God's Righteousness and The Judgment

dberrie2020

Well-known member
If--as some Lutherans maintain--God imputes His righteousness to those who have faith in Him--then why does the Savior and His apostles-- testify all will be judged in accordance with their own works--after death--and that for life or damnation?

John 5:28-29---King James Version
28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

2 Corinthians 5:10---King James Version (KJV)

10 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 or bad.

1 Peter 1:16-17---King James Version (KJV)

16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

Romans 2:5-11----King James Version (KJV)
5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

Matthew 16:27---King James Version

27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
 

Bonnie

Well-known member
If--as some Lutherans maintain--God imputes His righteousness to those who have faith in Him--then why does the Savior and His apostles-- testify all will be judged in accordance with their own works--after death--and that for life or damnation?

John 5:28-29---King James Version
28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

2 Corinthians 5:10---King James Version (KJV)

10 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 or bad.

1 Peter 1:16-17---King James Version (KJV)

16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

Romans 2:5-11----King James Version (KJV)
5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

Matthew 16:27---King James Version

27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
"For we are God's workmanship, created IN Christ Jesus for doing good works, which He has prepared in advance to do, so that we may walk in them."

John 5:
24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. 25 Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.

Will Jesus be judging deeds we have done IN FAITH or OUTSIDE of faith in HIM? Who is the AUTHOR and PERFECTOR of our faith? Our works? OR Jesus Christ?
 

dberrie2020

Well-known member
"For we are God's workmanship, created IN Christ Jesus for doing good works, which He has prepared in advance to do, so that we may walk in them."

And how are you relating that to the testimony of the Savior--testifying all men will be judged according to works--after death--and that for life or damnation?

John 5:28-29---King James Version
28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Bonnie--that defies Lutheran theology--period.
 

Bonnie

Well-known member
And how are you relating that to the testimony of the Savior--testifying all men will be judged according to works--after death--and that for life or damnation?

John 5:28-29---King James Version
28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Bonnie--that defies Lutheran theology--period.
And how are you relating that to the testimony of the Savior--testifying all men will be judged according to works--after death--and that for life or damnation?

John 5:28-29---King James Version
28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Bonnie--that defies Lutheran theology--period.
Who is the AUTHOR and PEFECTER of our faith--us, or God? In Whom do we DO good works?

"For we are GOD'S WORKMANSHIP, created IN Christ Jesus FOR good works, which He has prepared us in advance to do, so that we may walk in them."
 

dberrie2020

Well-known member
Who is the AUTHOR and PEFECTER of our faith--us, or God? In Whom do we DO good works?

"For we are GOD'S WORKMANSHIP, created IN Christ Jesus FOR good works, which He has prepared us in advance to do, so that we may walk in them."
No one has denied any of that.

My question to you is twofold:

1) How are you relating that to the testimony of Jesus Christ--that all men will be judged according to their works--after death--and that for life or damnation?

2) How do you fit that testimony into Lutheran theology?
 
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