WHEN IS THE LEFT RIGHT AND THE RIGHT LEFT?

By Bill Byrnes

When is the Left on the Right and the Right on the Left? The following passage answers :

Matthew: 25:31-46–Jesus said to his disciples: “When the Son of Man comes again in his glory, and all the angels with him then he will sit on his throne and all the nations of the world will be gathered before him. He will separate the people–some on his right & some on his left. Then the king will say to those on his right: ‘ Come you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you because when I was hungry you gave me food,  when I was thirsty you gave me drink…You welcomed me when I was a stranger, clothed me when I was naked and took care of me when I was sick ’. Then the righteous will answer him ‘Lord, when was this…’ and the king will answer: ’ Just as you did this for the least of my people, you did this for me.’  Then the king will say to those on the Left:  ‘You are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. When I was hungry you gave me no food…thirsty, you gave me no drink. You did not welcome me as a strangerMatthew: 25:31-46–Jesus said to his disciples: “When the Son of Man comes again in his glory, and all the angels with him then he will sit on his throne and all the nations of the world will be gathered before him. He will separate the people–some on his right & some on his left. Then the king will say to those on his right: ‘ Come you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you because when I was hungry you gave me food,  when I was thirsty you gave me drink…You welcomed me when I was a stranger, clothed me when I was naked and took care of me when I was sick ’. Then the righteous will answer him ‘Lord, when was this…’ and the king will answer: ’ Just as you did this for the least of my people, you did this for me.’  Then the king will say to those on the Left:  ‘You are accursed, depart from…nor give me clothes when I was naked. You did not take care of me when I was sick or visit me when I was in prison.’ Then they will answer him: ‘Lord, when was it that we did not take care of you?’ Then he will answer them, ‘Truly, I will tell you, just as you did not do it for any of the least of my people, you did not do it for me!’  You will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will enter into eternal life!”

During  the upcoming election think about this passage. I’m sure you will decide (as many of you already have) which side you want to be on! Also, remember this fact: isn’t the Bible referring to a state of mind, and not just throwing a few bucks into the collection  plate on Sundays?

Yes, “VIRGINIA” the Bible really can give you insight into today’s politics!

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