judgments).are decisions -2Thessalonians
We often decide.(judge
others).that others are wrong,
based upon our
standards, often not high like this. One who knows God no longer looks
for faults in himself.(why?),
and will begin to view his fellow human beings in that same frame of mind.
On the other hand, if one feels that others are
of him, he probably will be critical in return and thus, we have contention.
4:17 "For the time
is come that judgment must begin at the house of God and if it first begin
at us, what shall the end be
of them that obey not the gospel
of God?" Good question! What is to be their
end? And, what are we to be judged with? -James
Christ have already been judged.(2Timothy
2:11; 1Thessalonians 1:10;
3:3; 1Peter 1:5).by
His blood; judged
and perfect, separated from the world and preparing
for a reward to be given at His coming -2Timothy
4:1 "I charge thee therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ,
who shall judge the quick and the dead at his
appearing and his kingdom."
Since we are
already out of any condemnation.(Romans
to Jesus, what have we got to look forward to? -Colossians
not in Christ will also be judged -Revelation
20:12. Those knowing the truth.(having
been exposed to it and decided against it).are
also judged -1Corinthians 5:13;
2Thessalonians 1:8. God
has ways to change all minds no matter
how far from spirituality they may be.
At that time,
this group will probably wonder why on earth they worked so hard to get
right with God, when they had.already been
made right with God by what Jesus did.and
could have simply
But once they see how merciful
God is: 1Corinthians
4:5 "Therefore judge nothing before the time,
until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of
darkness and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts and then
man have praise of
every man in fear, terror and hate of God. God
knows how to love us! God is right there, and all
of the judgment to come -Acts 24:24,25.
Who judges? Does God the Father?
-John 5:22. Well then, does Christ?
-John 8:15,16. Well then, what does
judge us? -John 12:48.
is the way God is the Judge of all -Hebrews
12:23. He set up His word. Understand
Christ does have authority to execute
As he hears from the Father He can judge -John
5:30. But what has He chosen even
if we don't believe Him or in Him -John
12:47. And why?
not converted; those not yet believing
in Jesus Christ; those within whom the Holy
Spirit has yet to reside).is
going to be judged in (or 'by') the righteousness
of Jesus Christ.(Acts
17:31; Romans 2:1-3,5-10,16).whose
righteousness is freely.(Romans
is Jesus that makes us acceptable to the Father -Ephesians
1:6; 2Corinthians 8:12;
6:2,3. And our part? -Romans 14:17,18,19.
Has He 'judged'
the world already? -John 3:17; 8:15,16;
However, most are under the impression that they are to be judged for evil
to punishment. Hey! This is the new covenant, the time of grace. Get
away from old covenant thinking. Bury it! Even the Old Testament talked
of His forthcoming judgement -Psalms
96:13 ".....He cometh to judge the earth. He shall judge the world
righteousness and the people with
1:5,6 "Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners
in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the
righteous; but the way of the ungodly shall perish.".Their
ways will perish, but they won't -Romans
5:6 ".....in due time Christ died for the ungodly.".Many
corrections will then take place in society. Once
God's kingdom is established here on Earth learning war will be no
more, and learning righteousness will be readily-extant.
So, the ungodly will not be in the judgement for reward as the righteous
will be, and because God has
such great compassion for the wicked, the wicked will be corrected
toward the way that has been proven by others to be best for them.
was the devil who was judged.(John
16:11).and cast out of heaven
and down to hell, which is, living on this earth
without being in a loving relationship with God -Luke
12:9 "And the great dragon was cast out, that
old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which
deceiveth the whole world. He was.cast
is 'into', 'among', 'towards', 'to', 'unto', 'on').the.earth
and his angels were cast out with him."
if God spared not the angels that sinned.(original
is 'missed the mark' of a
relationship with God),
and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment."
Living on the Earth, not knowing God, and going through
all the trials and heartaches with the devil pumping you every chance he
gets – that's the real hell, and our opportunity
for overcoming, developing character in the process and thereby qualifying
for an ultimate great reward -Ephesians
2:2 "Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this
world, according to the prince of the
power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the
children of disobedience." 1Corinthians
3:13 "Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare
it, because it shall be revealed by fire;
and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is."
Now the devil
and demons inhabit the air surrounding the earth -Ephesians
2:2. God hasn't now sent and isn't sending anyone to an everburning
hell. He is going to resurrect the unrighteous, the evil, the sinful -Acts
24:15 ".....that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of
the just and unjust."
God has put these
angels into "chains of darkness" until judgment. In other words, they
are the other part of the present necessary plan of God for mankind, which
includes evil, till the time for all
evil is over. It's not
their time to change, as it now is ours.....continue?