The Judgment Seatof Christ
One day every believer shall
give an account to Christ
for how we lived our Christian 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
One of the major themes of this website will be to warn Christians concerning the judgment seat of Christ, and of the very serious nature of this coming judgment. However, we have not yet begun to put this section of the site together, so for now we would just like to offer some introductory thoughts on this matter.
As so many Christians today are aware, once we are saved we can never lose our salvation; our eternal destiny of being forever with the Lord is assured, regardless of anything we may or may not do after we are saved (John 5:24, Rom. 10:8-13, etc.).
However, we must still, when the Lord returns, stand before the judgment seat of Christ to render an account to Christ concerning how we lived our Christian life (2 Cor. 5:10, quoted above). And this judgment will be much, much more serious than most Christians today realize, for it will determine how we will spend the coming 1,000 year reign of Christ on the earth, the “millennium.” That is, the Lord will determine at His judgment seat, based on how we lived our Christian life, whether we will “enter into the joy of our Master” or be “cast out into the outer darkness” (Matt. 25:21,23,30; cf. 1 Cor, 3:13-15).
As Christians, to go on with the Lord in a healthy way, we need a genuine sense of security concerning our eternal destiny, but we must reject any false sense of security concerning our millennial destiny. If even the Apostle Paul was concerned that he might be disapproved regarding the reward of entering into the kingdom (1 Cor. 9:27-10:5), how much more do we need to be on the alert!
Tragically, almost all Christians today have been lulled into passivity by a false teaching that tells them that, once they are saved, there can never be any real problems between them and the Lord. This is why, as mentioned above, warning our fellow believes concerning this coming judgment on the believers in Christ will be a main theme of this site.
For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? Now
“If the righteous one is scarcely saved,
Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?
— 1 Peter 4:17-18
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