WHICH IS FIRST? RESURRECTION OR JUDGEMENT? 2Co 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. In order to "stand" before the Lord and be judged for those things done "in the body" the resurrection must occur first. The writer of Hebrews places the resurrection before the judgement: "and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment." - Heb. 6:2 However, the "righteous" shall be resurrected in an incorruptible and immortal body incapable of death BEFORE the judgement occurs (1 Cor. 15:52-57). Victory over death occurs at the resurrection for the righteous. Hence, standing before the judgement seat cannot possibly be to determine entrance in to heaven or rejection into the "second DEATH." However, if justification were by works then the resurrection would have to occur AFTER the judgement. Truth is that the believer has already "passed from death unto life" (Jn. 5:24) at the point of faith in Christ and the resurrection merely manifests who the true believers are from the false professors. So, why do those already in sinless glorified bodies stand before the judgement seat in regard to "the things done in" their bodies if it does not determine the kind of resurrection body and entrance into heaven? They stand there to determine their REWARDS IN HEAVEN: 1 Cor. 3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 Every MAN'S WORK shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall TRY EVERY MAN'S WORK of what sort it is. 14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, HE SHALL RECEIVE A REWARD. 15 If any MAN'S WORK shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but HE HIMSELF SHALL BE SAVED; yet so as by fire. The materials listed are representative of "what sort" of works performed "in his body" are brought before judgement of believers. Fire destroys "wood, hay and stubble" and thus judges it as "bad" works. However, even if all the works performed "in his body" were judged as bad works, he would not receive rewards but "he himself shall be saved." Why? Because obtaining a glorified body and entrance into heaven is secured by the works done in Christ's body, but not by works done in his body. Only REWARDS in heaven are secured or lost by works done in his body. Before he stands before God he is already in a glorified body that can never suffer death - physical, spiritual or eternal death: 1 Cor. 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on IMMORTALITY. 54 So WHEN this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, THEN shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY.