It's dreadfully myopic to handle the parable this way, as so many do, and focus on doing good works when, in reality, the focus is on the very identification of the sheep and the goats and their relationship to God.
"The core message of the Parable of the Sheep and Goats is that God’s people will love others. Good works will result from our relationship to the Shepherd. Followers of Christ will treat others with kindness, serving them as if they were serving Christ Himself," reads an incredibly helpful GotQuestions answer. "The unregenerate live in the opposite manner. While 'goats' can indeed perform acts of kindness and charity, their hearts are not right with God, and their actions are not for the right purpose – to honor and worship God."
Twisting Scripture to support an agenda is nothing new. In fact, Luke gives us insight into Satan's readiness to do exactly that when he tempts Jesus, deviously misquoting Psalm 91. No matter who you are, even if you're the Speaker Of The House, you will be held accountable for criminal mishandling of God's Word.
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