Hmm, well actually you quoted Revelation 20:11-15, but believers in Jesus do not appear at that judgment. That is the Great White Throne Judgment, and it is only for unbelievers, and all unbelievers fail it, because works cannot save. So while I don't want to get into the middle of this, you did wrongly assume this was for believers in Jesus, but it is only for unbelievers. John 5:24, believe in Jesus to avoid the judgment. The judgment to avoid, is the Great White Throne Judgment.
You said, "John 5:24, believe in Jesus to avoid the judgment. The judgment to avoid, is the Great White Throne Judgment."The verse reads, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life."First off, who are those that hear His words? Those who listen and are obedient. Otherwise how can you tell you have heard? Right there is one instance of works the Lord demands.Then He states, "..and believeth on him that sent me.."What is believing? If you believe that you will get hit by a car if you cross a busy street blindfolded you will not do it then. That is again proving works are necessary. Because God gives us many such warnings and instructions.Then you actually add to the bible and twist the verse and say that the verse doesn't say you will be judged. That verse doesn't say that!What needs to happen, and this is how a Christian will avoid the great white throne is that we are to judge ourselves now by God's word. And then as Paul stated, "For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged." 1 Cor 11:31Thus the Bible teaches us that works, the act of judging ourselves and reproving ourselves, that WORK will allow us to escape judgment. So we actually don't escape judgment because Judgment is NOW. We judge ourselves NOW and make sure we line up with the Word of God or we WILL be judged at the end when it will be too late. And that goes back to the verses I quoted from Matt. Thank you for provoking me into writing this.
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