2. SALVATION

Chapter 3.

The
Secret of "Sheep & Goat"

First, 
let's read the account of 

those who go to hell for not doing good things when they have to.


Here’s the whole verses.



 

When the Son of Man
comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory.
All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

"He will put the sheep
on his right and the goats on his left."


...

Then the King will say to those on his right,
'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.'

- ("List of Good things" follows after) -


Then he will say to those on his left,
'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.'

- ("List of Bad things" follows after) - 


(Matthew 25:31-43)

The verses above are
in Matthew chapter 25.


Those verses are 
referenced a lot by the believers 

who insist on 'the salvation 
based on works.'





Sheep go to heaven
 by doing good things.
 Goats go into the lake of fire
by doing bad things.


"Therefore,
 you have to do a lot of
good things to be saved
and go to heaven."


That is what they believe
 and insist on.





"However,"
"they are misguided."



I would like to ask those

 who insist that the above verses
prove their belief that
you can go to heaven only
if you do good things.



Have you ever seen
 anyone who does 100% good things in his/her life?

Have you ever seen
 anyone who does 100% bad things in his/her life?





What would they answer

to this question?


No matter how good he is,
 there are times he does bad things.

No matter how bad he is,
 there are times he does good things.



Listen carefully!



There is only one man
 in human history who has lived perfect life without any sin at all
 - "Jesus Christ."


We all live as follows.

"There is no exception."

Mail me if you have any objection.






"Let me tell you something amazing."


Actually it's a common sense, 
but it's something we've never thought of.

Whether they are in the group of sheep or in the group of goats,
they are all the same 

in terms of nature of sin.

The people of both groups 
will die after living the life 
as above, right?




"Then, Why!"


Goats go to hell and sheep 

go to heaven?



"You, believer!"

  

 "There's only one answer."





They are not judged 
by their good-doing or 
bad-doing in their lives.


However, they are judged by 
whether or not 
they were covered 
with the blood of Jesus.



"Read carefully."


There is now "no condemnation" for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. 


(Rome 8:1-2)

[dictionary]

Condemnation:

concluding one of being guilty




 

「 There is now
no condemnation 

That is the promise of God.


God made the promise to you 
as follows.


Those who are forgiven 
by the blood of Christ will 
"never be condemned!"

You are free from the law 
of sin and death!



"Focus!"

01 Sheep 

What makes sheep 
different from goats is,

they, sheep, are free 
from the law of sin and death.
Because they have received 
the sign of the promise that 
says God will never condemn them for their sins.

"Other than that, 

their sins are no different from those of goats."

That's why the King does not care 
about their sins and judges them 
only by their good deeds, 
even though they are also sinful 
as well.




 

「 David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
"Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.

Blessed is the man whose sin 

the Lord will never count 

against him."  


(Romans 4:6-8)


Their sins are 
not seen to the King, 
for all their sins are forgiven 
by the blood of Jesus.


Think about why they were 
initially called "sheep" in the verse.


They are the "sheep" 
who were born again in
the blood of Jesus Christ and 
all their sins are forgiven.

They know His voice and follow 
Him wherever He goes.



02 Goats


What makes goats different

 from sheep is that they are

 "servants to sin and death."



"They have never been forgiven for their sins
by the blood of redemption."


Their shepherd is not Christ.


That's why the King does not see their good deeds and judges them only by their evil deeds.



Unless their sins were covered,
 their good deeds didn’t
 help them any good.

Think about why they were initially called 
"goats" in the verse.


These are the children of Satan,
 and they have never been
 born again.

If you are not the child of God,
 you are the child of Satan.




"There is no

grey-zone."


"Everyone." 



If there's even one sin left, 
you'll go to hell.

No matter how many 
good things you do, 
you go to hell because of a single sin which you forgot to repent.




However, 
that is not the only problem.


As I said, it’s not they go to hell because they don’t repent enough 
of their evil deeds.


They go to hell because 
they don't do good things when they have to.


If you are one of those 
who want to go to heaven 
by good deeds and 
enough repentance of sins,
listen to me carefully now.




The true meaning of that verse, 
which convinced you that 
you can go to heaven 
by praying hard for repentance,

is actually
"You are all going to hell."




In the King’s sight, 
all sins, including the sins of not doing good things when you have to, 
are bad enough for hell 
unless you are covered with 
the blood of Jesus.


  

Are you still confident that you can go to heaven with your own efforts?
  


The verse, which convinced you of
‘the salvation based on works,’
is actually a powerful proof of the gospel of grace!


If there's even one single sin 
left that you forget to repent, 
you go to hell.
If you don't do good things 
when you are supposed to do, 
you go to hell.




"Repentance 

sin alone is not enough 
to avoid hell."




Actually, the parable of 
‘sheep and goats’ points to 
a certain verse in the Bible, 
which you’ve ignored while trying 
to go to heaven by repentance 
and holy deeds.

Jesus answered, 

"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 

 

(John 14:6)

"It’s your choice, now."



You can go to heaven, 

by the
 "gift" of God's grace that unconditionally forgive you 100%, 

or 

by 
"paying for" your sin with continuous repentance and good deeds without a break.



I bet, if you choose the latter,
you won’t join the Rapture
or go to heaven.



"Eternity is up to

your choice."


 2. SALVATION 

Chapter 3.

