Keys to the Kingdom Found in the Parables
by Tom McManus
How will Jesus judge believers who stand before Him at the Judgment Seat of Christ?
In Matthew 5, Jesus set a New Covenant standard that exceeds the Old Covenant Law in that He calls those who call someone a fool a “murderer” and those who lust in their heart an “adulterer”.
What will happen to a believer that is found to be a murderer and/or an adulterer?
Jesus told his disciples that if they did not forgive others they would not be forgiven and that He would judge them in the same way they judge others.
What will happen to a believer that harbors bitterness and unforgiveness?
Believers will not go to the Lake of Fire since those who believe receive an inheritance of eternal life. Yet despite this many will suffer great loss and anguish for a time for not being ready.
What will happen to a believer that does not repent and is not ready?
Jesus has hidden in the parables how He will judge believers. This is being revealed to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear. You will understand why we need to work out our salvation with fear and trembling and what the fear of the Lord is. When we understand His ways we can stand with confidence and full assurance and be ready for His coming.