Evangelical teaching and preaching often directly contradict that which Jesus taught about love and peace, and more surprisingly, celebrity Christian statements often directly conflict with Jesus' statements about Heaven and Hell. Matthew, the first book in the New Testament, contains the most outrageous example of added words that directly contradicts Jesus words. A quote from the Scofield Reference Bible footnotes directly contradicts what Jesus Christ is quoted to have said, His simple words, taken from the King James Edition, describing the basis upon which Jesus told his followers He himself will someday judge every man from every tribe "nation".
Three classes of individuals are mentioned:
(1) Sheep, saved Gentiles;
(2) Goats, unsaved Gentiles; and
(3) Brethren, the people of Israel.
Oxford Press introduces radical racism into its interpolation of Jesus' words by limiting heaven to Jews and those non-Jews who are excessively kind to Jews. And the footnotes also claim it is not even Heaven Jesus it talking about. Instead it is an early kingdom that is yet to come...and it has (according to Oxford) nothing to do with the world the Disciples and Jesus lived in!
Who, to Jesus, were "the least of these my Brethren?" Oxford has them to be "Jews" living in the state of Israel at some future age. When Jesus spoke of "his brethren" He was in no way talking about the 1948 created State of Israel. Jesus words were (this writer thinks) relevant to those who followed him then; if not, how can the words be believable to those who try to follow Jesus now?
To make sure everyone knows what Jesus was talking about, Heaven and Hell, he provides two parables in first half of the same 25th Chapter that he labeled as explaining the kingdom of Heaven "the kingdom of Heaven is like". What is Oxford's motive? Oxford Press treats Jesus Christ like a public school drop out who cannot express himself.
We are supposed to believe that the Scofield bible (written and rewritten by Oxford University Press from 1921 on) is needed to interpret Jesus lack of expression. How insulting to God. Oxford Press and Pharisaic Christian leaders should tremble in fear if they indeed believe He is God. Traditional Christians (as well as Muslims as we understand them) believe Jesus was describing the "narrow path" to heaven.
Jesus words are easy to understand, but difficult to follow toward the Strait Gate. Oxford deliberately subverted the meaning of Jesus' analogy of the sheep and goats by italicized sub-headings. Schofield also claimed Christian conversion while doing time for forgery. Pastors who accept Oxford's deliberate abuse of Jesus words belong in the street, if not in jail with Scofield's ghost.
Oxford press sets out to convince the reader that Jesus changed the subject from what He said he was talking about, heaven and hell, to the "second coming" at his "return to earth" or Armageddon scheme by adding the above line of italics between the verses. We are to believe that Jesus was finished with heaven and hell and switched subjects without warning, to talking about "Christ's return to earth" popularly fictionalized as "the end times.”
Together sub-heading and footnotes complete the terrible forgery of God’s words. Without the sub-heading there is no reason to think Jesus changed the subject...he is still talking about his heaven in the sheep and goats story. Obviously, Oxford has a problem with Jesus words so it vetoed what Jesus said. This of course would make Jesus a liar to his own followers, but Oxford does not flinch at doing this.