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It is generally believed that there will be a time in the future when all people will stand before God and be judged for their sins. Is this according to the Bible?

This is universally believed that man will be saved or lost by his works. This is most unscriptural, and it is wrong. There are two distinct judgment days for sin. One is past, it took place at the cross. "Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out." John 12:31. Jesus is talking about going to the cross. God laid our iniquities on Him. Isaiah 53:6. He died for our sins. 1 Corinthians 15:3. To all of those who accept Him, they are forgiven and will never be judged for their sins. "...shall not come into condemnation (judgment);" John 5:24. "No condemnation (judgment). (Romans 8:1). All those who do not trust Him as their Saviour from sin, will stand before the great white throne and be judged. (Revelation 20:11-15). This will be to determine their just degree of punishment in hell. My judgment day is past. I have been forgiven. God said, "And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more." Hebrews 10:17. This is true of every born-again Christian. This is the blessedness of sins forgiven. (Psalms 32, and Romans 4:6). In view of the finished work by Christ at Calvary, I must say that a general judgment is just another traditional heresy which gullibly people believe.

If you are not a Christian, I would exhort you kindly to sincerely repent of your sins and receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour from sin, and your Saviour from a judgment. This is the Bible's way of salvation. There is no other. Jesus said, "I am THE WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE: NO MAN cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6.

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