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Two simple points will be affirmed: everybody will be judged, and everything will be judged.

Everybody will be judged – all people, both save and lost, and the fallen angels will be judged. No individual will be excluded; all people will be included, every individual that has lived. Judgment cannot be avoided. The Scriptures are emphatic:

Before Him will be gathered all the nations, and He will separate people one from another (Matt. 25:32);

And He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that He is the one ordained by God to be judge of the living and the dead (Act 10:42);

He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained (Acts 17:31);

He will render to each man according to his deeds (Rom. 2:6);

We will all stand before the judgment seat of God . . . so then each of us will give an account of himself to God (Rom. 14:10, 12);

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ (II Cor. 5:10);

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom (II Tim. 4:1);

It is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment (Heb. 9:27);

And if you call of Him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds (I Pet. 1:17);

The angels who did not stay within their own position of authority . . . He has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day (Jude 6; see: II Pet. 2:4);

And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne (Rev. 20:12).

Note the universal terms used above: “all the nations,” “the living and the dead,” “we will all stand,” “we must all appear,” “the world,” “each man,” “the dead, small and great,” and “each of us”; these words mean that every person will be judged.

Everything will be judged – the deeds and the motives, both the actions and the attitudes that governed the actions. Every aspect of the life will be exposed; God’s penetrating light will bring to light every dark corner of the individual, revealing the reasons for the individual sins. The reservoir of evil will indeed be opened; the innermost stirrings of evil will be uncovered. And man will face the reality of his own sinfulness and his many sins.

But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment (Eccles. 11:9);

For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil (Eccles. 12:14);

It will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you (Matt. 11:22; see v. 24);

 On the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak (Matt. 12:36);

Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known (Lu. 12:2);

He will render to each man according to his deeds (Rom. 2:6 see vs. 6-8; 14:10-12);

And if you call on Him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds (I Pet. 1:17);

And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done  . . . each of them according to what they had done (Rev. 20:12-13).

Note the universal terms used above: “all these things,” “every deed,” “every secret thing,” “every careless word,” “each one’s deeds,” and “what they had done”; these words mean that everything will be judged.

An hour is coming
when all who are in the tombs will hear His voice and come out,
those who have done good to the resurrection of life,
and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.
Jo. 5:28-29

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