Sheep vs Goats....Translation Says "Unicorn"

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  • cameo-d

    Bob...The scripture actually says JUDGEMENT...not death.

    Seems to me that you are going beyond what is written and making up your own ideas to promote.

    As for judgement...maybe the wicked will just be sent to a remedial planet.

  • cameo-d
  • cameo-d

    The unicorn's blood and horn supposedly have mystical healing properties. A unicorns horn also is known as the "bane of evil" in that it has the ability to dispel anything malignant in water and can also kill most truly evil creatures it comes in to contact with. Naturally Kings sought after cups made from this horn so they could enjoy a poison free meal.

    Doesn't the following story resemble the Samson story a bit...the subtle trickery and capture by a seductive woman?

    "The unicorns were near enough impossible to catch and skewered anyone who would try with their horn so a method was devised. A huntsman would stand in front of a tree and bait the unicorn who would then charge at him and become stuck in the wood (if the huntsman was fast enough. The horn was then sawed off leaving the unicorn defenceless to natural predators or they were killed on the spot. Of course this wasn't the safest of methods and many men died until one day a man took his young daughter to the hunt and found the unicorn came straight to her and lay down in her lap, allowing the hunter to saw off it's horn. Thus the secret was broadcast and the unicorns were wiped out."

  • RR
    Our Lord gave one of his parables to illustrate the world's judgment during the Millennium, the parable of the sheep and the goats. Its location is definitely fixed by the context, which shows that it will find its fulfillment during the Millennial Age--after the present age shall have closed. We read, "When the Son of Man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: and before him shall be gathered all nations; and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats." (Matt. 25:31,32.) This parable corresponds exactly to the "great white throne" picture of Revelation. It shows all nations, all peoples gathered before that throne, which will be established in power and great glory. The Son of man who will come in his glory and who will sit upon the throne has given us numerous assurances that the elect church shall sit with him in his throne. The church will not be amongst those sheep and goats before that throne, but, glorified as the Lamb's Wife, the Church will be with her Bridegroom in his throne judging all nations--judging them, proving them; which are of the sheep nature and which are of the goat nature. The former will be blessed. The latter will be destroyed.

    At the end of the thousand years of the Judgment Day, the sheep found at the right hand of favor will receive the blessing: "Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world"--an earthly kingdom, different decidedly from the heavenly kingdom, which will have previously been given to the church in association with her Lord. Then the unworthy will also be dealt with.

    As we read, He who sat upon the throne said to the goat class, "Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels"-- his fellows, all who are of his character likeness, and who are in sympathy with him. These will include all of Adam's restored race who, after enjoying the knowledge and favor of God, shall maintain any sympathy for sin and discord.

    The everlasting punishment, be it remembered, will be administered; but this does not signify everlasting torments, because the punishment for sin is not torment, but death--everlasting death will therefore be the punishment of the goat class with Satan the great adversary. From this death there will be no redemption, no resurrection, no recovery of any kind. As St. Peter declares, "They shall be like brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed." The everlasting fire is as symbolical, as parabolic, as the sheep and the goats. Fire is a symbol of destruction, and everlasting fire a symbol of everlasting destruction. An everlasting fire is one not quenched, one which burns until it shall have accomplished its purpose of complete destruction.

    C.T. Russell Overland Monthly, Page 43

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