The Bema Seat Judgment

Q. I read gracethrufaith all the time, and I have a question re: the church’s judgment where we receive our rewards etc. I think someone called it the bema seat judgment or something like that. Do you know about that? Where can I find reference to it in the Bible?

A. The so-called bema seat judgment gets its name from the Greek language in 2 Cor. 5:10 where it’s translated into English as the judgment seat of Christ. In 1 Cor. 3:12-15 this judgment is described, clearly stating that doesn’t have anything to do with our salvation but involves good things we do after we’re saved. In 1 Cor. 4:5 we’re told that the basis for this judgment will be the motive of our heart when we do these things and the reward will be praise from God.

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