Christians, a question about recognizing what Jesus meant in ‘the sheep and the goats’?Feb 13th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Questions You Ask (click for the full answer)
Where according to this parable will you find these ‘goats’, ie. these ones that are goat in nature? Finally, what is the meaning of ‘the goat’ in the Old Testament? So then, who are these people?
We want to believe Jesus’ words, not try to veer off, and try to make them fit some philosophy that makes us feel good.
Jesus said ‘the TRUTH makes you free’, so let us pursue truth here.
I’m interested in how you ‘hear’ this. Your insights here?
Mat 25:42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
Mat 25:43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Hungered gave no meat–that is doesn’t understand the meat of the word
In the Old Testament–in the sacrifices, The Day of Atonement to be exact–there are goats used, and so goats are not necessarily bad, depending on context, but definitely have a different disposition than sheep. They are ornery and eat just about anything.