All Are Judged

2 Timothy 4:1 KJV

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;

 

Paul charged Timothy to his duty by using a Biblical truth; that both the quick and the dead, the saved and the lost, will be judged by the Lord at His coming.

 

A great deal of damage has been done in the Christian faith by the idea that, once we get saved, we are no longer accountable. I am absolutely convinced that the work of Christ on the Cross has entirely and completely saved us to the uttermost. The saved are saved:

  • securely
  • eternally and
  • irrevocably

Our sins are forgiven and forgotten by God. This, however, does not mean that we have been set free to wander about our life without restraint or expectations.

 

Certainly the judgments of the two are different in

  • their focus (Christian judgment is regarding our works and not our sins)
  • their scope (Christian judgment is regarding position in heaven and not whether we go to heaven or hell)
  • their consequence (Christian judgment is regarding rewards and not punishment)

but the fact still remains that the saved are judged. The fact also remains that this judgment is of a serious enough nature that it serves as a motivator to those who comprehend it.

 

To assume that saved means saved with no respect, regard or consequence for

  • obedience or disobedience
  • believing or disbelieving
  • following or not following

the lessons of the Word of God is to place ourselves in a position to miss the greatest lessons for life the Bible offers.

For this and more than 3000 earlier Daily Visits with God visit Marvin McKenzie’s blogger page. There you will find daily visits going back to 2007.

Judgment

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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