Most Christians will agree that God chastens His sons in this life.(Hebrews 12) But if it is suggested that this chastening may continue beyond this life the knee-jerk reaction is to say that a Christian cannot be chastened in the next life because Christ payed for his sins. I agree that a Christians sins are payed for, once for all. But how then do we understand chastening in this life? If the payment of the Cross exempts us from any consequences after death, why then can God judge us for sins in this life? Where does the bible say that a Christian will not experience any chastening after death?