Category Archives: Judgment seat of Christ

Connecting earth and heaven

Although we know that good works do not accomplish our salvation, we must take seriously the connection between this life and heaven. Continue reading

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Judgment according to works?

How do we reconcile works based judgment with the fact that “it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). Continue reading

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Celebrate the Resurrected Judge!

The most important court appointment has already been made. It is an appointment to the highest judiciary seat possible and it covers the entire human race. Continue reading

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Christ appears in Heaven for us!

Heaven is so desirable not because of the absence suffering (as great as this will be), nor because of our reunion with those who died before us (as wonderful as this will be). Heaven is so desirable because… Continue reading

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Things are no longer equal

FROM R.C. Sproul All things being equal, God does desire that no one should perish. But all things are not equal. Sin is real. Sin violates God’s holiness and righteousness. God also is not willing that sin should go unpunished. He … Continue reading

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Encouragement from Jonathan Edwards

“Now, it is for the abundant comfort of believers, that their own Redeemer is appointed to be their judge. That the same person who spilled his blood for them has the determination of their state left with him, so that … Continue reading

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Warnings for Church leaders (and others)

  As one entrusted with spiritual leadership, I must meditate often on the truths in these five texts.  1 Corinthians 3:11-15 (NIV) “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If any … Continue reading

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