There are verses in the Bible that state that God will judge the world, while others state that it is Jesus who will judge the world. As a Christian, you cannot help but wonder, will Jesus judge the world?
The Bible states that God the Father has given Jesus the authority to judge the world. “For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all Judgment unto the Son: That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoreth, not the Son honoreth not the Father which hath sent him,” John 5:22-23. Many other verses in the New Testament confirm that Jesus will Judge the world.
What will happen on Judgment day according to the Bible? What Does the Bible Say About Jesus Will Judge? What does the Bible say about when Jesus will judge us? Bible verses about Jesus as a judge. What is the judgment seat of Jesus? How will Jesus judge us on judgment day? Why will Jesus judge us? Keep reading to learn more!
What will happen on Judgment day according to the Bible?
The Bible states that God will pass the ultimate Judgment on the sinful man on Judgment day. Several passages in the Bible talk about what will happen on Judgment day. Everyone (dead and living) will stand before God, and He will judge them according to their actions here on earth.
Many passages in the Bible warn Christians about Judgment day. An example is Malachi 4:1, which states what will happen to non-believers and wicked people when Jesus returns. Malachi states that the wicked will burn until nothing remains of their bodies.
Another passage that talks about what will happen on judgment day is Romans 2:5-6. In these verses, Paul tells Christians to repent to avoid facing the wrath of God during Judgment day. He states that God will judge everyone according to their deeds here on earth.
Revelation 20:1-15. In this passage, John talks precisely about how God shall judge the living and the dead on Judgment day. Everyone will be judged according to their actions. Those whose names will not be in the book of life will be condemned to burn forever in hell.
What Does the Bible Say About Jesus and Judgment?
Many passages in the Bible state that Jesus will be the Judge. An example is John 5:22-23, where John states that God the Father has entrusted the Judgment to the Son (Jesus Christ).
Jesus will judge the believers and non-believers. During the Bema Seat of Christ Judgment, Jesus will judge what believers did after salvation to determine whether they qualify to receive the reward, 2 Corinthians 5:10. Believers will be rewarded according to how faithfully they served Jesus Christ, spreading the Gospel far and wide.
On the other hand, as stated in Revelation 20:12, Christ will judge the non-believers at the Great White Throne Judgment. The non-believers will still be judged even though their fate is already sealed. Punishment will be according to one’s actions here on earth. All people at this Judgment (non-believers) will be thrown into hell’s lake of fire, where they will burn for eternity for rejecting Jesus’ gift of salvation, Revelation 20:15.
Also, Jesus will preside over the Judgment of Nations or Sheep and Goat Judgment. As stated in Matthew 25:31-46, Jesus will separate the sheep (believers who will show their faith in Christ by offering Jewish people help during trying times) from the goat (non-believers who will show their lack of faith in Christ by choosing not to help the Jewish people during trying times (tribulations)). During this Judgment, the righteous will receive eternal life, while those who will side with the beast will receive eternal punishment.
Jesus will make the perfect Judge because He is 100 percent God and 100 percent man. His Judgment will be fair, just, and final; there will be no room for appeal because, unlike human judges, His Judgment will not be influenced by bribes or the status of the persons being judged.
What does the Bible say about when Jesus will judge us?
According to the Bible, there will be two judgments, one for the believers and the other for the non-believers. As mentioned, Christ will judge all believers during the Judgment/Bema Seat of Christ Judgment. At this Judgment, the focus will not be on salvation since all believers will have acquired salvation by believing in Christ. Instead, the focus will be on the believers’ service to Christ. Everyone will be rewarded according to their good deeds here on earth.
Christ will judge all non-believers during the Great White Throne Judgment. Again, salvation will not be the point of focus at this Judgment. All individuals at this Judgment are non-believers who will have rejected Christ’s gift of salvation. Therefore, their names will not be in the Book of Life. The non-believers will also be judged according to their actions here on earth and later thrown into hell’s endless lake of fire.
Bible verses about Jesus as a judge
There are many Bible verses in the Bible that state that Jesus will be the JudgeJudge. Below are just a few.
John 5:22, “For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:” This passage states that God the Father will not judge anyone because He has given this duty to His Son, Jesus.
2 Timothy 4:1, “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;” This passage also states that Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead.
Acts 17:31, “Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.” This verse states that God has ordained Jesus as the JudgeJudge and confirmed that Judgment day would come by raising Him from death.
Matthew 16:27, “For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.” In this verse, Jesus tells His apostles and followers that He would return to judge everyone based on their actions here on earth.
What is the judgment seat of Jesus?
Most people believe that believers will not be judged because they have been saved through the blood of Christ. However, the Bible states otherwise. The Judgment seat of Christ is the platform on which Jesus will sit when judging believers. Every believer will be rewarded according to their good deeds here on earth, 2 Corinthians 5:10. This seat is different from the Great White Throne, where all non-believers will be judged.
How will Jesus judge us on judgment day?
As stated in 1st John 1:9, if you repent, Jesus is faithful and just and will forgive you your sins. All believers who have faith and trust in Jesus are automatically forgiven. Therefore, during Judgment day, Jesus will judge and reward all believers according to their good deeds here on earth. They will not be judged for their sins.
However, at the Great White Throne, Jesus will judge all non-believers and punish them for their wicked actions here on earth. They will then be thrown into the lake of endless fire to burn for eternity.
Why will Jesus judge us?
Jesus will judge believers and non-believers because everyone shall be rewarded or punished based on their actions here on earth. Believers who have lived purer lives and served Christ here on earth will receive better rewards. Also, non-believers who will have sinister acts here on earth will be punished more.
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