First Principles - Study 11

Study # 11 Eternal Judgment

Matt. 25:31-32, 41, 46  Jesus will send wicked men into everlasting fire prepared for the  Devil and his angels, but the righteous into everlasting life.

The Words used here, “everlasting” and “eternal” are the same Greek word, ‘Aionion’.

Thus the punishment of the wicked will be as long as the reward of the righteous.

Matt. 10:28                  Jesus teaches a death after the physical death of the body. This second death encompasses both the soul and body in Hell.

2 Thess. 1:6-9              This coming judgment will vindicate the true righteous character of God in dealing with those who seem to have “gotten away” with their evil deeds in this life.

Psalm 9:7-10                Predicted as Righteous Judgment, but with mercy for those who seek

                                    Him as their refuge.

John 5:29                     Jesus taught not only the two resurrections, but that these are followed

                                    by their respective Judgments.

A) Judgment of the Righteous.

1 Peter 4:17                 Judgment begins first with the People of God.

1 Cor. 3:11-15             This is a matter of holy and private dealing between God and His people, in which Salvation is not in question, but the matter of rewards. The   foundation of Salvation is not at stake. (11 & 15)

Luke 12:47-48             God will deal with us according to knowledge, faithfulness and commitment.

Revelation 3:11 Let no man take the reward that should be yours. Mark 13:13.

B) Judgment of the Wicked.

Rev. 20:11-15              At the end of the 1000 years, this Judgment will follow the

                                    Resurrection of the ‘Wicked’ dead. At this time however the Saints are

                                    seen on thrones with Christ, so this is not their time of Judgement.vs.4.

Rev. 20:6                     This final Judgment has no terror for the one who is saved.