Why do all the religious people think that they will one day stand in front of God and be judged as to whether or not they will receive eternal life?
Is This The Scripture That Says We’ll All Be Judged?
Revelation 20:11-13 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Let me state this clear and plain: “THE SAVED WILL NOT STAND TO BE JUDGED TO GO TO HEAVEN OR HELL.” The saved have already entered into eternal life and there is no judgement for heaven or hell.
The DEAD or the UNSAVED will be judged BY THEIR WORKS at the great white throne judgement. Not the saved. The dead will be judged and thrown into the lake of fire.
None will go from dead to alive at that point. They are resurrected in their body for judgement. Their soul from hell (dead) meets their body, they are judged by their works (not a good thing), and their body and soul is thrown into the lake of fire.
Let me be clear about this. If anyone is judged by their works, they will be sent to hell. There is no good person!!! No one is good enough to make it to heaven by their works!!!
John 6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
That’s Jesus Christ himself speaking there. Once you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to save you, you’re saved because you’ve been passed from death unto life. It’s already done at the moment you believe.
The Truth Is There Is No Future Judgement To Go To Heaven Or Hell
There is no future judgement for heaven or hell for the saved or the sanctified. It’s already done once you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. The judgement will occur for the dead. They will be judged by their works, and it’s not to get into heaven either!
The Bible sure doesn’t teach that the saved will be judged on their works to enter heaven. The Bible does teach that it’s NOT OF WORKS. And it does a great job teaching this from the front to the back of the Bible and everywhere in between.
The saved, once they are already in heaven, will have their works passed through a fire. If any of the works remain, the already saved will receive a reward in heaven.
Where does this false view come from that says, “Everyone is going to be judged by their works when they stand in front of God one day?”
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
You will never be judged by your works to make it into heaven. THAT IS NOT THE WAY TO HEAVEN. Works will not get you into heaven. EVER. Why? Because God said so. I didn’t. God said it.
Now, let’s look at the Scriptures that people quote to support this.
And this time, we’re going to actually SLOW DOWN and see what the actual words say. We’re not just going to get these repeated ideas in our head that aren’t true. We’re not going to act like we know God, represent God, and then ignore his words.
Who Left This Paper On The Church Door?
For example, someone left a paper on the church door, but of course, didn’t leave their name. That someone who left this paper doesn’t understand the Bible at all. The paper reads at the top, “Are you certain?”
Here’s a picture of the paper that was left:
At the top, you’ll see: ARE YOU CERTAIN?
Then, this paper goes through this list of all these works you must do to be saved when you stand in front of the judgement seat of Christ. And I am assuming they believe you must do all these works to be saved, and that you aren’t saved until the judgement seat at the end.
The Bible doesn’t teach this false doctrine anywhere.
So, this heretical paper is saying that you must:
1. Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Spend a certain percentage of your time and effort on God.
2. Love your neighbor as yourself. Get rid of extra stuff that you own. Suffer alongside brothers and sisters in China, the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Give your own life for the sake of others.
3. Follow Jesus Christ as your example and be like him. You must be dramatically different from the rest of the world. People must hate you.
4. Seek the truth no matter the cost. You must believe that you are wrong. You cannot ignore certain Scriptures or interpret them to fit your preferences. You must be open to correction.
5. Serve no one but the Lord Jesus Christ. You must act like the news media is broadcasting your entire life on television.
6. Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ with all your heart. If you do, you will witness more answered prayer, miraculous healings, fewer injuries, and more demons will be casted out. You can’t worry about anything. You must be thoroughly familiar with every promise of God.
7. You must truthfully be able to tell Jesus that you did the best you could. You must know Scripture better than Satan who stands to accuse you before God.
In other words, this paper is saying that NO ONE will ever make it into heaven. The person who left this paper must be very arrogant to believe they are working their way into heaven. That’s what the paper looks like to me.
