Seven judgments of God

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  1. steaver

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    The Bible reveals seven distinct judgments: one past, one present, and five future.

    First, there is the judgment of the Cross. It was a judgment in two senses: (1) man's sins were judged at Calvary (cf. 2Cor 5:21; Gal 3:13; Rom 8:1), and (2) Satan was judged there also (cf. Col 2:14, 15, with Jn 16:11). It is a judgment that is past and will never be repeated.

    Second, there is the judgment of the sinning believer (cf. 1Cor 11:30-32), if he does not judge himself. The more offten this judgment is experienced, the better.

    Third is the judgment of the believer's works (cf. Rev 22:12; Rom 14:10; 1 Cor 3:10-19; 4:5; 2 Cor 5:10). This takes place at the Rapture (cf. 2 Tim 4:8) at the judgment seat of Christ in heaven. It is for rewards or suffering loss (cf. 1 Cor 3:14-15).

    Fourth, there is the judgment upon Israel (cf. Ezk 20:33-38; Mt 24:9-10). It takes place after the Tribulation Period; those who continued to reject their Messiah will not enter the kingdom; those who have received Him will enter it (cf. Rom 11:26).

    Fifth, there will be a judgment of the nations (cf. Joel 3:11-16; Mt 25:31-46). It will occur after the Tribulation Period; it will be on the basis, always, of acceptance or rejection of Christ, , manifested in their treatment of the earthly brethern of our Lord. The righteous enter the kingdom and eternal life; the wicked are excluded from both.

    Sixth, this judgment will come upon fallen angels and Satan (cf. 2Pt 2:4; Jude 6; Rev 20:10).

    Seventh, is the Great White Throne judgment. this is the judgment of the wicked dead, distinct from all of the previous ones just considered. There is no indication that any individual at the Great White Throne ever escapes judgment. The cause of their final doom-not that they did not accumulate sufficient good deeds in the books-is that their names were not found written in the Lamb's book of life (cf. Rev 3:5; 13:8; 21:27). This is all-inclusive, from Cain to the end of human history.

    Charles L. Feinber, Th.D., Ph.D. (King James Bible Commentary)

    God Bless! :thumbs:

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