Christian concepts of salvation
of Matthew 25:34-45
Overview of this section:
Various passages in the Bible teach a diversity of beliefs concerning what
one must do and believe to be saved -- i.e. to be born again and thus qualify to
spend eternity in Heaven.
Matthew 25:34-45 contains the "sheep and goats" passage that
discusses Jesus' judgment of "all nations." It is a description of the "final judgment" when all the people of the world are gathered together and individually judged by Jesus. Some meet the criterion for salvation and go to Heaven forever. The others go to the torture chambers of Hell, also forever. This passage is a major stumbling
block for those who believe that salvation is based solely or mainly on faith.
Topics covered in this section:
Copyright © 2006 to 2016 by Ontario Consultants on Religious
Originally written: 2006-AUG-26
Latest update: 2016-APR-10
Author: B.A. Robinson