The Bema And Great White Throne Judgments

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My question:

Explain the difference between the Judgment Seat of Christ, where and when it takes place and what happens there, and the Great White Throne of Judgment.

A. The Bema Seat Judgment of Christ takes place in Heaven  right after the Rapture and is to award crowns to Church Age believers for the things we’ve done while on Earth.  It’s described in 1 Cor 3:10-15 and other places.

The Great White Throne Judgment comes at the end of the Millennium and is meant for unbelievers of all ages.  They’ll be judged by their works to confirm that their behavior has not been of a high enough standard to warrant entry into the Kingdom. Then they’ll be thrown in the Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:11-15)

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