Does it support or disprove the Calvinist view of predestination? Is it related at all?
KJV - 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
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Faith without works is dead. Just like a body without a spirit is dead. We have all fallen short of God's glory, we cannot possibly do enough good works to make up for our sin. God's standard is so much more higher than we assume. We must understand and believe that Jesus died on the cross as a holy sacrifice for our sins; therefore we are thankful for that and take on Jesus into our lives and do his good works, adopting his behaviour as we live in Him and He dwells in us, doing His good will to all.
Matthew was, in its entirety, written to a Jewish audience. Matthew 24 through 25 are end-times scripture relative to the Kingdom of God on earth, with Jesus seated on the Throne of David ruling with the 12 Tribes of Israel. Note that this is an earthly Kingdom, not a destination in Heaven. It is applicable to those Jews who rejected walking with God in the Hebrew Bible, and then rejected Jesus, the promised Messiah, who came to save them during His earthly ministry. It is not applicable to Christians who will be residing in Heaven, not on earth. Therefore, the Christian-based debates of Calvinism and Armenianism do not apply.
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