The Judgment Seat of Christ? 3

So what is this judgment about?  Even if we relieve the concerns about losing our salvation or finding out that we really were not “good enough” after all, the idea of judgment is still something that inspires a certain fear in us.  Some preachers have told their people that every event of their lives will be displayed for all to see.  (Wouldn’t that be fun?)  Their good works will be acknowledged and their secret sins will be exposed.   Then, after suffering through that excruciating experience, all their tears will be wiped away and they will be welcomed into glory forever.  No wonder they are afraid!

What about our sins being removed from us “as far as the east is from the west?”  What about the past tense of our cleansing in 1 Corinthians 6:11?  (“And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”)  What about what Paul said in 2 Corinthians 5, our passage, concerning the fact that the Lord will not “impute their trespasses to them”?  Are these important truths suddenly forgotten?

This is one reason I camp on the fact that there is no longer any sin on the account of a believer as far as God is concerned.  God has already dealt with our sin, past and future, in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.  When we stand before the judgment seat of Christ, we will already be sinless.  Sin is not an issue now and will not be an issue then.  (Now, I realize that some will be greatly concerned by this idea.  I am not suggesting that sin has no effect on us.  Of course it does.  Here and now.  Sin is still something we should avoid and we will avoid it as we follow Jesus.  But it is no longer laid on our account as something for which we must answer in the end.)

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  1. Kay

    I was listening to one of our teachers recently, and one BIG truth stood out for me: ‘Kay, do you find Truth in the Bible?”, “yes”. Do you find Truth in the Holy Spirit’s leading? “yes”. How about this or that verse? “Oh, I don’t know; this might be the one time I just can’t say I believe God.”
    “Well”, said the teacher, “when you know He doesn’t lie (the Word says He is not man that He should lie), loves us so much He is indwelling in us to live His Life out through us, can you just trust/believe our God will show you the Truth even tho’ you don’t believe Him at any point in time?”
    I take that to The Bank, or The Throne of Judgment , and He has shown me that when I reach the Throne of Judgment, He being totally righteous (right), will judge me through the lens of His Son’s Blood, that Salvation has never, and will never be “up for dismissal” EVERMore. Much of this is a heart issue, for we see God as we see man. This is another reason people blame God when a “hard” thing on Earth takes place. This is a good time to remember the Rainbow. It is an obvious reminder to the Earth-lings He loves, forgives His children. It is His Covenant through Jesus Christ we are believing. When we ask Him to clarify His promises, He does. Kay

  2. Thanks for doing this series. I really struggle with this. I struggle with truly believing my sins are forgiven and won’t be brought back up again to be judged again at the judgement seat of Christ.

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