Q. I read something today that upset me and I would like your opinion on it. I know that you have mentioned that we will all stand before the Bema Seat of Christ for rewards but this is what I read…
Everything I ever did will be analyzed and scrutinized openly by the Lord Jesus Christ. Every good thing. . . and every bad thing. I’ll be called on to give account of every word, every deed, every thought.
Now even as a Christian I ‘try’ to live as good as I can because I love the Lord but I have done things that I’m not proud of but I always ask for forgiveness and I asked the Lord to help me with my attitude about people and situations but I fail at times.
Question…Are not all my sins covered by the blood and if not why not? There is a chorus that says…When He (God) looks at me He sees not what I used to be but He sees Jesus.
It sounds like for most believers, the Judgment Seat of Christ will be an excruciating experience.
A. In 2 Cor. 5:10 Paul wrote, “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.”
This has to do with the rewards we will receive for our works as believers, and doesn’t concern our sins. He described the same thing in 1 Cor. 3:10-15. Good works are those He’s called you to do and He’s received the glory for. Bad works are those you’ve done in your own strength and you’ve taken credit for. The outcome is irrelevant. It’s the motive that counts.
All the sins of your life were taken to the cross and dealt with there (Col. 2:13-14). The Lord will never make any reference to them again. He has forgiven them and forgotten them, and now it’s as if they never happened (2 Cor. 5:17). So what would be the point in bringing them up again?