Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Viktor Vasnetsov. The last judgment. 1904.
Oil on canvas 690*700 Museum of Architecture and Art Vladimir


"And when the Son of man shall come in his majesty, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit upon the seat of his majesty. And all nations shall be gathered together before him: and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left." (Matt. 25:31-33)

THE JUDGMENT WILL BE GENERAL: All men, though they have been already judged privately, will stand before God's judgement-seat, and be judged together and openly.

[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]
(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)