(Jesus speaking) “I speak to you eternal truth: Soon the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who listen will arise with life!
For the Father has given the Son the power to impart life, even as the Father imparts life.
The Father has transferred to the Son the authority to judge, because he is the Son of Man.” (John 5:25)
I believe with all my heart that Jesus has taken all my sins (of omission and commission) with Him to the cross and that Judgement has been replaced by Grace and Mercy. But what about the following Scripture?
… Cheerfully pleasing God is the main thing, and that’s what we aim to do, regardless of our conditions. Sooner or later we’ll all have to face God, regardless of our conditions. We will appear before Christ and take what’s coming to us as a result of our actions, either good or bad. (2 Cor 5:9).
So it’s not just about receiving Jesus and His salvation (and then living like we want to). It’s about following the leading of His Holy Spirit ‘in us,’ and ‘being’ Christlike – Giving, caring, blessing, loving… ❤️