“For we must all appear before the Judgment seat of Christ that each one may receive the things done in the body, whether good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men!’ 2Cor5:10-11
Assuredly you will NEVER hear these warnings from your Church Pastors. But if you Read your Bible you will find MANY Warnings concerning Judgment according to Works. However NONE of it fits into your version of theology. The last Judgment has been Clearly shown in Scripture. Jesus Himself told us specifically what would occur that great and awful Day. (Matt7:21-23) MOST would come to Him claiming works done in His Name, CONVINCED they are His True followers, but find to their absolute horror, they were TOTALLY Deceived!
Yet None of this has any effect on the tens of thousands of professing Christians sitting in Churches slumbering their way to the Judgment. Millions are going to appear at this Judgment Seat expecting it to be a ‘Rewards’ issue, because their Pastors told them so. They are going to be Standing on the faulty foundation of Imputed Righteousness and Moral Transfer, assuming they are ‘eternally secure’ because they ‘believed’ in Jesus. Their Defense will be that they were Born Sinners and unable to Keep the Commands of God. So Justification to them meant that they were no longer Subject to the Judgment of the law or the Wrath of God. Even though the Word of God CLEARLY States Otherwise! (Eph5:6)
who “will render to each one according to his deeds” eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath, Rom2:6-8
In spite of this, you Continue to put your confidence in a Pastor, Teacher who can explain this and many other passages about Judgment away by simply diverting your Mind to a Doctrinal fallacy. It’s really very simple. You WANT to believe that your future Sins are covered! You want to believe that some kind of Magic Transfer has taken place and God now sees you as Righteous although you continue to sin. You’re willing to Stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ and present your case in this Manner, expecting leniency for being born imperfect. But it’s NOT going to Work!
Christ Cannot be your Substitute and your Example. Just as no one can be Spiritual and Carnal, or Walking in Darkness and Light. Because if you are Imputed Righteous, you’re NOT Doing RIGHT! You’re relying on someone to DO it for you! And again you Stand Condemned by Scripture:
Little children, let no one deceive you. He who Does righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, 1Jh3:7-8
Understand that it CAN’T be Both Ways! Trusting is Not Doing. So Faith that places its hope in a System of theology that Declares you Righteous while you remain un-Righteous is the same as the Faith of devils! (James2:19) At the Judgment Seat when you give your ‘Account’ of things done in the body, your only defense will be: ‘Well, Lord, no one is perfect!’ Then your Eyes will be WIDE Open to His Terror.
Judgment According to Deeds Done, as the Bible Really Teaches, would be a colossal paradigm shift in our Churches and Society. Teaching such a Truth would Shatter the false hopes of millions overnight! And put Most Pastors immediately out of work. Think of your timorous Pastor facing the Congregation Sunday morning and repeating the Lord’s Words in Rev22:11-14….. with deep feeling and force!
“He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. Rev22:11-14
But alas, this Passage, like so many others, is meaningless to you and your Pastor. You’ll already be ‘Raptured’ out before Revelation22 happens! WORKS have Nothing to do with it. This must apply only to Post-Trib Saints who faced the Beast and lost their heads over the Mark. Sounds like some Movie plot, but you Believe it! Why not? How could Christ expect you to DO anything when He Saved you in your sins to begin with? At least that’s what you think. There is really no reason to be overly concerned about Judgment, or how you will be found: ‘righteous or filthy’, ‘unjust or holy.’ Your world is Sealed. You exist inside a Cube where nothing can penetrate your intellect. Like the Pharisees who not even Jesus could reach with His eternal Words of Truth, YOU remain in Great Darkness following after Shepherds who speak lying words that cannot profit!
As Jude said, these are the ones who feed only themselves. Late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots! Wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. Harsh words, yes, BUT he is talking about Teachers who have turned the Grace of God into License to sin.
These are the SAME People in our day telling us Jesus was our Substitute and His Moral Virtue has been Transferred to us by faith. In their Great Swelling Words they claim our Future sins are forgiven and we are forever Secure in Christ. They tell us we are the Chief of Sinners and Romans Wretch, sinning daily in thought, word and deed, hopelessly in bondage to our inbred natures.
IT”S ALL LIES, And can be Proven false by the Scriptures. But the Pastors Peddle it like Cotton Candy!
No amount of Persuasion seems to have any impact on them. The spirit of error has them firmly in its grasp and they LOVE the ride! They bask in deception; singing, praising, worshiping and stuffing themselves with worldly entertainments that satisfy the lust of the flesh. All in the Name of God, appropriating His Light! But transforming it into something Dark and filthy. What can rouse them from such a slumber?
At the Judgment Seat will be too late.
In these Dark times so many who profess to have the True Light lack any urgency to uncover these fallacies and pull down the Strongholds of Lies ensnaring millions. It is painful to watch them drift aimlessly along casting their dispersions on those of us engaged in the fight. We face the enemy, take the fire and run all the risks, while they are quick to point out our flaws and complain about our tactics. Rather then helping they hinder. Like Elijah’s Silent Remnant, they remain aloof while the false prophets rule the land. It’s difficult to believe in their sincerity. HOW can they remain on the sidelines while a FEW of us guard the wall?
I have no possible explanations, but we must press on in spite of it all. The Lord will prevail and live or die the Victory belongs to HIM!