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The judgment day is the day Jesus Christ would judge the world, both the living and the dead. It is clear that God has entrusted the judgment of the world to the Son, and everyone regardless would be judged. We shall all stand before the throne for judgment, some will receive commendation, and others, condemnation.
The Bible says,
“Because He has fixed a day when He will judge the world righteously (justly) by a Man Whom He has destined and appointed for that task, and He has made this credible and given conviction and assurance and evidence to everyone by raising Him from the dead” (Acts 17:31 AMP).
“Even the Father judges no one, for He has given all judgment (the last judgment and the whole business of judging) entirely into the hands of the Son,” (John 15:22 AMP).
The judgment day is a fixed day that God set aside for the judgment of the world. Jesus would be enthroned as judge, and every human will stand before him for judgment. Even Christians will stand before the judgment throne to receive judgment.
We need to clarify between the judgment of the unsaved and the judgment of the saved. Christians have been saved from sin, evil and eternal condemnation. Our eternity is secured in Christ. Sin is a nonissue with God. The Blood of Jesus settled our past, guides our present and secures our future and eternity. The Bible says,
“But [that appointed time came] when Christ (the Messiah) appeared as a High Priest of the better things that have come and are to come. [Then] through the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with [human] hands, that is, not a part of this material creation, He went once for all into the [Holy of] Holies [of heaven], not by virtue of the blood of goats and calves [by which to make reconciliation between God and man], but His own blood, having found and secured a complete redemption (an everlasting release for us)” (Hebrews 9:11-12 AMP).
As Christians, our judgment will not be of condemnation, but of commendation. Since we are now in Christ, and there is no more condemnation for us who are in Christ (Romans 8:1). We are in Christ, and He has taken our condemnation away. He paid the debt for our sins once and for all, and crucified sin on His cross. The judgment day for the Christians will be to expose our heart condition towards commendation of what we did in the body after we have accepted the gift of salvation.
The Bible says,
“So do not make any hasty or premature judgments before the time when the Lord comes [again], for He will both bring to light the secret things that are [now hidden] in darkness and disclose and expose the [secret] aims (motives and purposes) of hearts. Then every man will receive his [due] commendation from God” (1 Corinthians 4:5 AMP).
“For we must all appear and be revealed as we are before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive [his pay] according to what he has done in the body, whether good or evil [considering what his purpose and motive have been, and what he has achieved, been busy with, and given himself and his attention to accomplishing]” (2 Corinthians 5:10 AMP).
Contrary to the belief of some who assume that our sins shall be made open for all to see, and we would be judged, the Bible says, “in whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:14). It is needless for God expose the sins He has forgiven, and cleansed by the blood. What will be revealed is the purpose and motive of what we achieved, what we had been busy with and what we gave ourselves to.
The judgment that awaits the Christians is not punishment, but more like the prize giving day, those who serve God and humanity with the right purpose and intentions will be rewarded, and those who served for the sake of people’s applause and approval shall not be rewarded, but their eternity is secured in Christ. We shall all stand before the throne, dressed in the righteousness of Christ alone, and not in our own self-made righteousness.
Finally, to ascertain this, let us look at the words of Christ. The Bible says,
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world;  but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned:  but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:16-18 KJV).
The believers will not be condemned, but those who does not believe in Christ will be condemned because they did not accept Christ.

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