Why God Judges Us
The cause of Judgment and death
It just seems that life is not fair. Some folks are smart, rich, and beautiful while the rest of us have little or nothing to brag about. Our jobs are dead-end and our lives are a rat race. Our financial problems lead to family problems which end in divorce and pain. All the while, there are people who inherited money, good looks, and ease. Why do I deserve this? Life is not fair! And after all this life’s problems, we die! WHY?
Why God judges us
Why God judges us is a question of Biblical proportions! It is the result of Adam’s sin (Romans 5:12). The Bible declares that with love, Almighty God created our ancestors (Adam and Eve) and placed them in a garden of beauty and abundance (Genesis 2:7-18). God gave man dominion over the entire earth (Genesis 1:28). And Adam and Eve were happy and innocent living in communion with God (Genesis 2:25).
But when Adam ate the forbidden fruit, he yielded dominion to Satan (Romans 6:16). And the sin, that he and Eve committed, brought condemnation on them — and all their children throughout the generations (Genesis 3:16-19). As a result, every person must die a physical death. Included in that punishment is the fact that life will be difficult and we must earn our bread by the “sweat of our brow” (Genesis 3:19). The observation that some people appear to be exempted from that rule does not change the rule. The administration of God’s rules cannot be challenged.
Nevertheless, Even in the face of such sin and rebellion, God offered a way of relief and redemption (grace). In Genesis 3:15. God told Satan that He would put “enmity” between Satan’s seed (children) and Eve’s children, “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” The Relief, the Redeemer, is the “He” in this verse – Jesus Christ. (Colossians 2:13-15)
Just how does the judgment of God work, anyway? Do we immediately go to heaven or hell? Continue to the next installment, “What happens when I die?”