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Judgment deals with the concept of Justice and accountability in a universe created by a holy and just God.

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Does Jesus Judge or Not?

There are many passages that appear to directly contradict each other. Here is a sample on the subject of judgement. Jesus Judges no one: John 3:17, 18 - For God did not send the Son into the world ...
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What exactly does it mean for a soul to be destroyed in gehenna? Matthew 10:28

Matthew 10:28 `And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but fear rather Him who is able both soul and body to destroy in gehenna. (YLT) And do not be afraid of ...
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What does John 3:16 mean by "perish"?

John 3:14-16 (ESV): 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16 “For God so loved the world,...
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What does "overlooked" mean in Acts 17:30

Paul, after reasoning about idolatry in Athens, states: Therefore, although God has overlooked such times of ignorance, he now commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has set a day ...
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Why does it appear that God punishes Syria in Amos 1 for attacking Israel, even though he previously caused them to attack Israel?

See Amos 1:3-4 1 Thus says the Lord: “For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, because they have threshed Gilead with threshing sledges of iron. 4 So I ...
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Were the children in 2 Kings 2:24 killed, or just mauled?

When Elisha curses the children who were mocking him (2 Kings 2:23-24), the Hebrew uses Strongs H1234 -- בָּקַע baqa` -- to describe what the bears did to the 42 of them they caught. Most often this ...
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How to reconcile 2 Thessalonians 1:9 with Revelation 14:10

2 Thessalonians 1:9 describes the eternal fate of those who know not God and do not obey the gospel of Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, ...
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Does the sentence imposed by God, during wilderness wanderings, fit the crime?? The crime: wood gathering on the Sabbath-Numbers 15:32-36

God's no nonsense judgement against working on the Sabbath of being "Stoned to death" seems awfully harsh on the post Exodus, most likely long suffering, wilderness wanderer, who was merely ...
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How do we reconcile Deuteronomy 22:5 with John 7:24? [closed]

“A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman’s garment, for all who do so are an abomination to the Lord your God.” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭22‬:‭5‬ ‭NKJV Vs “Do ...
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What does Revelation 14:11 mean by "they have no rest, day or night"?

Revelation 14:11 (ESV) And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its ...
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How to interpret? - "As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just" (John 5:30, ESV)

Before reading the remainder of this post, keep in my that this is my first post here. I am unfamiliar with whether this sort of post is reasonable on here (I usually post on the Mathematics ...
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What does John 16:10 mean? The Spirit will convict the world "concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see me"

John 16:8-11 - 8 And He, when [the Holy Spirit] comes, [he] will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 and concerning ...
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How can we reconcile the teaching of Jesus to that of Paul concerning judgment?

Jesus taught that all believers who receive him will not be judged as they have already passed from death to life. John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who ...
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Are the Clouds of Matthew 24:30 to be taken literally,or as a figurative Jewish idiom?

At that time the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. Is Jesus ...
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Concerning the phrase, "Judge not, that you be not judged" in Matthew 7:1: whose judgment is to be avoided?

Matthew 7:1-5 NIV: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 “Why do you look at ...
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(John 12:31) Judgment of this world?

I'm trying to understand the greek of John 12:31 to get at the first half about judgment. Judgment can be a confusing thing through the gospel of John. Here, the NRSV (and KJV and NIV) translates it ...
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Is "Vindicate" or "Judge" more aligned with the Ancient Hebrew Old Testament when it comes to translating Psalm 54:1?

For Psalm 54:1, most of the recent English translation's use the word "vindicate" but the KJV uses the word "judge" Psalm 54 (NASB) Save me, O God, by Your name, And [c]vindicate ...
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Is eternal fire quenchable (Jude 1:6-7) or unquenchable (Mark 9:47-49)?

Jude 1:6-7 (ESV) 6 And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of ...
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What is the meaning of "swift destruction" in 2 Peter 2:1

2 Peter 2:1 NASB But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who ...
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Why exactly were Aaron and Miriam denied entrance into the "Promised Land" in addition to Moses in Numbers 20:7-12?

Towards the end of the "Wilderness Wanderings", now (all) 40 years after the "Exodus", but before the entrance into the "Promised Land", the sons of Israel contended with ...
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What are the attributes of the false teachers in 2 Peter 2?

What is the status of who these false teachers were. Were they once saved and fell away. What was the primary reason for them to be judged?
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What is the meaning of the word " Judgement" in this verse

Joh 9:39 BSB Then Jesus declared, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind may see and those who see may become blind.” If this means condemnation then it's is hardly reconcilable ...
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What is the origin of 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 1:6?

2 Peter 2:4 KJV — For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; Jude 1:6 KJV — And the angels ...
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Was Cain let off too lightly for murder, according to the biblical account?

The text in question is Genesis 4:11-13 where God decrees Cain's punishment for murdering his brother: "And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother'...
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Why are people asking Jesus questions on Matthew 25:37?

Matthew 25 31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory and all the angels are with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32All the nations will be assembled in front of him, and he will cull them ...
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God Leaves Judgement to Others?

