Jesus and judgement

RE Verse reading–Matthew 25:31-46 (day seven)  “When the Son of Man comes in His glory. . . then He will sit on the throne of glory.  All nations will be gathered before Him”  (vs 31-32)  A difficult subject.  Frequently avoided–even by believers.  Jesus believed that eternity would bring us all to a place/moment of judgement.  “For we will all stand before the judgement seat of God. . .each one of us will give an account of himself to God”  (Romans 14:10, 12)  The word in Romans is bema or “raised platform”  We will stand before the Lord (high and lifted up) and hear His decision re. our lives.  Harsh judgement is only one option.  Not the preference of Christ.  “God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world” (John 3:18)  But the Father has given “all judgement to the Son”  (John 5:22) To not honor the Son is to not honor the Father.  Those who will not be saved will not be saved.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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