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What assurances have we
that there will be a judgment?
In the past God
overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands
all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a
day when he will judge the world with justice by
the man he appointed. He has given proof of this
to all men by raising him from the dead.
Was the judgment still
future in Pauls day?
As Paul discoursed
on righteousness, self-control and the judgment
to come, Felix was afraid and said,
Thats enough for now! You may leave.
When I find it convenient, I will send for
you. (Acts 24:25.)
How many must meet the
test of the judgment?
I thought in my heart,
God will bring to judgment both the
righteous and the wicked, for there will be a
time for every activity, a time for every
deed. (Ecclesiastes 3:17) For we must
all appear before the judgment seat of Christ,
that each one may receive what is due him for the
things done while in the body, whether good or
bad. (II Corinthians 5:10.)
What reasons did Solomon
give for urging all to fear God and keep His
For God will bring
every deed into judgment, including every hidden
thing, whether it is good or evil.
What view of the judgment
scene was given to Daniel?
As I looked,
thrones were set into place, and the Ancient of
Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as
snow; the hair of his head was white like wool.
His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels
were all ablaze, a river of fire was flowing,
coming out before him, Thousands upon thousands
attended him; and ten thousand times ten thousand
stood before him. The court was seated, and the
books were opened. (Daniel 7:9,10.)
Out of what will all be
And I saw the dead,
great and small, standing before the throne and
the 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. (Revelation 20:12.)
For whom has a book of
remembrance been written?
Then those who
feared the Lord talked with each other, and the
Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance
was written in his presence concerning those who
had feared the Lord and honored his name.
Who opens the judgment
and presides over it?
As I looked,
thrones were set into place and the Ancient of
Days took his seat. (Daniel 7:9.)
will minister to God and assist in the judgment?
Then I looked and
heard the voice of many angels, numbering
thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times
ten thousand. They encircled the throne, the
living creatures, and the elders.
Who is brought before the
Father at this time?
In my vision at
night I looked, and there before me was one like
a son of man, coming with the clouds of
heaven. (Daniel 7:13.)
What does Christ as the
advocate of His people confess before the Father
and before His angels?
acknowledges me before men, I will also
acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. But
whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him
before my Father in heaven. (Matthew
Note During the
judgment scene both the righteous and the wicked
dead are still in their graves. The record of
each ones life, however, is in the books of
heaven, and by that record, the characters and
the deeds of all are well known. Christi is there
to appear in behalf of those who have chosen Him
as their advocate. (I John 2:1.) He presents His
blood as He appeals for their sins to be blotted
from the books of record. As the place of
judgment is in heaven, where Gods throne
is, and as Christ is present in person, it
follows that the work of judgment is also in
heaven. All are judged by the record of their
lives, and thus answer for the deeds done in the
body. This work will not only decide forever the
cases of the dead but also the close of
probation, during the Great Tribulation of all
who are living, after which Christ will come to
take to Himself those who have been found loyal
After the subjects of the
kingdom have been determined by the investigative
judgment, what is given to Christ?
He was given
authority, glory and sovereign power; all
peoples, nations and men of every language
worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting
dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom
is one that will never be destroyed.
When He comes the second
time, what title will He bear?
On his robe and on
his thigh he has the name written: King of kings
and Lord of lords. (Revelation 19:16.)
What will He then do for
Behold, I am coming
soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to
everyone according to what he has done.
Where will Christ then
take His people?
In my Fathers house
there are many rooms; if it were not so, I would
have told you. I am going there to prepare a
place for you. And If I go and prepare a place
for you, I will come back and take you to be with
me that you may be where I am. (John 14:2,3.)
How many of the dead will
Do not be amazed at
this, for a time is coming when all who are in
their graves will hear his voice and come out
those who have done good will rise to
live, and those who have done evil will rise to
be condemned. (John 5:28,29.)
What time intervenes
between the two resurrections?
And I saw thrones
on which were seated those who have been given
authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those
who have been beheaded because of their testimony
for Jesus and because of the word of God. They
had not worshiped the beast or his image and had
not received the mark on their foreheads or their
hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ
a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not
come to life until the thousand years were ended.
This is the first resurrection. (Revelation
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