The Bible teaches that Christians are saved by grace alone, and not by works. Yet it also teaches that we are judged by our works. Are these two teachings in conflict? How are Christian to relate to judgment?
With your Bible open, I invite you to learn this Judgment of God, which is soon to take place in our lives as we near the Second Coming of Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:10 ─ The Bible teaches that everyone must appear before the judgment seat of Christ.
Matthew 12: 36 ─ Jesus spoke of the day of judgment as the day that we will give account of what we have done.
Acts 24:25 ─ Paul spoke of a future judgment in the context of righteousness and self-control.
Ecclesiastes 12: 13-14 ─ During the judgment, nothing will be hidden ─ whether it is good or evil.
Daniel 7: 9-10 ─ Phase one of the judgment takes place before the second coming, while the little horn is still in power (see verse 11).
Revelation 22:12 ─ When Jesus returns, He will bring His reward with Him. People’s eternal destiny is already decided.
1 Corinthians 6:2-3 ─ The saved will judge the world and even the cases of the fallen angels.
Revelation 20:11-12 ─ At the end of the 1000 years, the final phase of the judgment will be executed.
Revelation 20:14-14 ─ The lake of fire is the ultimate destiny for anyone not found in the Lamb’s book of life.
Getting Through the Judgement
Luke 10:20 ─ Jesus told the Disciples to rejoice that their names are written in heaven. This means their names are in the book of life.
John 5:24 ─ If we have found forgiveness in Jesus, we are ready to face the judgment.
James 2:12-13 ─ Mercy alone will triumph over judgment. Good works will not save us.
Is it clear that Jesus is the only way to get through the judgment?