Friday, 30 May 2008

Judged according to what they had done

What's this about?

11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and
sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12 And I saw the
dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened.
Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged
according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 13 The sea gave up the
dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them,
and each person was judged according to what he had done. 14 Then death and
Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.
15 If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown
into the lake of fire. (Rev 20:11-15)

Gotta preach on it on Sunday evening. So I've gotta explain the millenium, the second death and judgement 'accordging to what they had done.' Hmm...

Any help??


yemsee said...

Isn't it the same as this:

Romans 2:5-8 5 But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed. 6 He will render to each one according to his works: 7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; 8 but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.

Glen said...

so - is my application 'patiently do more and you'll be saved'?

yemsee said...

well i think we can be pretty convinced that in Romans Paul's argument of 'doing good works' = living by faith in Christ alone

yemsee said...

I've got a reference for you:

Jeremiah 17

the desert shrub vs the blessed tree
- then He says they will be judged according to what they have done