Next, in our journey
through coming events for the Christian, our first stop
after the rapture is the Judgment Seat of Christ. This
is something that we should really think about.
Mentioned first in Romans 14:10, we are warned not to
condemn others because of our own liability.Then, things
are clarified in 1st Cor. 3:13-15. While I have never
seen (or read) a satis--factory explanation as to
exactly what the rewards mentioned here might be.
Suffice it to say that they MUST be something very
wonderful. Scripture mentions that we shall be given the
desires of our hearts.
The clincher on this
subject is found in 2nd Cor. 5:10. This is where the
phrasing and subsequent explanation (v.11), make things
crystal clear. We must APPEAR ... so we can RECEIVE ...
GOOD or BAD. Thus, I would argue that we (Christians)
should be a bit apprehensive about this time. I know
many of our site visitors NEVER hear any of this at
church. What I try to remember is that we will be held
accountable for our time, our resources and our
decisions. At least part of our ministry on earth is to
WARN the world of the WRATH to come. Sin is NOT just
doing something wrong(commission), it is also NOT doing
what we are commanded to do(omission)!!! "And as it is
appointed unto men once to die but after the
judgment." Hebrews 9:27
Note: Last month, I forgot
to include my scripture references for the rapture at
the end of the home page article. So, with apologies, my
references for that event follow: Matt.
24:7-9(implicit), John 14:1-3 (implicit), 1st Cor.
15:39-57, 1st Thess.4:13-5:3, 2nd Thess. 2:7, Rev. 4:1