THE CHRISTIAN'S JUDGMENT
Jesse M. Hendley
II Corinthians 5:9-10
In Second Corinthians 5, verses 9 and l0, we find a
very important passage in the Word of God about JUDG-
MENT. The Bible reveals that JUDGMENTS are coming. Now
notice, I use the word in the plural, because there
are so many people today who think there is only one
judgment coming, a time at the end of the whole world
when everybody.---saved and unsaved---stand before God
and the Lord will separate them, the saved to go to
heaven and the unsaved to go to hell.
I sat in a certain church listening to a man of God, a
minister of the Gospel, a man who loves the Lord, a
man who I think is a great preacher, but in the course
of his message, he spoke of the Judgment Seat of
Christ and said that the saved and the unsaved will be
there to give account of deeds done in the body.
Now we must be careful, friends, when we think about
Judgment, because there are false ideas about it.
There is not just one judgment; there are many
judgments. I want to call your attention to the text
now, that you might see clearly that there will be no
unsaved people at the Judgment Seat of Christ. There
will be only the saved.
Paul is writing to CHRISTIANS. He says, "We know that
if our earthly house of this tabernacle were
dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made
with hands, eternal in the heavens." At the beginning
of this letter, Paul says to whom he is writing.
"Paul... to the church of God." Unsaved people are not
in the church of God. He writes to the church of God,
which is at Corinth, with all the saints. He says,
"Grace be to you." That is never said to the unsaved.
"And peace." That is never said to the unsaved.
("There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.")
"Peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."
He goes on to say, "Blessed be God, even the Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ." God is not the Father of
unsaved peo ...
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