For most Christians the judgment is confusing and misunderstood. To begin this second volume of “Change Your Life Biblically” we will attempt to encapsulate every topic with the concept of judgment. Once we understand judgment we will have a better understanding of our salvation and our role in it.
When is the judgment? How many judgments are there? Must I fear the judgment? What is it all about?
First, we need to understand what a “judgment” is. Simply put, it is a statement of right or wrong. It is somebody’s decision that makes a determination on some topic or activity. If an officer pulls you over and gives you a ticket for speeding he has judged you as a law breaker. You then go to court and ask the judge to make a judgment (decision) in your favor. You want the judge to rule that you were not speeding and to take that ticket off your record. If you are accused of a felony you go to court and attempt to prove your innocence. You want the judge or jury to pronounce judgment in your favor. You want them to pronounce you innocent. Lucifer has leveled the charge against all of us as “Law Breakers” and deserving of death, just like him. We are to look forward to the “Judgment Day” when we can stand in the presence of Christ, not in our worth, but because we have accepted the worth and works of Christ as our own. This is done through obedience to His commands. He will then judge us innocent. Praise the Lord. There are television programs that show court proceedings. The prosecution and the defendant stand before the judge and each gives their side of the story. Based on records, photographs and testimony, each side attempts to persuade the judge that what they are saying is the truth. After hearing all the arguments that are presented, the judge must make a decision. The judge must weigh the evidence, and decide what is the right judgment to make. If the U.S. Supreme Court hands down that judgment, that decision is final. There is no higher court to make an appeal. Each side must live with the consequences of that decision.
But let’s back up a bit and put this all in perspective. There are three phases to a judicial matter. By looking at each one we will begin to see the justice of God and His love in not wanting anyone to perish. Let us look at the system of justice here in America and see if we can make some comparisons between what we can see and what we cannot see.
The first thing that must happen for an investigation to begin is a pointing finger. Somebody must make an accusation against you.