Who Will Do the Judging?

Christ will judge the living and the dead.  

Acts 10:40 &42 states:  “40 God raised Him on the third day and granted that He should become visible.  42 And He ordered us to preach to the people and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead.”

Christ will judge with righteousness and justice.

Isaiah 11:1-5 states:  “1 Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit.  2 The Spirit of the LORD (Yahweh) will rest on Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and strength, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.  3 And He will delight in the fear of the LORD, and He will not judge by what His eyes see, nor make a decision by what His ears hear; 4 But with righteousness He will judge the poor, and decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.  5 Also righteousness will be the belt about His loins, and faithfulness the belt about His waist.”

All power of judgment has been given to the Son (Christ Jesus). 

At John 5:22 Jesus said:  “22 For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son.”

Christ reveals all that is hidden at the judgment.

Jesus said at Mathew 12:36-37:  “36 I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render an account for every careless word they utter; 37 for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Jesus said at Luke 12:2-3:  “2 But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.  3 Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon the housetops.”

1 Corinthians 4:5 states:  “5 Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men’s hearts; and then each man’s praise will come to him from God.”

God will judge all of those who do not know the Law of God, by what is written in their hearts, by their consciences, and by their conflicting thoughts; which will either accuse or excuse them on that day, when God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

Romans 2:14-16 states:  “14 When Gentiles (people of the nations) who do not have (or know) the (divine) Law, do by nature (instinctively) what the Law requires, they are a law to (unto) themselves, even though they do not have the Law.  They show that what the Law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them 16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men (their hidden thoughts, the things which they conceal) by Christ Jesus.”

We must all stand before the judgment seat of Christ, to account for the deeds done in the body or flesh.

1 Corinthians 5:10 states:  “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive good or evil, according to what he has done in the body (flesh).”

God shall judge the world through a Man (Jesus Christ), whom He has appointed.

Acts 17:30-31 states:  “30 Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, 31 because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.”

The twelve apostles will sit on thrones during the recreation (regeneration) and judge the twelve tribes of Israel.

Matthew 19:28 states:  “28 And Jesus said to them, ‘Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration (birth of the new world, the recreation) when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”

Jesus also said at Luke 22:28-30:  “28 You are those who have stood by Me in My trials; 29 and just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom, I grant you 30 that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”

The holy ones or saints will judge both the world and angels.

The Apostle Paul at 1 Corinthians 6:2-3 states:  “2 Or do you not know that the saints (the holy ones) will judge the world?  If the world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute the smallest law courts?  3 Do you not know that we will judge angels?  How much more matters of this life?”

Revelation 20:4 refers to the enthroned saints, who receive power of judgment:   “4 Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them.”

Print in red intended for clarification or various renderings from other translations.

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