We Believe

We Believe 30: The Final Judgement

All people, believers and unbelievers alike, will stand before Christ's judgement seat where all that they have done will be openly manifested. For believers the Judgement Seat is not a seat of condemnation because Christ has taken their condemnation upon himself. Rather, it is a seat of evaluation where believers, who are justified fully in Christ apart from their works, will be graciously rewarded for their works of service to Christ and others. The promise of a future reward should stimulate God's people to self-denying service to their Redeemer.

Read 2 Corinthians 5:6-6:2

We Believe 29: After Death and the Resurrection

Christians are destined for a glorified, heavenly body after they are finished with their earthly body. Paul longs for his glorified body but wishes that it comes without him dying, that is, when Christ returns. If however, dying means the nearer presence of Christ then he would prefer to be away from his body. In the meantime, until either his death or Christ’s return our aim should be to please Christ, the one we love and adore.

Read 2 Corinthians 5:1-10