Galatians 1:6-9 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
Whoever Left That Paper Is A False Preacher
So, I agree with God and I say, “Let this person be accursed.” They are spreading a false Gospel that is based on works! This is a damnable heresy that sends people to hell. You can’t work your way to heaven by being good. You aren’t good. I’m not good. NO ONE IS GOOD.
Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Is that not clear enough? It’s pretty clear to me. Yet, this “religious” person who left this paper can’t see it.
Then, I looked at their supporting Scripture verses for the part that asks in point 7, “Are you expecting an opportunity to work this all out with Jesus Himself in front of His judgement seat?”
So, let’s look at the Scripture references for this point:
John 5:28-29 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
Do you know when the great white throne judgement happens in Revelation Chapter 20? It’s very clear that it happens AFTER the thousand year reign of Jesus Christ on this earth.
Revelation 20:7-11 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. 11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
The Dead Are Resurrected After The Thousand Year Reign Of Jesus Christ
When the dead are resurrected, this is after the thousand year reign of Jesus Christ. The rapture has already happened. People who are saved before the rapture will be in their new and glorified bodies already.
So, how would they be judged for heaven or hell? They’ve already been to heaven!!!
John Chapter 5 is talking about the resurrection of the dead after the thousand year reign of Jesus Christ. It’s talking about the “DEAD.” Not the living. Read Revelation Chapter 20 again.
Romans 14:11-12 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
Yes, everyone shall give an account of himself to God. God already knows you, and what you’ve done. If you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, you’re saved. You don’t give an account of yourself to God to be saved and to enter into heaven.
That Scripture says nothing about being saved or eternal life or everlasting life. Jesus Christ never says that you will be judged by your works to enter into everlasting life. THAT’S HERESY!!!
1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
This is another verse reference that they pick and choose to support their false works based salvation. This doesn’t say ANYTHING about works being required for salvation.
1 Corinthians 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
This supports everything I’ve said. It doesn’t support a works based salvation. The “SAINTS” are the “SAVED” or “SANCTIFIED.” The saints aren’t a chosen group of saved people. The saints are ALL the saved. The saints will judge the world. They won’t be judged themselves to make into heaven!
False Preachers Love To Use Verse References With No Explanation
So, I’m continuing to go through their verse references. They probably figured no one would take the time to look up all their twisted references.
Philippians 2:10-11 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
This has nothing to do with being judged to go to heaven or hell. There are no verses in the Bible that say that!!! So they make their verse references look good by just adding some unrelated verses to their point number 7.
Revelation 20:12-13 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Now, slow down and take a look at the Scripture above. Read it over and over again.
Does it say anything about ALL people being judged? Keep in mind, this happens after the thousand year reign of Jesus Christ on this earth.
The rapture happens long before the Great White Throne judgement. What happens at the rapture? The saved (saved before the rapture) will receive a new body. They go from a mortal and sinful body to an immortal and sinless body.
If you’re saved right now, you’ll have one of those bodies at the rapture. Do you think God is going to save you, give you a new body, and then call you DEAD and judge you at the great white throne judgement?
NO!!! So, why do false teachers continue to use Scripture to support some false idea made up by the worldly churches? Hey, they used it for point 7. I didn’t make this up. Look at the paper.
So, again, the saved will not face a judgement to go to heaven or hell. “”Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” There is no future judgement for the saved to continue in heaven or to go to hell.
Believing On The Lord Jesus Christ Does Not Equal Working For Salvation
If anyone thinks they believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, they cannot think it includes works. That’s not FAITH. Faith is when you put 100% of your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to save you. And you should understand that NO WORKS OF ANY TYPE save you.
Baptism doesn’t save you, repenting of sin doesn’t save you, going to church doesn’t save you, giving up everything you have doesn’t save you, or any other work that this heretic listed on this page. NO WORKS WILL SAVE YOU.
After you’re saved by putting all your trust on the Lord Jesus Christ, THEN you should go do good works for God. If you don’t have faith, you haven’t done ANY good works.
Romans 14:23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
Next time you leave something on the door of the church, please leave your name. Also, please read point 4 on your own paper as it looks like you’re afraid to leave your name.