[Replying to post 1409 by tam
But can you explain without
your human interpreations and the dogma your posts teach? For example your doctine holds that there are two groups identifed in Mattew 25 ("rulers" and "subjects")...
Yet your posts teach that none of the people that help Christs brothers can be Christians
Yes, to be part of the Kingdom. Not as rulers, but as subjects.
(because you've redefined the word "Christian" to mean anointed chosen future ruler instead of just a follower of Christ). Puttin g aside such circular reasoning, the truth is there is nothing in the bible that says the sheep of Matthew 25 cannot
be CHRISTIANS themselves, and many indications that they are.
But I think we both agree that there are those who are not Christian who will be invited into the Kingdom to also receive eternal life...these ones will have done good to Christ - BY NATURE - by doing good to even a least one of His brothers. See also Romans 2; actually see the link from my post above).
Jesus didn't say the words "by nature
" and he didnt say the sheeps were not aware they were helping his brothers (I am not interested in your misapplication of scripture). When we remove your faulty definition of the word "Christian" (and misapplication of scripture) the true meaning becomes evident: these helpers if Christs brothers are approved Christians ("the other sheep") that make a conscious informed decision to help the anointed brothers of Christ in any wah possible.
As admirable as humanitarian work is, nowhere in scripture is it presented as the basis for being judged as worthy of everlasting life.