Q: I'm wondering how you read Matthew 25: 31-46. I recently attended a church that used this as a proof-text for eternal punishment, and I'm having a hard time reading it otherwise, though deep down inside I don't believe that is what Christ intended to be taught or understood. Would you explain your reading and/or point me to a study that might help me understand it more?
A: Thanks for this question. I do cover this in my book Her Gates Will Never Be Shut.