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For not  even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son.  John 5:22

Jesus Christ as Judge

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                      Christ is seen as judge in the following passages: In His First Advent, He did not come to judge, but to save from judgment (John 3:14-18). In John 5:22-30 He stated He has been given all authority to judge (in the future). By His sacrificial death on the cross, He brought judgment upon Satan (John 12:31-33).

                      During the Tribulation period prior to His Second Coming, He will evaluate the Church at the judgment seat of Christ (Rom 14:10-12; 1 Cor. 3; 2 Cor 5:10). He will judge the entire earth as the Lamb of God worthy to open the seven sealed book of judgment (Rev. 5:1-8:6), the seventh of which constitutes the seven trumpet judgments (Rev. 8-11), the seventh of which constitutes the seven bowl judgments (Rev. 15-16). The people of the earth recognize that in these catastrophes the Lamb and God Himself are venting their wrath upon the earth (Rev. 6:15-17).

                      At His Second Advent, Jesus, as the Word of God and King of Kings, will "tread the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty" (Rev. 19:15). He will judge the armies and forces assembled against Him by annihilating them (Isaiah 63:1-6; Rev. 19:19-21). He will judge the survivors of the nation of Israel (Ezek. 20:33-38; Matt. 25:1-13, 14-30) and the survivors of the Gentiles (Matt. 25:31-46).

►                      In Isaiah 11:3-5 Christ will, during His Millennial Kingdom, judge the world in truth and fairness, in righteousness and faithfulness, bringing justice for the poor and the afflicted, and final justice for the wicked.

                      After the final rebellion at the end of Christ's Millennial Kingdom is quelled (Rev. 20:7-10), Christ Himself, I believe, will sit upon the Great White Throne, there to judge all the wicked dead of all ages. Their doom, not having their names written in the Lamb's Book of Life, is the Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:11-15; 21:8).

Jesus Christ as Judge

by James T. Bartsch

Updated January 30, 2022

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