And before him
This judgment is to be distinguished from the judgment of the great white throne. Here there is no resurrection; the persons judged are living nations; no books are opened; three classes are present, sheep, goats, and brethren; the time is at the return of Christ (Matthew 25:31); and the scene is on the earth. All these particulars are in contrast with Revelation 20:11-15.
The test in this judgment is the treatment accorded by the nations to those whom Christ here call "my brethren." These "brethren" are the Jewish Remnant who will have preached the Gospel of the kingdom to all nations during the tribulation. See "Remnant" Isaiah 1:9; Romans 11:5.
The test in Revelation 20:11-15 is the possession of eternal life. See, for the other six judgments: (See Scofield "John 12:31") I Corinthians 11:31" See Scofield "II Corinthians 5:10" See Scofield "Ezekiel 20:37" See Scofield "Jude 1:6" See Scofield "Revelation 20:12"
Other Scofield entries containing Matthew 25:32:
1 Corinthians 11:31
2 Corinthians 5:10
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