Judgment For The Church

Q. In a recent Sunday School discussion, the teacher stated that she believed that everyone would have to stand before God at the Great White Throne Judgment. I disagree. I believe it only applies to the unsaved who are resurrected at the end of the millennium. Please help me find the scriptures to explain correctly what happens to the church that has been raptured before the tribulation.

A. Your view of the Great White Throne judgment is correct. it’s for unbelievers only. The church will stand for judgment just after the Rapture at the so-called Bema Seat Judgment.. It’s described in 1 Cor 3:10-15. Notice how Paul reassured us that it doesn’t affect our salvation. ( Judgment for our sins was conducted at the cross where the full penalty was paid by the Lord.) It’s for the purpose of awarding the crowns promised to believers who demonstrate certain qualities in our Earthly life. To learn more about this read How To Win Your Crowns.

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