As the believers in Christ, our eternal destiny is already secured; thank the Lord for that! But, where will we be during the 1,000 year reign of Christ on the earth, the millennium? (Rev. 20:1-10). Will that be a time of enjoyment and blessing for us? Or a time of suffering and shame?
That is not yet determined; rather, it depends, not on whether we believe in Christ, but on whether we are faithful to follow Him in this age or not.
This is a side of the truth few Christians today are aware of, namely, that we are responsible before the Lord for how we live our Christian life, and will give an account to Him regarding that at the judgment seat of Christ. (2 Cor. 5:10; cf. Matt. 16:24-27). That judgment could even result in our being cast, for a time, into the “outer darkness” (Matt. 22:13, 25:30).
So in this shortcast we briefly consider, first, our responsibility as Christians, and then, just what is the outer darkness?
RESOURCES REFERRED TO IN THIS EPISODE
A Brief Note: “By Parables and Plain Words”
A Brief Note: “What Is the Kingdom of the Heavens?”
A Brief Note: “What Is the Kingdom of the Outer Darkness?”
BIBLE VERSES CITED IN THIS EPISODE
2 Corinthians 5:10: All the believers must stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
Revelation 20:1-10: The 1,000 year reign of Christ on the earth in the coming age.
Matthew 16:24-27: A believer may lose his soul when the Lord returns.
Matthew 8:11-12, 22:13, 25:30: Cast Out Into the Outer Darkness.
Revelation 19:8: The wedding garment is the righteous deeds of the saints.
This edition of the program was recorded in segments beginning on Thursday, 27 April 2023.