Which nations will be classed as the "sheep" when Jesus returns?
Matthew 25:31 - 46
ESV - 31 When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
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I would say that, although the passage cited in the question indicates that people of all nations will be gathered at the judgment seat of Christ when He returns, the division of the sheep (the redeemed) from the goats (the lost) will not be done on a nation-by-nation basis, but on an individual basis. All people (regardless of their earthly citizenship or nationality) will be individually judged on whether they were personally saved through faith in Christ during their life. They will be neither saved nor condemned solely because of being citizens of any particular earthly nation. Even if people from some nations will be generally saved, while people from other nations will be generally lost, it will not be because of their earthly citizenship, but based on whether each person in those nations did or did not have saving faith.
In my humble and simple opinion the list of sheep nations will be very short indeed as it has to do with one's view and action toward God first, the land of Israel and then the Jewish people in general. (Matthew 25:33) Obedient Right vs Rebellious Left (Matthew 25:40) Is a clue (Matthew 25:41) All the rebellious religions along with the secular leftist, who express themselves as an anti semitic people will make up the goat nations. (Isaiah 1:28) Bottom Line: Even within the goat nations there remains a people who have not bent their knee to the religious political correctness tyranny that governs their daily waking lives. God has heard their hearts prayers and has provided for them within the sheep. By the same token your lucky current status within a sheep nation is in NO way a guarantee for making this cut; as it's an individual and very personal matter, friend. Consider: At the United Nations any vote with little Israel as the target for any imagined transgression; the total number of nations standing with or for Israel could be counted on two hands, with enough fingers left over to hold a taco. (Galatians 4:16) In the Lord's freedom always....warrior on
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