|Artwork by William Thomas Thompson|
The fourth in Min. David Pawson's series on "Life After Death" where he focuses on judgment.
- There are two appointments that every person has: 1) the day we die; and 2) the day we are judged by God for how we lived.
- The injustice of life demands justice, but more importantly, the justice of God demands it.
- God's justice will be justice for all to see so that He is vindicated before the false accusations of the world (and of Satan).
- God has relegated the responsibility of judging the world to Jesus Christ.
- During judgement, each person will be personally judged by the Lord. We will each have to give account for our own lives.
- The evidence of "appearances" will mean nothing in that day; we will be judged by what is on the inside of us (what is in the heart).
- The evidence of "verbal professions of faith" will mean nothing in that day; not everyone who says "Lord, "Lord" will be known by Him.
- There will not be testimonies from other people to come to our defense because God knows everything.
- The evidence used will be in books which contain all of the works done in our bodies; this is everything done & said, including every idle word.
- We shall each be judged by how much of the revealed will of God we kept.
- There will be many people who will stand with Jesus as He judges the world because they have been justified. These are those whose names are in the Lamb's Book of Life, who have had the issue of their sin dealt with beforehand in Christ Jesus.
- This means that Christians will never come into the judgement of punishment for sin, but we will face a judgment for purposes of reward in Heaven as Jesus tests our service to Him.