What Will Christians Face on Their Separate Judgment Day?

posted by Jael Ever @ 7:00 AM
December 15, 2015

GodsWordToo many Christians today take God’s Word as suggestions, rather than commandments or instructions to be obeyed.  Certainly, born-again Christians know that reading and meditating on God’s Word is essential, but it is doubtful if any but a few know just how essential it is.
For the last two weeks on our Internet Radio/TV Program, “Home for Today and Tomorrow” (which can be seen on Worship Center Radio on Wednesday at 7 p.m. when the audience can call in; it is also available on You Tube), I have been exploring the Rapture , Heaven and Christian Judgment.  Thinking it was obvious what Christians would be judged about, I was caught rather short when the moderator asked, “And what will Christians be judged about?”

In his summary of the New Testament, Finis Dake in his Anotated Reference Bible claims there are 1,050 commandments in that part of the Bible alone that Christians are ordered to obey.  Let’s just take one of the most repeated Bible verses:  “Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which The LORD Thy God giveth thee.”
But Deuteronomy 5: 16 adds to that verse: “Honor thy father and thy mother, as The LORD Thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which The LORD Thy God giveth thee.” In other words, honoring one’s parents also brings prosperity.
Leviticus 19: 32 adds telling believers to honor those with gray hair and the face of an old man and connects it as part of “fear Thy God: I Am The LORD.” Deuteronomy 27: 16 adds that not honoring parents brings curses upon offspring. And, Ephesians 6: 1 – 3 makes these commands part of The New Testament:

“Children, obey your parents in The LORD: for this is right.  Honor thy father and mother; which is the Honor-The-Father-and-Motherfirst commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.” Colossians 3: 20  adds this is essential if parents are Christians, as well as for “parents” who bring one to Christ.           Hmm.  Want more? How about that older children are to support their parents, not vice versa.  The LORD Jesus makes this commandment even stricter: “For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightiest be profited by me;
“And honor not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.  Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying This people draweth nigh unto Me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me.
“But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrine the commandments of men (Matthew 15: 3 – 9).”  Other Scriptures strongly demand children to give their parents financial support:  Exodus 20: 2, Numbers 22: 17, Deuteronomy 5: 12, Deuteronomy 27: 16, Judges 13: 17 and 1 Timothy 5: 17.

If Brother Dake is correct, and I have no doubt he is, Christians today must sorely repent if our works for Christ are to survive the coming judgment for believers after the Rapture.  Let’s get out those wholesale Christian Bibles, get on our knees to ask forgiveness, and get to work on changing!

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