Many believers are afraid that God will judge all their deeds on the final day.
But what is the promise from scripture?
1 Peter 1 NIV ” 6 For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.“
Romans 10 NIV ” 9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
How can we be so confident that God will not judge our sins as believers?
Romans 4 ” 4 Now to him who works, the reward is not counted as grace, but as something owed. 5 But to him who doesn’t work, but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness. 6 Even as David also pronounces blessing on the man to whom God counts righteousness apart from works, 7 “Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed is the man whom the Lord will by no means charge with sin.”
Why has God promised to never judge the sins of the believer?
Romans 4 “24 but for our sake also, to whom it will be accounted, who believe in him who raised Jesus, our Lord, from the dead, 25 who was delivered up for our trespasses, and was raised for our justification.’
It is because Jesus was already judged and put to shame for our sins. He died for our sins but He rose from the dead because He never sinned. He rose because He made us righteous.
Hebrews 12 “looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Jesus rose from the dead because God will never judge the believer!
God is LOVE and He does not remember the sins of believers:
1 Corinthians 13 “5 (LOVE) It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
Hebrews 10:17 ““I will remember their sins and their iniquities no more.”