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What did Jesus say about Judgement

Jesus’ teachings on judgment encompass various aspects of human conduct, divine justice, and the ultimate separation of individuals based on their actions and faith. Here are some key Bible verses that reflect Jesus’ teachings on judgment, particularly emphasizing the Final Judgment:

  1. Matthew 25:31-33 (ESV): “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left” . This passage illustrates the Final Judgment, where Jesus, depicted as the Son of Man, will separate the righteous from the unrighteous, symbolically referred to as sheep and goats, respectively.
  2. 2 Corinthians 5:10 (ESV): “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil” . This verse emphasizes individual accountability for actions done in life, underscoring the belief that everyone will be judged by Christ based on their deeds.
  3. James 2:13 (ESV): “For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment” . James highlights the importance of mercy in the context of judgment, suggesting that acts of mercy can mitigate judgment’s severity.

Three main takeaways from Jesus’ teachings on judgment are:

  1. Accountability: Individuals are accountable for their actions and will be judged accordingly. This emphasizes the importance of living a life that aligns with God’s commandments and teachings.
  2. Divine Justice: The concept of divine justice is central to the judgment, where righteousness is rewarded, and wrongdoing is punished. This serves as a moral compass for believers, guiding them towards righteous living.
  3. Mercy and Compassion: Mercy plays a crucial role in judgment. Showing mercy and compassion to others can have a positive impact on one’s judgment, highlighting the importance of these virtues in Christian doctrine.

These teachings underscore the complexity of the concept of judgment in Christianity, balancing themes of justice, accountability, and mercy.


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