Written by Mike Sproul on Jul 18, 2018
There are 2 words meaning judgment in the Bible.
First one means the act of judging in order to get to the facts of the case.
The second generally means condemnation. It signifies carrying out a sentence already passed.
There are 3 things God’s judgment against sin:
- Because of what man is; first in Genesis 6:5-7 “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord regretted that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him to His heart. So, the Lord said, I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.” Then jump to Romans 5:18-19 and it tells us that through one man’s disobedience, the many were made sinners.
- Because of what man has done: Revelation 20:12 tells us that EVERYONE will face judgment. We will be judged by the book of life and what is written in it according to what we have done in this life.
- And finally, because of what man has not done:
– “came not” Judges 5:23
– “does not” Matthew 7:26
– “did not” Matthew 25:45-46
– “love not” 1 Corinthians 16:22
– “know not” 2 Thessalonians 1:8
– “obey not” 2 Thessalonians 1:8
– “believe not” John 16:9
Jesus bore the judgment of God against sin on all three counts, for those who receive Him as their substitute they are in Him, they have died for their sin.
As far as we are concerned Matthew 7 warns us we may judge a man’s message and method but we must never judge his motives.