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. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment;.
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it.
From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you? Truly, I say to you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town. For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—. But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed. I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.
Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil. A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Then God's a-going to say to him: Gabriel, Once more blow your silver trumpet, And wake the nations underground.
And Gabriel's going to ask him: Lord How loud must I blow it? And God's a-going to tell him: Gabriel, Like seven peals of thunder. Then the tall, bright angel, Gabriel, Will put one foot on the battlements of heaven And the other on the steps of hell, And blow that silver trumpet Till he shakes old hell's foundations. What sound is that I hear?
It's the clicking together of the dry bones, Bone to bone—the dry bones. As the drovers prepare to celebrate Rowdy's birthday, two men ride into camp.
Rowdy recognizes them as men he spent time with in the Yuma POW camp. He knows they want to settle an old score but is willing to go alone with them. They ride to a setting that is as forbidding as the overcrowded, disease-ridden Yuma camp they survived - the wrecked courthouse of a trailside ghost town. Civil War behind him.
They find an old alcoholic living there who had been a judge. Cabot tells the judge he has a trial to preside over. After two more men arrives one of whom is paralyzed, they have a kangaroo-court trial of Rowdy for treason. They believe he betrayed their escape attempts. Written by David Stevens.
Two of Rowdy Yates's former companions from a Union POW camp take Clint Eastwood prisoner and take him to a ghost town where they want to try him for murder and treason to the late Confederacy fr betraying an escape attempt. Their leader John Dehner even has a drunken old retired judge to preside.
But Claude Rains proves not to be a malleable tool. Yet God created each and every person with something very important — a conscience. The laws of good and evil are written in the heart, and the conscience should direct the actions of a person. Therefore they too have something to answer for on the day when God will judge the secrets of men. They will not, however, be judged for anything that they had no understanding of right and wrong over.
Read Romans 2, This was their reward for following the dictates of their conscience and being obedient to the laws that are written in the hearts of men. For there is no partiality with God. This is the second death, and anyone not written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. No wonder Jesus said that we should rejoice because our names are written in the Book of Life! Then the accounts will have been settled, and everything put in its rightful place.
That Judge is Jesus Christ himself. But before he would sit to judge men, he came into the world to die for them as their Saviour. To every one who receives him and accepts his salvation he gives the white stone Revelation , the token of acceptance and pardon. He becomes their High Priest, their Advocate with the Father. What a sense of security that brings with it!
In Christ! Not till we stand before the great white throne, and our names are found written in the Lamb's book of life, shall we fully realize what that means. That was Paul's great wish for himself.
Jesus is the Ark, into which we may betake ourselves from the dangers of temptation and destruction. He is the City of Refuge, to which we may flee from death, the avenger of blood.The apostle speaks of the Christian as being prepared for a judgment-day. There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus." That day needs a preparation. "For we must all appear before the judgment-seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good.