Part 2: Godís Judgment


In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.


The Bible is clear on the most prominent use of the word Judge and Judgment. All of humankind will face the Day of Judgment as recorded in the Bible. Therefore, when we think of Judgment we should think of God and not man. Man has no power over Heaven or Hell, but it is written that those that fail to follow God and the righteous will have an afterlife of eternal damnation.


Again we note that the false teachings in the church have placed a great emphasis on the so-called Judgment of man. Thus, they falsely label the Christian who is a critical thinker as someone doing something that is ungodly. The critical thinker who exercises his responsibility to identify sin is labeled as someone judging and Christians are not supposed to Judge.


For the record Judging is taken out of context. One should always move with compassion whenever he or she seeks to exert criticism. Thus, criticism should be constructive. For example men in the church have a responsibility to talk with young men and offer advice, counsel etc. The wearing of earrings by men is a way of the world and has no place in the church. For a Christian man in the church to tell a young man that male body piercing is an ungodly sin is described as someone judging by the misinformed and ignorant. However, the man who speaks out on these issues is only doing what God and the Bible have instructed him to do. If, his criticism is done with compassion and as a means to help the young man, he is correct.


Again judging is an action of Power in the Biblical sense. Therefore, Christians in the flesh do not have the power of God. Thus, Judging is Godís Power over Heaven and Hell. The following are some prominent scriptures that reveal the Word of God on judging:


Godís Judgment the Old Testament:

1 Chronicles 16:33

Psalms 9:7-8

Psalms 96:13

Ecclesiastes 3:17

ďI said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and/or every work.Ē

Our faith in God shields us from the corrupt world. It is for sure that divine judgment will be rendered.


Godís Judgment the New Testament:

Acts 17:31

ďBecause he had appointed a day, in which He will judge the World in righteousness by that man whom He hath ordained; whereof He given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead.Ē


Paul confronted the people with either blessing or punishment. The Greeks had no concept of judgment. Most worshiped more than one god. They also did not believe in the concept of resurrection. However, Paul did not hold back the message of death or eternal life. Also see: Romans 2:16, 2Corinthians 5:10, Hebrews 9:27-28, 2 Peter3:7


The Bible Describes the Last Day of Judgment

Daniel 7:9-10, Matthew 25:31-33, 2 Thessalonians 1:8, Revelation 6:12-17, Revelation 20:11-15.

20:13. ďAnd 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 thing which were written in the books, according to their works.


20:14. ďAnd death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.Ē


20:15. ďAnd whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.Ē

At the judgment, the books are opened. They represent Godís judgment, and in them are recorded the deeds of everyone, good or evil. Works do not save us, but works are seen as clear evidence of a personís actual relationship with God. The book of life contains the names of those who have put their trust in Christ to save them.


Cont. Part 3: Hope of Christians: God is the Judge


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