Posted by: Jonathan Stepp | June 15, 2008

Jesus and Judgment

Why do we assume that Judgment Day is completely bad news?

In Hebrews 9:27 it says:

Man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment

And who is our judge? Jesus, of course. (John 5:22) And how does Jesus feel about those who are against him? He loves his enemies and prays for them (Matt. 5:44)

So, on Judgment Day those who have believed in Jesus and those who have been opposed to him will find themselves standing before the one who loves them and has been praying for them all along. The lies we have believed – about a wrathful, avenging God – will be judged to have been false and the truth will be revealed of the God who is our Daddy and loves us in and through his Son Jesus.

That’s good news!

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  1. Hi

    Sorry, I don’t agree with you.
    I respect your religion; but I have my own free opinion. I think it to be too cruel for a father (God) to sacrifice/kill his beloved one (son) for others imaginary sins.

    The truth, in my opinion, is that Jesus was not God; he never proclaimed as such, there are no direct quotes from him in this regards. God talked with Jesus and revealed His word on him, He chose Jesus his Messenger/Prophet/Messiah, Jesus was not a son of God.

    Jews did not believe that Jesus was a true Moshiach or Prophet of God and to prove that they tried to kill him by putting him on cross, Jesus became unconscious due to the injuries inflicted on him. He was delivered from cross alive and placed in a room like tomb where he was treated for the injuries.

    This was done secretly lest the Jews again torture him. Afterwards, he went to spread the gospel to the remaining ten tribes of the House of Israel, he died a natural death later at some point in the history. This is all truth in my opinion.

    Kindly visit my blogsite for any peaceful comments and or peaceful discussion on interesting posts/pages there. You are welcome for your differing opinion/thoughts if you so like.

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  2. Well, I can agree with you on at least one point: I don’t believe the Father killed the Son.

    I believe the Father sent the Son to accomplish his plan of adopting humanity into the eternal relationship of love and peace that he shares with the Son and the Spirit (Eph. 1:5).

    The death of the Son was the result of humanity’s rejection of him. Since we exist in and through the Son (Acts 17:28 ) when he died we died with him (2 Cor. 5:14) and when he was raised we were raised with him.

    So, I would say that the death of the incarnate Son is our salvation because in his death he is victorious over death and sets us free from it.


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