“Judgment” has an ominous, sinister tone because the spiritually immature have made it sound like a cuss word. Yet, “judgment” is absolutely essential – even desirable! – if we ever hope to see a world where evil is destroyed and goodness reigns.
Here’s the problem: We live in a world system that reeks of tolerance and acceptance of every alternative lifestyle and preference. If you don’t accept something, you get bullied into submission. And, since the church system basically mirrors the world system, carnal Christians take on the same “anything goes” mentality – they just cover it up with some “don’t judge” whitewash that makes them look and sound oh-so-spiritual.
Well, God is merciful and forgiving but that’s not ALL He is. God is also holy and righteous. God executes righteous judgment, and calls upon us to do the same. Instead of sticking our heads in the sand, instead of adopting the “don’t judge me” mindset of the world, let’s go to Scripture to see what God says about RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT so we can receive Biblical wisdom for discernment without condemnation.
Some things we will consider include:
- The surprisingly positive outcome of righteous judgment
- The difference between condemnation and judgment
- Who is qualified to judge righteously
- A Scriptural approach to accountability, works, punishments, and rewards
- Much more!
There are 5 messages (nearly 8 hours) of teaching in this series:
Righteous Judgment: Part 1 (1 hour 29 minutes)
What righteous judgment is, why it is so critically important, the surprisingly good purpose behind righteous judgment, and 4 Biblical ways to understand and apply righteous judgment.
Righteous Judgment: Part 2 (1 hour 23 minutes)
This is strong meat for the pretty advanced… certainly not what they teach you in Sunday School. We really have to divide the Word with a very sharp cutting instrument to discern the difference between judgment and condemnation. From what I see and hear, few people know the difference. Do you?
Righteous Judgment: Part 3 (1 hour 40 minutes)
It doesn’t take a brilliant prophet to prophesy doom, gloom and destruction. The U.S. is a convenient target for prophetic opportunists trying to get publicity for their “words.” But it takes spiritual maturity to rightly divide the Word and use discernment to understand the purpose for God’s judgment, and how that judgment might be delayed, lessened, or avoided altogether. This applies to ALL NATIONS, not just the U.S.! So wherever you are in the world, you live in a nation, and that nation falls under the judgment of God to some degree. What should you expect? What should you be doing?
Righteous Judgment: Part 4 (1 hour 18 minutes)
Judgment on the world gets all the attention – they write books about it, they make movies about it. But the Book of Revelation starts out with judgment in the house of God: Jesus, standing in the midst of the lampstands, warning of their spiritual condition their need to repent, and what’s going to happen if they don’t. That doesn’t get as much attention. We’d rather prefer to see all those sinners judged and ourselves left untouched (or “raptured”). But there is no escaping the plain truth: God will judge us before He judges the world. And it’s not what you expect!
Righteous Judgment: Part 5 (1 hour 40 minutes)
According to Scripture, all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, and we’re going to be held accountable for what we DO, whether good or bad. This is just one example of God’s Word contradicting popular opinion when it comes to judgment, works, punishments and rewards. We’ll cover this and much more in the epic conclusion to our teaching series on RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT.
5 MP3 Audio Files (instantly download to your computer)
Total Program Length: 7 hours, 32 minutes