Editor’s Note: It’s easy to get sidetracked with theological, cultural, or political issues at the expense of great affection for God and others. It’s important to have sound doctrine, no doubt, but sound doctrine never takes the place of obedience. In this honest post, Nicole Cottrell reminds us, “the Greatest of these is love.”
It’s inevitable-we’re all going to die. There, I said it. And now that I’ve started off this post on a happy note…
Since we know we’re going to die, then it goes without saying, we will assuredly stand before God in that lovely little thing called Judgment.
Now, I’m not always heaven minded. I don’t tend to have what they call an “eternal perspective.” I’m pretty much a today-is-the-day-kind-of-girl. But I know that much of what consumes me, what consumes us ad nauseam, is not what the Lord is consumed with. He is consumed with love. He is an all-consuming fire (Hebrew 12:29).
Yet, when we consider these things, and I mean really consider them, perhaps we would think of Judgment a bit differently. When we are standing before God and we are asked to give an account of our lives, what will He ask us? I doubt He will pose many questions regarding the things we find so pressing today.
Now, I’m not entirely sure. I’m just taking a guess here, but I’m pretty sure…
God will not ask you…
If you are an Arminian or a Calvinist
If you chose a systematic or narrative approach to studying the Bible
If you believe the Earth is 6,000 years old or over 10,000 years old
If you attend a mainline church, Bible church, organic church, charismatic church, Catholic church, or no church