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In Matthew 25 Jesus illustrates that the final judgment is based on the karma of an active (positive) or an inactive (negative) Christianity. Here works of love (i.e., charity) are the key to salvation. The Lord promises to those who minister unto him even in the person of “one of the least of these my brethren”[1] that they shall inherit the kingdom; whereas to those who do not minister unto him for the very love of Christ in all people, he says, “Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire,[2] prepared for the devil and his angels.”[3]

  1. Matt. 25:40.
  2. See Lake of fire.
  3. Matt. 25:41.