Our Final Exam

Our Final Exam

The Bema Seat
The Bema Seat – 2Cor 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Are we living & preparing for “Our Final Exam”? It can be easy to forget, but we all have one coming.

[Chuck Missler] There are three principal judgments that are often confused: the Bema Seat Judgment, the Sheep and Goat Judgment, and the Great White Throne. They are each quite different.

They say experience is a hard teacher because it gives the test first and the lessons afterward. However, we have ample lessons in life well in advance of our final exam. Paul has given us numerous written guides to help us prepare for it.[1]

Yet we all do have a last “final exam” still ahead of us: “We must all appear before the Bema seat of Christ…”[2] And every day that our Lord tarries gives us an additional day to prepare for it.

What is the “Bema seat”? Where will it be held? When is it given? What is at stake? What are the grading criteria?

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