Thursday, May 17, 2012

Are We Judged After We Die? Hebrews 9:27-28

God Loves You
What happens after we die? Do we go to heaven, nowhere, limbo, purgatory, reincarnate or some Disneyland of our own creation? Is there a final judgment and how do we pass?

"Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.." Hebrews 9:27-8, NIV.

The Epistle to the Hebrews makes no reference to purgatory, reincarnation, a second chance or universal acceptance, instead it warns of judgement, but offers hope of salvation based on a relationship with Christ.
Is There a Final Judgment?

Death is a universal we all face. It is destiny; a destiny is the place you end up when the travel is over, and we all end up at death. Here it is obvious is that death is not the end of us only the end our earthly travel, because we face judgment for which we must be aware of and posses some kind of existence in order to face that judgment.

There is only one way to pass through the judgment of a holy God; we need an acceptable, and willing substitute who is free of condemnation. Our sins bring the danger of judgment, and sin's penalty must be satisfied. We need a Christ, one who can stand in the judgment for us with acceptable credentials to silence the judgment.

Judgment Satisfied
Jesus Christ is the substitute who willingly came from the Father to be the payment for our sins. He paid for any wrong doing we committed, he paid for every good we failed to do. He took sin away and they are no longer an issue in the view of God's judgment; they are not going to be in evidence against us.  The judgment has already been paid for, it fell on him in our stead. When he stands between us and judgment it is like "Paid In Full" is written in the scars on his brow and hands.  There is no longer any condemnation for those who are in Christ.

Christ will appear again and he will bring salvation but to those who "are waiting for him." These people have a relationship with Christ. The relationship begins throughfaith in who he is and what he has done on our behalf.

If you want to know more about being in Christ follow this link: click here.

(c)Adron Dozat


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