All roads lead to standing before God on Judgment Day. Only one road leads to a favorable Judgment Day, but all roads surely do lead to Judgment Day. It is unavoidable, inevitable, and escaping is impossible. God will, according to His Word, reckon with every individual according to their works. If there were no Judgment Day Christ’s Gospel would be meaningless. There would be no need to prepare to meet God. Pursuing Truth would be a waste of time. And suffering for Truth would be downright foolish. We would rather do better just getting the most pleasure possible out of life. And the Apostle Paul said this much as he spoke about the resurrection of the dead in 1 Corinthians chapter 15. And though many do not believe in an inevitable Judgment Day before the Holy God of the Bible, and though even many who profess to be Christians who believe in a coming Day of judgment do not live like it, such are foolish. For those not ready it will be a day of regret, sorrow, and agony which will eclipse the worst of these things in this life to a measure that we cannot even comprehend!
In 2 Corinthians 5:10 we read: “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”
And you can see by looking at the context of 2 Corinthians chapter 5, Paul was speaking about every individual here. Part of the Christian’s responsibility in preparing for Judgment Day is to warn others about the terror of the Lord and persuade them to be obedient to Jesus Christ, in whom is the only atonement for sin and who is the only Mediator whereby one can be justified before God. Apart from Him all are dead in sin as God’s enemies; and none can be reconciled and made alive to God without obeying His Gospel and living to righteousness in obedience to His Word.
1 Peter 2:24-25: “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.”
The above passage was obviously spoken to Christians who had obeyed the Gospel and turned to Christ. And the book of 1 Peter, like the books of 1 and 2 Corinthians, is itself an example of the exhortation which Christians must give to each other to stay faithful to Christ and increase in the knowledge of God so that they might actually endure in the faith of Christ to the end in order to have a favorable Judgment Day and inherit salvation through Him.
It is a great delusion to believe, as many do, that Christians will not be judged by the same criteria that everyone else will. It is thus a great delusion to believe works which will send a non-Christian to hell will not send a Christian to hell also who does the same works. This is a common deception in Christendom (i.e. the realm of professing Christianity). No, though I can see how an argument might be made that the timing of the Judgment of those whom God has decided to save might differ from the timing of the Judgment of those whom God has decided to condemn to hell (that might be somewhat complicated I believe and it is beyond the realm of this study, so we won’t get into it in order to not distract from the main points which are absolutely necessary that we understand and know well), God’s grace on Judgment Day will only be towards those who repented of their sins and wholeheartedly pursued righteousness according to the light they had until the end.
Colossians 1:21-29: “And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: 23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; 24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church: 25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God; 26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: 28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: 29 Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.”
Acts 14:21-22: “And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch, 22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.”
Matthew 24:9-13: “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”
A faith that saves is obedient. Even the thief on the cross who came to believe in Jesus right before he died still walked in such a faith. If he had not confessed his just condemnation over his deeds and stood on Jesus’ side and called on Him for mercy like he essentially did, Jesus would not have told him that he would be with Him in paradise that day.
Romans 2:4-16: “Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? 5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds: 7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life: 8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 10 But glory, honor, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: 11 For there is no respect of persons with God. 12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; 13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. 14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) 16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.”
We see again here that God deals with all men by the same criteria and saves or condemns each person accordingly. If you look at Matthew 25:31-46, the parable of the sheep and the goats, the sheep needed to do what they did to be saved; and the goats are damned for not doing what the sheep did! If God gave them all strict justice, they’d all go to hell. But God is gracious and willing to show mercy to those who will turn to walk in the light of His Word (i.e. obey Him by walking in the conditions of His covenant in Christ). We must exercise true faith in Christ which sides with Him, comes into line with His purpose, and regards His people as our own.
Hebrews 11:24-26: “By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; 25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.”
Joshua 6:25: “And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father’s household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.” James 2:25: “Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?”
