BY YOUR WORDS YOU WILL BE CONDEMNED

Our fate is in our own hands

“So I tell you this, that for every unfounded word people utter they will answer on Judgement Day,37 since it is by your words you will be justified, and by your words condemned.”  Matthew 12: 36-37

IT WON’T BE GOD JUDGING US AT THE END, BUT OUR WORDS AND ACTIONS. “So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God” (Romans 14:12 ).  Believers will be rewarded based on those good works—how faithfully we served Christ (1 Corinthians 9:4-27), how well we obeyed the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), how victorious we were over sin (Romans 6:1-4), how well we controlled our tongues (James 3:1-9), etc.

The end of our soul’s journey will be either in an eternal heaven or in an eternal hell (Matthew 25:46). We must choose where we will be by accepting or rejecting the sacrifice of Christ on our behalf, and we must make that choice before our physical lives on this earth come to an end. After death, there is no longer a choice, and our fate is to stand before the throne of God, where everything will be open and naked before Him (Hebrews 4:13). Romans 2:6 declares that God “will give to each person according to what he has done.”

Words must not be evil and must be actively good. Faith must be lived,  faith without works is dead.

 

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