14 July 2011

How Will Believers Be Judged?

Scripture reveals that Jesus Christ will judge every person who has ever lived (Acts 10:42). Those who refuse His offer of salvation face the white throne judgment—the unbelievers’ last stop before an eternity of exile from God’s presence. Believers will also stand before Jesus, at which time they’ll finally come to full comprehension of His extravagant grace.
In 1 Corinthians 4:5, Paul asserts that Jesus will disclose the motives hidden in believers’ hearts. Some people have gotten the misguided idea that all their sins will be displayed for everyone to see, but the Bible in no way supports that notion.
Jesus will reveal the true nature of a believer’s heart to him or her. Every rebellious act, wrong attitude, and cutting word will be reviewed. When the Bible says that Jesus will wipe the tears from our eyes, it is referring to this time (Isaiah 25:8). We’ll be standing in the holy Savior’s presence, grieving over how undeserving we are of His sacrifice. But the sorrow will last only a moment. On its heels comes the tremendous joy of having received forgiveness and lived a life pleasing to Him. Christ’s judgment is not a punishment; it is a reminder that we are pardoned. At last, we will fully realize the depth and breadthof His grace.
Believers need not cower or hang their heads during the judgment. Nor are we to repent—the time for that is past. We will stand before the Lord, clothed in Christ’s righteousness and forgiven of every single sin. And we will at last comprehend how great is the love of our God for us.
By Charles Stanley    


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  2. I love that: Judgement is not punishment but a reminder that we have been pardoned! A great phrase to share with those afraid of God's judgement.

  3. Very nice, Amen.
    --Cliff Harrison

  4. I like the way Dr. Charles Stanley explains things! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comments.

  5. Continue in the work of the Lord. Nice Post...

  6. "At last we will be able to comprehend how very deep the love of the Lord is..." How amazing that will be. Bless you Shapour. Give your wife my love. Nan Jones