Posts tagged ‘Judgement’

Romans 14:9-12

For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

Each one of us will have to stand for our own judgment. We should not worry about other and their actions, but instead worry about our own. We must strive to live our lives without sin so that way on our judgment day we will be able to give a good report.

Revelation 22:12-13

And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

Each one of us will be judged on our own actions. This judgment will happen by God who watched it all happen. We will not be able to talk our way out of this, but stand and face what will come, wither that be good or bad.

2nd Nephi 28:24-32

Therefore, wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion! Wo be unto him that crieth: All is well! Yea, wo be unto him that hearkeneth unto the precepts of men, and denieth the power of God, and the gift of the Holy Ghost! Yea, wo be unto him that saith: We have received, and we need no more! And in fine, wo unto all they that tremble, and are angry because of the truth of God! For behold, he that is built upon the rock receiveth it with gladness; and he that is built upon a sandy foundation trembleth lest he shall fall. Wo be unto him that shall say: We have received the word of God, and we need no more of the word of God, for we have enough! For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little there a little; and blessed are they that hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and them that shall say, We have enough, from them shall be taken away even that which they have. Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, or maketh flesh his arm, or shall hearken unto the precepts of men, save their precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost. Wo be unto the Gentiles, saith the Lord God of Hosts! For notwithstanding I shall lengthen out mine arm unto them from day to day, they will deny me; nevertheless, I will be merciful unto them, saith the Lord God, if they will repent and come unto me; for mine arm is lengthened out all the day long, saith the Lord God of Hosts.

The truth is out there, we just have to look for it. We cannot take someone else’s word for it, but must find it ourselves. Each one of us will be judged according to our works against God’s words. Are you prepared for that?

2nd Nephi 28:17-23

But behold, if the inhabitants of the earth shall repent of their wickedness and abominations they shall not be destroyed, saith the Lord of Hosts.  But behold, that great and abominable church, the whore of all the earth, must tumble to the earth, and great must be the fall thereof. For the kingdom of the devil must shake, and they which belong to it must needs be stirred up unto repentance, or the devil will grasp them with his everlasting chains, and they be stirred up to anger, and perish; For behold, at that day shall he rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good.  And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well—and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell. And behold, others he flattereth away, and telleth them there is no hell; and he saith unto them: I am no devil, for there is none—and thus he whispereth in their ears, until he grasps them with his awful chains, from whence there is no deliverance. Yea, they are grasped with death, and hell; and death, and hell, and the devil, and all that have been seized therewith must stand before the throne of God, and be judged according to their works, from whence they must go into the place prepared for them, even a lake of fire and brimstone, which is endless torment.

There is always hope that people will see the lies that are being told today and come to Christ and his truth. God will always allow people to repent of their sins up to the end time. The ones that don’t come to Christ though will have to pay for their sins.

Revelation 20:12-15

“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. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

For the people that do not follow Christ the end does not look that fun. I hope that you find the truth and then act according.

Mormon 3: 20-22

And these things do the Spirit manifest unto me; therefore I write unto you all. And for this cause I write unto you, that ye may know that ye must all stand before the judgment seat of Christ, yea, every soul which belong to the whole human family of Adam; and ye must stand to be judged of your works, whether they be good or evil; And also that ye may believe the gospel of Jesus Christ, which ye shall have among you; and also that the Jews, the covenant people of the Lord, shall have other witness besides that which they saw and heard, that Jesus, whom they slew, was the very Christ and the very God. And I would that I could persuade all ye ends of the earth to repent and prepare to stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

We will all be judge of our own works. Every person will be judged, no one will be left out. I hope and pray that you find Christ before your time is up. Only through Christ will we be able to attain everlasting life in heaven.

3rd Nephi 27:23-27

Write the things which ye have seen and heard, save it be those which are forbidden. Write the works of this people, which shall be, even as hath been written, of that which hath been. For behold, out of the books which have been written, and which shall be written, shall this people be judged, for by them shall their works be known unto men. And behold, all things are written by the Father; therefore out of the books which shall be written shall the world be judged. And know ye that ye shall be judges of this people, according to the judgment which I shall give unto you, which shall be just. Therefore, what manner of men had ye ought to be? Verily I say unto you, even as I am.

God is always watching what we do. We will be judged for our actions and inactions. We will not be judged against other people, or pass judgment because of who we are or how much stuff we have. Since members of the ministry have such a huge responsibility, they should strive that much harder to be like Christ.

Romans 14:11-13

For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.

As much hype that has been in the news lately about accountability, it is important to remember who we are accountable too. In the end we are only accountable to God for our actions. We should not judge others in their actions or motives, but strive to teach them the word of God. God will have his judgment in the end.

