Q. Who does Luke 12:47 and 48 refer to, i. e. who gets the beating? Is it church members at the Bema Seat or is it other people? Actually I don’t think that it is at the Bema Seat. But I heard a pastor on radio claim this. Can you please shed some spiritual light on this?
A. By reading the parallel passage in Matt. 24:45-51 we can see that this incident takes place after the 2nd Coming. Therefore it involves the judgment of Tribulation believers on earth, not the Church at the Bema Seat in heaven. Also, no one from the Church will receive a beating from the Lord, because He took the beating in our place.