In the great eschatological (Matt 10:15, 11:22, 24, 12:36, 12:41, 42, 19;28, Luke 11:31, 32, 22:30, John 12:48, Acts 17:31, 24:25, Rom 2:16, 2 Peter 3:9, Jude 6) judgement by God (Acts 7:7, 17:31, Rom ...
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How should 2 Cor 5:10 be interpreted, in light of Isa 43:25? [closed]

There are several passages in the OT and NT that describe the "forgetfulness of God" with respect to our sins: Isa 43:25 “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, ...
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Christ in Isaiah 63 & Revelation 19 trampling the wicked in a bloody rampage?

Am I correctly interpreting the following, that Christ Himself is depicted as furiously stomping the wicked underfoot until entirely bloodstained? Or is this scene somehow in reference to His ...
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Could Deuteronomy 28:15-68 be symbolically referencing the Siege of Jerusalem (AD 70)?

The passages from Deuteronomy 28 are especially hard to read. While Israel often experienced great hardship and judgment as they fell away from God, many of the passages in this chapter seem to be ...
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For believers, what is the recompense for doing bad?

2 Corinthians 5: 7 For we live by faith, not by sight. ... (NIV) 10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, ...
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In 2 Samuel did God cause Absalom to sin?

When David committed adultery with Bathsheba and killed her husband Uriah the Hittite, God said that this would be his punishment: 11Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee ...
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What is the 'judgement' mentioned in Heb 9:27?

And just as it is destined for people to die once, and after this comes judgment Heb 9:27 Some say this is the stage prior to the 'lake of fire'. Some say it is a condemnation of the guilt borne by ...
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From what were the people of the old world not spared in 2 Peter 2:4-6?

[2Pe 2:4-6 YLT] 4 For if God messengers who sinned did not spare, but with chains of thick gloom, having cast [them] down to Tartarus, did deliver [them] to judgment, having been reserved, 5 and the ...
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Why does "The Judgment" before God appear to be missing in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 (cf. 2 Cor. 5:10)?

In the Letter to the Thessalonians, we are told: 1 Thessalonians 4:16: "For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, ...
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Are the Saints to be Judged (Rom. 14:10) or Not (Jn. 3:18, 5:24)?

How do we reconcile Rom. 14:10c which states: "For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God" with Jn. 3:18a: "He who believes in Him is not judged..."?
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Who will judge the nations? Jesus or the Father?

Who is the judge of the nations? “For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the ...
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Should we judge or not? [closed]

Note the apparent diversity of views in the NT about judging others: We should not Judge Matt 7:1, 2 - “Do not judge, or you will be judged. 2For with the same judgment you pronounce, you will be ...
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(Isaiah 28:13) (go and stumble backward, be broken, snared and taken captive) discouraging/cynical prophecy/prediction despite God's careful guidance

For the most part, Isaiah 28 begins with a declaration of judgment against Ephraim (i.e. the most predominant tribe in the Northern Israelite Kingdom which suggests a parlance that would consider ...
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In Rev, 4:5, we are told that the 7 lamps of fire, burning before God's throne, are the 7 spirits of God, but what, or who, are we talking about?

The seven spirits of God are actually associated with the seven lamps of fire and later in John's revelation, to the Lamb's seven horns and seven eyes, see Rev, 5:6. We would appear to be talking ...
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God sides with the sinner at the expense of the would-be victim, why?

“The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to ...
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When does this fire actually do the testing? 1 Corinthians 3:13

This passage describes the testing of works with fire. The question regarding the fire is what day does it take place on? At the point of trials here on earth in the fleshly body or on a specific ...
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Is Peter implying that the righteous can lose their salvation in 1 Peter 4:17-18?

1 Peter 4:17-18 (ESV): 17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And “If the ...
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Can Matthew 24:36 and the Book of Revelation be reconciled?

Jesus said in Matthew 24:36 (NKJV). But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But the book of Revelation is written by John and revealed by Jesus ...
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What are the three dangers that the offenders are warned? Matthew 5:22

Matthew 5:22 World English Bible But I tell you, that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother, 'Raca!' shall be ...
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Does Proverbs 5:22a mean that one particular person's inquities would also cause others involved to be punished/disciplined?

Proverbs 5:21-23 New American Standard Bible 1995 21 For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the Lord, And He watches all his paths. 22 His own iniquities will capture the wicked, And he will be ...
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Is Zephaniah 1:2-3 hyperbolically referring to the coming destruction of Judah?

Zephaniah 1:2-3 states: 2 “I will utterly sweep away everything from the face of the earth,” declares the Lord. 3 “I will sweep away man and beast; I will sweep away the birds of the heavens and the ...
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In 1 Peter 4:17 is Peter referring to "God's house" (ie: the temple) or his "household"?

[1Pe 4:17-18 DBY] (17) For the time of having the judgment begin from the house of God is come; but if first from us, what shall be the end of those who obey not the glad tidings of God? (18) And if ...
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Genesis 3:16 Does God make them suffer? [duplicate]

In Genesis 3:16 does the Hebrew actually reveal God saying 'I WILL (greatly increase your pains)? Is there any query in the Hebrew about God causing them pain as opposed to God simply foretelling the ...
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Is judgment ongoing or is it a future event?

The Bible teaches us that the spirits of the dead await reunion with their resurrected body counterparts on the last day when the trumpet sounds. This can be validated with the Biblical verses where ...
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Is Baptism by Fire, signify cleansing of Saints for a glorified body?

Fire symbolizes testing and judgment Question is raised as per the following verses: Please do enlighten me Matthew 3:11 - “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming ...
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