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God Will Judge Us

God will separate us into two groups

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........ Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares [weeds], and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. ........ Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare [explain] unto us the parable of the tares [weeds] of the field. He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend [cause sin WU], and them which do iniquity [evil WU]; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. [He] Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. Mat 13:24-30, 36-43 (Click gold Scripture references for Principle Interrelations)

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered [fish] of every kind: which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels [containers], but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever [separate] the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Mat 13:47-50

Marvel not at this: for the hour [time WU] is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of [for WU] damnation. Jh 5:28-29

When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them [the people WU] one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from [since WU] the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred [hungry], and ye gave me meat [food]: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto [to visit WU] me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily [most assuredly] I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto [help] thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. Mat 25:31-46


acceptance/rejection of Christ determines which group

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He that believeth on [in] him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten [one and only] Son of God. Jh 3:18

He that believeth on [in] the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not [rejects WU] the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth [remains] on him. Jh 3:36

Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner [cornerstone WU]: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation [people WU] bringing forth [that will produce WU] the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder [crush WU]. Mat 21:42-44 He who rejects Christ will fall, be broken into pieces, and crushed, while Christ is elevated to the highest position.

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth [from now on], till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. Mat 23:33-39 Jesus longs for people even though they reject Him. He wants them to repent and turn to Him for healing, but some are not willing. How will they escape being condemned when they reject and persecute those God repeatedly sends in His name?

For what is a man advantaged [profited], if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away [lose or forfeit his own self]? Lk 9:22-26

And, behold, a certain lawyer [expert in religious law WU] stood up, and tempted [tested] him [Jesus WU], saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou [it]? And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and [love WU] thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. Lk 10:25-28 Obeying the two great commandments leads to life. But who can do this and never sin (do harm)?


Christ will be our final Judge

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For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: Jh 5:22

And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Jh 5:27

I can of [by WU] mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. Jh 5:30

And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven [the sky]: and then shall all the tribes [nations WU] of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in [on] the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Mat 24:30 They will mourn who do not know Christ because they will be judged unfavorably.

For there is nothing covered [up], that shall not be revealed; neither hid[den], that shall not be [made WU] 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. Lk 12:2-3 Our secrets will be made known.

And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for [destined to cause WU] the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; (Yea [yes], a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. Lk 2:34-35

And he said unto them in his doctrine [teaching], Beware of the scribes [experts in the law WU], which love to go [walk] in long clothing [robes], and love salutations [greetings] in the marketplaces, And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms [places of honor WU] at feasts: Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation [punishment WU]. Mk 12:38-40

Whose fan [winnowing fork] is in his hand, and he will throughly purge [clear WU] his [threshing] floor, and gather his wheat into the garner [barn]; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. Mat 3:12, Lk 3:17 John the Baptist talking about Jesus.

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. Mat 16:26-27


the Holy Spirit convicts us of our current standing

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Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient [good WU] for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter [Counselor] will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove [convict] the world of [concerning WU] sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on [in] me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged [condemned WU]. Jh 16:5-11

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