This is my third post on my quest to delineate/reiterate/review/investigate what the current thinking is on God’s eternal judgement. As in all of life, I was searching for a simple answer and find myself standing in the entryway of a room of answers. I have spent the last two days sifting through those answers in between posting my weekly photo blogs, applying for jobs that pay and doing what the Lord calls me to do for others. Today my son and grandchildren are coming to spend Father’s Day here. I wanted to get a few thoughts down before the day gets away from me.
In my quest to uncover what happens at the Great White Throne Judgement (talked about in Revelation 20), I had to come face to face with the ideas that some think believers will be at the Great White Throne Judgement and others think that judgement is for nonbelievers only and the Lamb’s Book of Life is only opened to show nonbelievers their name is not there. There is a third group who think believers will be there, but only to watch what could have happened to them had their names not been written in the Book of Life.
If believers are not at the Great White Throne Judgement at the end of time, I have discovered there are various ideas about when believers will be judged. Some believe we are judged immediately upon our deaths, but some think we wait till the millennial reign begins after the tribulation or thereabouts (because it depends if and when the Rapture occurs). You can see that this maze gets thicker and thicker. Well, Dear Readers, while this is all very interesting, I suppose, to some, I really only wanted to know if the believer’s WORKS were ever judged. Is there ever a time when a believer’s life is “flashed before their eyes” in a life-review type situation?
It seems so. I didn’t think so before I did this review, but it does seem quite plausible to me now. In my pursuit of information about the judgement of believers I ran repeatedly into this phrase the bema or mercy seat of Christ. I will pick up here on Monday when I link with Ann. Please stay with me, I am getting somewhere glorious. I promise!
Happy Father’s Day, especially to our Abba Father in heaven Who does wondrous things for us every day, such things way beyond what we could ask or think,