How will God decide who is good and who is bad in the day of judgement?

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The Bible tell us that everyone will be judged at the Great Judgement Day. God the Father, will be in charge of the judgment. “The judgment was set, and the books were opened” (Daniel 7:10). And “The dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works” (Revelation 20:12). Evidence for the heavenly courts comes from books in which all details of one’s life are recorded. Based on these books, “God will repay each person according to what they have done” (Romans 2:6).

For the saints, their record of prayer, repentance, and forgiveness of sin will be written there. The records will prove that God’s power enables Christians to live a good life. The judgment will make sure that there is “no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Romans 8:1).

In the heavenly court, Jesus, will be the believer’s attorney, judge, and witness. And He promises that judgment will be “given in favor of the saints” (Daniel 7:22).

The Ten-Commandment law is God’s standard in the judgment “They … shall be judged by the law of liberty” (James 2:12). Breaking His law is sin (1 John 3:4). And the righteousness of the law will be fulfilled by Jesus in all of His people and by His grace (Romans 8:3, 4). And God will separate the good from the bad and reward every person according to his actions (Matthew 25:31-34).

God already knows who is good and who is evil (2 Timothy 2:19). But the judgement will be conducted for the sake of the angels and the inhabitants of other unfallen worlds who will need to see God’s fairness and love in dealing with His children. The Bible teaches that “We are made a spectacle [theater] unto the world, and to angels, and to men” (1 Corinthians 4:9). Then they will know that God has been always loving and just with His judgments to the fallen human race.

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

 

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