Obviously a person who inherits salvation could yet have much regret on Judgment Day. The thief on the cross, when his spirit unites with his body and he stands before God in judgment, he will still somehow know the consequences of turning away from God and wasting 99.999% (or something like that) of his life in sin. And it is clear in Scripture that sin is never profitable and every deviation from God’s instruction has consequences. It is great to have more time to understand His whole counsel, walk in it, and continue in it for a great while. But obviously more time, more opportunities, and more understanding (more potential to understand is probably even more accurate) also brings greater accountability. And dying in sin and willful disobedience to light surely are where the line to damnation has been crossed.
We should consider in all our decisions that we are not only going to give an account to God for them, but we are also conditioning ourselves for future decisions. Whatever profit we might be temporarily getting, or that we might think we’re getting, from not doing what is right in God’s eyes will surely be regretted. Vice-versa when it comes to suffering for truth. It is vitally important to remember this when pursuing truth leaves us in discomfort and/or pain and/or loss which we think would not have come to us had we not obeyed God’s Word. Our feelings and circumstances “now” are not the true reference point nor the ultimate things whereby we should judge our decisions! That will be judgment Day! And the irony is that, and we can be sure God has arranged it this way, or at least allowed things to be this way, pursuing truth by shunning sin and doing what we ought to be doing which is right before God will cost us at times in the short-term. And often vice-versa with living in sin. And that is the significance of faith or unbelief when you understand the obedient nature of true faith in Christ and the disobedient nature of unbelief in Him. Those who have happy Judgment Days will have known sorrow in life for making the choices they needed to make to have a favorable Judgment Day. Even the thief on the cross lost face (i.e. lost respect, suffered humiliation) before that crowd, and became an object of scorn and derision, more than he already was by doing what he did and being crucified for it! And those who will be damned on Judgment Day surely counted themselves happy to have continued in sin and avoided the suffering necessary to wholeheartedly pursue righteousness before God. But God will turn their laughter into mourning on Judgment Day, even if He didn’t do so before like He has been known to do; and even if they died in peace in old age, having lived a basically happy, comfortable life.
Luke 6:20-26: “And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. 22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. 23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. 24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. 25 Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. 26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.”
Consider then the magnitude of importance which comes with intellectual honesty. Refusal to acknowledge God’s existence, refusal to look upon and acknowledge the evidence of the Bible and history which connects God to being the God of the Bible the Father of Jesus Christ, the God of the Apostles who wrote the New Testament; refusal to agree with clear Biblical evidence regarding a certain doctrine, tradition, action, or other topic; refusal to fully acknowledge one’s own obligations in relation to these things, etc. This will all affect a person’s Judgment Day- most likely affect it to the point of damnation- especially when there is blatant dishonesty, cowardice, and pleasure in any form of sin that was held onto. No one can be forgiven unless they acknowledge their Creator as He has revealed Himself and agree with His verdicts concerning what is righteous and unrighteousness/clean and unclean/holy and profane, etc- and turn to walk in the light of this evidence. Revelation 7:13-15 says: “And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.” But what if you in any way denied your need to be made clean before God? Or what if you called good, evil; and evil, good? And what if you were attached to the darkness and uncleanness which defiled you? Isaiah 5:20-21 says: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!”Consider also the importance of knowing and understanding the whole counsel of God. How much Scripture do we want to risk standing before God ignorant of? Since “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” as 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, how much of this do we want to risk not getting the full benefit from? Perhaps not to the point of damnation, but at least regret- especially when we could have improved our talents to do better. And at what point do we want to risk being regarded as enemies of God out of line with Him due to insufficient regard for His Word?
Consider also how God is no respecter of persons. We ought to make sure that we are not seeking exceptions for ourselves due to our natural advantages OR disadvantages. No one will be saved due to their background. No one has any excuse for taking shortcuts around righteousness due to real or perceived oppression of their ancestors; or due to any real or perceived disadvantages which they believe they have inherited. Consider also how racial ties, natural family ties, and other associations could lead anyone into valuing such associations over God’s commandments. Such inordinate affection leads to partaking in sin directly, as well as partaking in sin through making villains out of people for doing right; or making heroes out of people who were in the wrong. When there is a conflict between one of your family, race, or whatever other camp you are with someone from another group, you’d better judge righteously and take the side of the one in the right; and stand against the one in the wrong. Otherwise, you will have a super abundant weight of regret for this on Judgment Day when you are found out of line with God and cast into hell as a respecter of persons (Proverbs 17:15).
