation 20:11-15.
  • The Sheep/Goat judgment takes place on earth immediately after the Battle of Armageddon.
  • The White Throne Judgment takes place in space somewhere ("the earth and the heaven fled away," Rev. 20:11).
  • The Sheep/Goat judgment takes place before the kingdom is established on earth, for the saved are told to "inherit the kingdom" (Matt. 25:34).
  • The White Throne Judgment will take place after the 1,000-year reign of Christ (Rev. 20:7ff).
  • I. We must not force this passage to teach salvation by good works.

    II. Comparison of the Judgment.

    III. There is a Lesson in this for Us = God intends for us to minister to others.

    Let's Be Like Sheep!