Friday, April 11, 2008

The Immediate and the Final Judgment

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” 2 Corinthians 5:10

“Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,” Hebrews 9:27

“Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:11-15


These three texts speak of a final judgment.

It is a certainty!

With no exceptions everyone who was alive on this earth 150 years ago are now dead. That is at least 2 billion people. They have died from war, starvation, freezing, murder, disease and old age. They have had an immediate judgment and look forward to the final judgment. Jesus said,

“Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out—those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.” John 5:28, 29

Are you ready to die? Are you ready for the judgment?


(Taken from Good News/Bad News, 2008)

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