In Jude 14-15 we read: “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these (i.e. mockers of God, which the Book of Jude is speaking of), saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”
A note then about something related to the context of Jude 14-15. Enoch spoke these words especially about the Lord’s ultimate coming, but they were fulfilled in some measure by the flood which eventually happened in Noah’s time, several centuries later, yet given the common long lifespans then, this was something which some who heard Enoch prophecy likely lived to experience. The Lord has throughout history given previews of Christ’s 2nd coming where He will assume His great power over the world, reign in righteousness, and destroy the wicked in judgment. The flood in Noah’s time was a great, notable example of such a preview. Christ didn’t personally come to reign, but His hand was in the flood in a special, extraordinary way.
Another such example is the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Genesis 19:24-25: “Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven; 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.”
Another obvious example is the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in AD 70. Jesus spoke about this in His discourse on the Mount of OIives recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21. He spoke of His coming to judge Jerusalem in a way which parallels to a great extent His 2nd coming and the end of the age. Some of the things He said in this discourse apply to the destruction of Jerusalem, in which He would be involved in a special, extraordinary way; and apply to other things related to His 2nd coming. Yet many of the things He says apply completely to both events, since there are great parallels and similarities between the two events. He left it up to us to discern what applies to each event; and to take it all for what it is worth in the context in which it was and/or will be fulfilled. The arrangement of events which left the Temple utterly destroyed, with not one stone left upon another and how guilty Jerusalem was so utterly given over to horrible, unspeakable affliction gives even greater assurance about Christ’s 2nd coming happening in the manner which the Bible says it will happen and proves the truth of 2 Peter 2:9 “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.” All these things, and any other special judgments which Christ has given or might yet give, are ultimately loving, merciful actions to warn man to fear Him and give glory to the true God to prepare for His 2nd coming and the ultimate Judgment Day!
And that will be a horrible day for those who are not prepared. A lot of people take comfort in the fact that Christ will come back to rule and reign in judgment. Yes, He will lay down the law by putting down evil and upholding righteousness. And that should terrify everyone who is not wholeheartedly seeking Him and striving to live in line with His righteous ways here and now (and that includes most professing Christians)! Only those who are not at enmity with His reign by currently living so that He’d have no controversy with them if He came back today ought to take comfort in Christ’s 2nd coming and the Day of Judgment which will basically accompany that!
1 Peter 4:12-13: “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.” No one will rejoice on that day otherwise!
Amos 5:18-20: “Woe unto you that desire the day of the Lord! to what end is it for you? the day of the Lord is darkness, and not light. 19 As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him. 20 Shall not the day of the Lord be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?”
Matthew 24:29-31: “ Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
There was this song back in, perhaps 2003 or 2004, about standing before Jesus and being overjoyed at His presence. It became very popular, not just among the contemporary Christian music crowd, it even crossed over into great mainstream music popularity. That popularity shows the deadly misconception that the professing Christian world, and the world as a whole, has of Jesus. They don’t see Him as the utterly holy, uncompromising authority figure that He in truth is. They see Him as an all-loving, humanistic figure whose primary purpose is to make them happy and blessed. Or at least someone who’d never harm anyone- except for maybe those whom they consider the worst of the worst villains. The false conception of Jesus being an effeminate, hippie figure with long hair goes hand in hand with these things. Mountains of Scripture have to be ignored for such a picture to be maintained!
Hebrews 1:8-9: “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom. 9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.”
