On The Day of Judgment

gavel and bibleAll humans will stand before God to be judged one day.  Hebrews 9:27 says, “. . . it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.”  Hebrews 6:2 lists “eternal judgment” among the most fundamental teachings of Christianity.  Romans 14:12 declares, “So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.”  This accounting will involve everything that we have done in our life: “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10).

The Christian has an advantage on the Day of Judgment: He has Christ Jesus in His corner.  All sin, but Jesus is the Christian’s advocate: “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” (1 John 2:1).  While Jesus advocates for the Christian, He will judge the non-Christian.  Paul declared in Acts 17:30-31: “Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”

There is a judgment; Jesus is the judge; and His word will be the standard of judgment.  In John 12:48, Jesus said, “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.”  Learn Christ’s words so that you may be found approved!  God bless you and I love you.