posted Oct 11, 2015, 1:30 PM by Dale Barnes

Eternal Judgment is one of the foundational teachings of the Christian faith. (Heb.6:2)  The Bible tells us that man is appointed (destined) to die one time and after that to face judgment. (Heb.9:27)  This is not a popular subject.  It is very sobering!  God has declared it will happen one day, so we can be sure it will.

There are various judgments that take place in our systems that bring punishment (jail time or penalties) for various crimes. After the time or penalty is fulfilled, then the individual is released.

He can continue living a normal life.  However, the judgment of God, that will surely come, is different in that there is no end to the judgment.  It continues for all eternity.  This should move all to an honest and humble evaluation of where they stand with God.

The Apostle Paul writes, at the second coming of Christ: “He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.  They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power…”

(2 Thess.1:8-9 NIV)     


Ps.32:3-5 makes clear the struggle one has with his guilt. Here is a man who will not be honest and humble himself before God. He is refusing to acknowledge his sin and need of forgiveness. Stubborn!  Finally. he says: “I confessed my sins to God and stopped trying to hide my guilt...  And you forgave me!  All my guilt is gone!”  

The result is shown in verses Ps.32:1-2. The blessedness of a forgiven person!  It counts for eternity!  We all need to be honest and humble ourselves. Confess our sins, ask forgiveness, and God will clear our account.  We will be free from judgment that separates us eternally from God!