Just consider Jesus cleansing the Temple. To anyone who had been partaking in the selling, buying, or money-changing in the Temple, or even to anyone who was not doing what they could already to stand against that, Jesus cleansing the Temple would have been a horrible, horrible sight! The Temple was the one place on earth where Jesus had jurisdiction at His first coming, since of course the Temple was His Father’s house. Of course He owned everything then, yet He assumed limitations in His manhood like Philippians chapter 2 talks about Him coming as a man to serve and to die. When He comes back in glory to judge, it will be the Temple cleansing times one billion (approximately:) and it will be to the ultimate destruction of His enemies! He will prove that He is not mocked and that those who persist in their resistance to Him are fools who imagined a mischievous device which they are not able to perform (see esp. Psalms 2 & 21). He will demonstrate the utterly evil and foolish nature of being his enemy by casting down His enemies in a show of terror which no man will be able to stand before!
Revelation 11:15-19: “And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. 16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshiped God, 17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. 18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. 19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.”
2 Thessalonians 1:8-9: “ In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.”
Luke 19:27: “But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.”
Revelation 20:11-15: “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
This last passage describes the judgment of the wicked; and we saw earlier how there is not a double standard. The righteous will be saved by the grace of God because they turned to God by a living faith which involved repentance and obedience- and thus they walked in a faith in Christ where their lives were governed by His Word and they obtained mercy by His atoning blood through His High Priesthood. That is the logical implication of receiving Jesus for all that He is- Lord and Savior- Prophet, Priest, and King. The works of the damned proved a lack of faith in Christ; and thus their names were not found in the Book of Life and they were condemned. Even if there is a resurrection of the wicked after a literal millennial reign of Christ on earth, this (Revelation 20:11-15 quoted above) would only be a continuation of the wrath He poured out in destroying the wicked when He came back and destroyed them in His judgment- that is, Revelation 20:11-15 would be describing a resurrection unto damnation!
Perhaps someone listening to this understands the timing of this all better than I do. I would bet at least a few who will listen eventually will think they do. But don’t miss the main points: Every man has an appointment with the Holy God of the Bible wherein he or she will be judged for their works in light of God’s truth. While there is breath there is a way for all to come into line with God through the atoning blood which Christ shed on the cross by exercising wholehearted repentance and faith in Jesus Christ who is the Lord and Savior. Preparation for that appointment will be closed to each of us when we die or when Christ comes back in person (if we are yet alive when that happens). Our eternity will surely depend on the outcome of that judgment. God will surely not save those who lived in sin by refusing to walk in light they had in terms of knowledge of His expectations (1 John 1:6-10). There will also surely be consequences of some kind for each one of our words and actions, even for those whom God saves and even though it is hard to know exactly what those will be and how it will all happen.
Hebrews 12:18-29: “For ye are not come (and the writer of Hebrews is speaking about coming along in our understanding due to the revelation we now have that the Israelites at Mount Sinai did not have; the lessons at Mount Sinai still stand) unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, 19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more: 20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: 21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) 22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. 25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: 26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29 For our God is a consuming fire.”
As the Niagara River (between the Canadian Province of Ontario and the American State of New York) flows towards the terrifying, inevitable monstrous experience that is Niagara Falls, everyone on earth is heading to an inevitable Day of Judgment before God! To most this will be a nightmare, as God’s righteousness and holiness which they cast aside in their lives will come down on them, in their rebellion and enmity towards Him, in a torrent of unstoppable wrath! If you want to picture the narrow way of Christianity, consider Niagara Falls (research it if you’ve never seen it) and consider how difficult it is to survive a trip over these waterfalls! The key difference of course is that if you are not diligent to prepare to meet God, you surely won’t have a favorable Judgment Day. And if you are as diligent as you ought to be, and you really do follow His instructions in the Bible wholeheartedly, you will surely make it despite the immense difficulty. It is wise to choose to live in light of this great and ultimate day. Don’t take any chances regarding what you believe about God nor about any topic related to worship and related to morality. Don’t take any chances by not acting upon the truth you know and the right which you know you ought to do. To not live in light of Judgment Day is the ultimate form of denial. We need to warn people of these things.
Romans 14:10b-12: “For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”
2 Corinthians 5:9-10: “Wherefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” Ecclesiastes 12:13-14: “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”
For any questions or clarification on this study, contact bro Aaron at [email protected].