Read Hosea 5:1-15
Believers“in Christ”will never stand in judgment concerning heaven and eternal life.
There are THREE JUDGMENTS that pertain specifically to believers in Christ, AND ONE TO THE LOST:
I. BELIEVERS ARE EXHORTED TO JUDGE THEMSELVES.
1 Corinthians 11:31, “For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.”
Self-examination and confession of sin is necessary to maintain a right relationship with God. 1 John 1:9.
II. BELIEVERS ARE JUDGED BY THE LORD.
1 Corinthians 11:32, “But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.”
This judgment which is referred to as “chastisement”or “discipline”may be avoided if the believer will judge himself.
Look at Hebrews 12:3-15.
III. BELIEVERS WORKS WILL BE JUDGED.
2 Corinthians 5:10, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”
At the judgment seat (BEMA) of Christ every believer’s works will be judged.
TO BE CONCLUDED TOMORROW!