The very concept of gaining eternal rewards in Jesus’ future kingdom is foreign to many Christians, but it’s certainly not foreign to the Bible, which repeatedly teaches about the importance of rewards. “[L]ay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,” Jesus urged (Matt 6:20). And Hebrews says God “is a rewarder of those who diligently seek
If you are a grace believer—unlike many people in Christendom—you are not worried about being judged for your eternal salvation because Jesus settled that issue the moment you believed in Him for eternal salvation: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life,
Ecclesiastes is a difficult book. The reason is probably because Solomon was seeking pleasure and wisdom from a humanistic perspective. But by the time he gets to the end of the book, Solomon has clearly shown that from a humanistic perspective, life has no meaning or purpose. It is all vain. Solomon concludes in this
On Feb 26, Bob posted a blog (see here) about the fact that Tom Rodgers of Grace Church in Wichita Falls, TX, taught on the Judgment Seat of Christ just a few days before he died. Bob spoke of the many years that Tom, along with Reggie Coe, had pastored the church, and that Tom
I was reading through Ephesians last night, and in chapters 4-6, I began to notice that Paul restated several of the Ten Commandments. Sometimes the restatement was explicit, such as when Paul explicitly quotes the command to honor your parents (Eph 6:1-3). Other times, the restatement was implicit. Paul did not quote the Decalogue but
I received the following email: I understand the deadly consequences of unrepentant sin in this life. But I don’t get the idea of negative consequences at the Judgment Seat of Christ. What deadly consequences would there be? In 1 Cor 3:10-15 it sounds like any wood, hay, or stubble works will simply be burned up.