The Secret of
"Sheep & Goat"

First, let's read the account of those who 

go to hell for not doing good things when they have to.

Here’s the whole verses.


 

When the Son of Man comes in his glory,
and all the angels with him,
he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory.
All the nations will be gathered before him,
and he will separate the people one from another
as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

"He will put the sheep on his right and
the goats on his left.
"


Then the King will say to those on his right,
'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world :


- ("List of good things" follows after) -


Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me,
you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for
the devil and his angels :

- ("List of bad things" follows after) -


(Matthew 25:31-43)



The verses above are in Matthew chapter 25.


Those verses are referenced a lot by the believers 
who insist on 'the salvation based on works.'



Sheep go to heaven by doing good things.

Goats go into the lake of fire by doing bad things.


"Therefore, you have to do a lot of good things

to be saved and go to heaven."


That is what they believe and insist on.





"However,"

"they are misguided."



I would like to ask those who insist that

the above verses prove their belief that

you can go to heaven only if you do good things.




Have you ever seen anyone

who does 100% good things in his/her life?

Have you ever seen anyone

who does 100% bad things in his/her life?




What would they answer to this question?


No matter how good he is, there are times he does bad things.

No matter how bad he is, there are times he does good things.



Listen Carefully!


There is only one man in human history

who has lived perfect life without any sin at all

- "Jesus Christ."



We all live as follows.


"There is no exception."

Mail me if you have any objection.

"Let me tell you something amazing." 


Actually it's a common sense, 

but it's something we've never thought of.


Whether they are in the group of sheep 

or in the group of goats, 

they are all the same in terms of nature of sin.

The people of both groups will die 

after living the life as above, right?



"Then, Why!"

Goats go to hell and sheep go to heaven?


"You, believer!"

"There's only one answer."




They are not judged by 

their good-doing or bad-doing in their lives.


However, they are judged by 

whether or not they were covered 

with the blood of Jesus.



"Read carefully."

「 There is now "no condemnation"

for those who are in Christ Jesus, 

because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life 

set me free from the law of sin and death. 」


(Rome 8:1-2)

[Dictionary]

condemnation :





concluding one of being guilty




   

「 There is now 

no condemnation


That is the promise of God.




God made the promise to you as follows.


Those who are forgiven 

by the blood of Christ will 

"never be condemned!" 

You are free from the law of sin and death!




"Focus!"


01 Sheep



What makes sheep different from goats is


they, sheep, are free from the law of sin and death. 

Because they have received the sign of the promise that 

says God will never condemn them for their sins.


"Other than that, 

their sins are no different from those of goats."



That's why the King does not care about their sins and 

judges them only by their good deeds, 

even though they are also sinful as well.


「 David says the same thing 

when he speaks of the blessedness of the man 

to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: 

"Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, 

whose sins are covered. 

Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord 

will never count against him."  


(Romans 4:6-8)

Their sins are not seen to the King, 

for all their sins are forgiven by the blood of Jesus.


Think about why they were initially called "sheep" in the verse.


They are the "sheep" who were born again 

in the blood of Jesus Christ and all their sins are forgiven. 

They know His voice and follow Him wherever He goes.



02 Goats



What makes goats different from sheep is that they are

"servants to sin and death".



"They have never been forgiven

for their sins by the blood of

redemption."



Their shepherd is not Christ.


That's why the King does not see their good deeds and

 judges them only by their evil deeds.



Unless their sins were covered,

their good deeds didn’t help them any good.


Think about why they were initially called "goats" in the verse.


These are the children of Satan,

and they have never been born again.


If you are not the child of God, you are the child of Satan.

"There is no grey-zone."


"Everyone." 



If there's even one sin left, you'll go to hell.

No matter how many good things you do, 

you go to hell because of a single sin which you forgot to repent.




However, 

that is not the only problem.


As I said, it’s not they go to hell because 

they don’t repent enough of their evil deeds.


They go to hell because 

they don't do good things when they have to.

If you are one of those who want to go to heaven 

by good deeds and enough repentance of sins, 

listen to me carefully now.




The true meaning of that verse, 

which convinced you that you can go to heaven 

by praying hard for repentance, 


is actually 

"You are all going to hell."



  


In the King’s sight, all sins, 

including the sins of not doing good things when you have to, 

are bad enough for hell unless you are covered 

with the blood of Jesus.




 

Are you still confident
that you can go to heaven

 with your own efforts?
  


The verse, which convinced you of 

‘the salvation based on works,’

is actually a powerful proof of the gospel of grace!


If there's even one single sin left 

that you forget to repent, you go to hell.

If you don't do good things 

when you are supposed to do, you go to hell.


"Repentance of sin alone is 

not enough to avoid hell.




Actually, the parable of ‘sheep and goats’ points to 

a certain verse in the Bible, which you’ve ignored 

while trying to go to heaven by repentance and holy deeds.

Jesus answered, 

"I am the way and the truth and the life. 

No one comes to the Father

except through me. 」

 

(John 14:6)

"It’s your choice, now."



You can go to heaven 


by the "gift" of God's grace 

that unconditionally forgive you 100%,


or


by "paying for" your sin with 

continuous repentance and good deeds 

without a break. 




I bet, if you choose the latter, 

you won’t join the Rapture or go to heaven.


"Eternity is up to your choice."