Message 32:6-7

Verily, verily, ye say ye love me. Where is your God that created thee? Know ye not that I know thee and know your whereabouts? I led many from the way of darkness and ye have contended selfishly to your woe, driving the good Spirit away; and doubt has entered the minds of some. Some that say they are not accountable for their folly; this is not of me, your living God. I speak these words of truth and they shall have their place among my children. Yea, trust me ye flocks, and I shall bear thee up at the last day. I am your God, I change not. I love thee and shall bless much, as your faith is. I leave my peace upon you.’ ”

We need to stay true to the word of God. We will be held accountable for all of our actions when we face judgment. There is no point in hiding in the false belief that it does not matter what we do on earth. We must repent of our sins follow Christ to have his salvation.

Luke 12:1-12

In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.

God knows all. We should not try to hide from him. No matter what do or say it will come out into the open. We should not fear mankind. There is lots of stuff that others can do to us, but Christ will be with us the whole time. If we lose our life for Christ’s sake, then we have gaining it.

Matthew 7:1-5

Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

We never know all of the information about a person to be able to judge them. Only God can judge people. How can we stand and point to a person and condemn them when we have also sinned against God. Only the Lord know all and can judge all.

Romans 2:1-11

Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God.

God is the only one that can judge us. If we judge other people we are condemning ourselves. God will judge all people, it does not matter who you are or what you did in your life. He will treat all people the same and measure them against the same rules.

Malachi 3:1-4

Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness. Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.

Malachi 4:5-6

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

I was talking to someone today about the message they were telling me that John was not the messenger and that the messenger already came. I read them these verses and one in Matthew but they still said that it was not going to happen. The verses very clearly say what the messenger will do when he comes and what time he will come. He will come before the great and dreadful day (judgment day) and he will restore the sons of Levi (priesthood). This is happing today. God is sending his messenger and he is doing the things that the Lord promised he would do. Will you listen to the warning?

2 Peter 3:10

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

We should prepare ourselves for Christ’s coming, for we know now when it will come. There are several popular theories out now about the time frame of the end of the earth. And that is just what they are, theories. Jesus said that only the Father in heaven knew the time of his second coming. Knowing this we need to prepare ourselves today. For we never know when the time will come and we meet Christ.

Malachi 4:5-6
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
The Lord promises us that he will send us Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the Lord, also known as judgement day. This is the same messenger that is talked about in Chapter 3 of Malachi. As we will see next week, John the Baptist is filling this role.
2nd Nephi 33:14-15
And you that will not partake of the goodness of God, and respect the words of the Jews, and also my words, and the words which shall proceed forth out of the mouth of theLamb of God, behold, I bid you an everlasting farewell, for these words shall condemnyou at the last day. For what I seal on earth, shall be brought against you at the judgment bar; for thushath the Lord commanded me, and I must obey. Amen.
We have to follow God’s words. when judgment is passed down, we will be measured against the word of God, not what we wanted to believe. God’s words are uncompromisable. After our death it is to late for us to change our ways, so it is very important that study and learn Christ’s teaching now when we have the change since we never now what day will be our last.

Article 6

We believe in the literal second coming and millennial reign of Jesus Christ; in the Resurrection of the dead, and in Eternal Judgment; that men will be rewarded or punished according to the good or evil they may have done.

Jesus will come back to earth and reign for a 1000 years. There will be a day of judgment where each one of us is judged according to our actions on earth. Only our own actions will be considered in this judgment and not the actions of others. We can be reassured that if we follow the teaching of Christ that we will receive a good judgment and spend eternity with God. For further study read Revelations 20:4-15, Mathew 24, Message 62:6, 1st Thessalonians 4:16-17, Message 1:6-9, and Alma 40.

Article 4

We believe that men will be punished for their own sins and not for Adam’s transgression, and that as a consequence of the atonement of Christ “all little children are alive in Christ, and also all they that are without the law. For the power of redemption cometh on all they that have no law; wherefore, he that is not condemned, or he that is under no condemnation, cannot repent, and unto such, baptism availeth nothing.” (Moroni 8:25, 26)

Each person will be judged according his or her own works, not the works of others. Only each individual can affect our own judgment, not our family or people that come before or after us. This does not start at birth though. All little children are perfect in the eyes of the Lord. Once we learn about sin and have an understanding of right and wrong, then we can start to be judged for our actions. Through Christ we can have our sins washed way. For further study read Moroni 8:25, 26) (Moroni 8:17-26, Mosiah 26:29-32, Ether 4:12, Galatians 6:4-5, Message 12:4, and Message 44:5