JUDGMENT ACCORDING TO WORKS
††††††††† Even though our eternal salvation is NOT based on our works, (see Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5; Romans 9:11; II Timothy 1:9; Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:20, etc.),† it is erroneous to conclude our works are of no significance!!!
††††††††† God DOES judge His people according to their works while they live here in this world, and our works determine whether we experience a heaven on earth ( kingdom of heaven), or a hell on earth (separation from fellowship with God while here on this earth).† Even though nothing can separate us from the love of God, we CAN be separated from fellowship with God!!!
††††††††† Please study some of the following Scriptures which show that God does judge His people according to their works while they live here in this world.
Psalm 62:12††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Matthew 16:27,28
Proverbs 24:12††††††††††††††††††††††††† Romans 2:6
Jeremiah 17:10††††††††††††††††††††††††† II Corinthians 5:10
Jeremiah 32:19††††††††††††††††††††††††† I Peter 1:17
Ezekiel 18:30††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Revelation 2:23; 20:12; 22:12
†† Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work. (Psalm 62:12).
††† If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?† (Proverbs 24:12).
†† I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. (Jeremiah 17:10).
††† Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:† (Jeremiah 32:19).
††† Therefore I will judge you, O house of
††† For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.† (Matthew 16:27,28).
† Who will render to every man according to his deeds: (Romans 2:6)
††† For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. (II Corinthians 5:10).
†† And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every manís work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: (I Peter 1:17).
††† And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. (Revelation 2:23).
†† And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. (Revelation 20:12).
† And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. (Revelation 22:12).