Studying Divine Judgment - Doesn't It Just Depress Us?
September 09, 2012 AM | Don Horban
What does the Biblical teaching on divine judgment do to the doctrine of justification by grace through faith alone? Does one doctrine cancel out the other? Beside that, people donít like talk of divine judgment. Some church folk are angered by it and some honestly seem to think that the notion of God as a divine Judge was the antiquated hangover of a much more primitive brand of religion. More than any other New Testament figure, Jesus framed much of His teaching of God as One Who was the Judge to Whom we must all give an account. And, whatís more, He talked about His heavenly Father as One Who would avenge His glory by making all people accountable for their actions and attitudes in this world. In other words, in Jesusí mind, Godís judgment had teeth in it.