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I am good person and do not have to stand before Christ at judgment.

Does whether we are a good person or not matter as to whether we appear before Christ and his seat of judgment? This question brings me to the last and final conclusion we can draw from 2 Cor. 5:10, and this is, no matter if you are a good or bad person, you still have to stand before the judgment seat of Christ. Paul finished his statement that verse with this, "whether good or evil."

      This is truly important to understand. The word 'good' means inherently good. This is one who has a morally excellent, virtuous nature. And it does not matter how righteous they or we are, how morally excellent they have been or how virtuous they have become, they will still be required to stand before Christ. The flip side of that coin is 'evil'. This actually translates to worthless or wicked. This probably will come as no surprise to most who read this but for the sake of being obvious, even the wicked will stand before Christ for judgment.

    The point I would …

What You Do With Your Body Matters.

Continuing to look at 2 Corinthians 5:10, I want to remind you of our first conclusion regarding the judgment seat of Christ, it is this, it is required that every being make an appearance in front of Christ's seat of judgment. Everybody will end up there, at that location, when they pass away. 
   Let us move on to conclusions number two: All of humanity will be given what is owed them for deed's committed in the flesh. Paul stated in 2 Cor. 5:10b, "so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body." That is where conclusion number two is drawn from.
   This is the 'why', as to why it is required for us to stand before the judgment seat of Jesus. Paul begins with this word, 'so', it is the Greek word, hina. It is used as a conjunction, and it means, in order that, for the purpose that, looking to the aim, as in looking for an intended result. If this is the case we could rightly say the following without losing the correct…

Will Everyone Be Judged?

A lady once asked me if, she being saved, would still have to stand before the judgment seat? I told her no, because of she was saved and therefore did not have to stand judgment. I was wrong. And I was young in ministry not realizing what I was speaking of. So I pose the same question now, 'Will I stand before the judgment seat of Christ?'

    The verse I would like to go to is 2 Corinthians 5:10. Here Paul tell's the Corinth church in his second letter, "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for he has done in the body, whether good or bad." There are three conclusions that can be and must be drawn from this, and over the next three blogs, it is my intention to reveal each.

  The first conclusion is this: It is required that every being make an appearance in front of Christ's seat of judgment. Paul tells the church, "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ." The fi…

God's Kingdom is More Than Words.

Words are powerful.  Robin Sharma once stated, "Words can inspire. Words can destroy. Choose yours well." But, when it comes to the kingdom of God, words are little. This morning in my devotion time I was reading in 1 Corinthians chapters three through five, and I came across a statement Paul made to the Corinthian Church, "For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power." ESV

God's kingdom is not of talk but of power. Now, I also like the way the NLT translates this verse, "For the kingdom of God is not a lot of talk; it is living by God's power." God's kingdom is a sovereign kingdom, a kingdom of authority both in the world and in the heart of men. Notice, this is not just anyone's kingdom. If it was, perhaps, it would be merely talk and not of power. But, Paul tells us this is the kingdom of God!

    The name 'God' here in the Greek is theos, meaning, the Creator and Owner of all things. He is the God who in the …