Your Eternal Reward: Triumph and Tears at the Judgment Seat of Christ
Face to Face with ChristNo hiding. No opportunity to put a better spin on what you did. No attorney to represent you. The look in His eyes says it all.Like it or not, standing before Christ is precisely where you and I shall some day be, 'for we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ' (2 Corinthians 5:10). And while we will not lose our entrance to heaven if we are believers, what we do in our earthly life will determine our standing in the eternal kingdom. There are eternal consequences to what we do. Jesus will not wink at our disobedience. He does not play favorites. We will be rewarded according to our faithfulness. There is no exception, no special deferment. When God calls our name we will be there. We cannot hide, for God will find us; we cannot scheme to make ourselves look good, for God shall see us. We cannot excuse ourselves, for God knows us. In Your Eternal Reward, pastor Erwin Lutzer teaches readers not only the effects of the Judgment Seat of Christ and the Great White Throne, but shares what Jesus will be looking for and how we can use the resources of this life to store up treasures in heaven. This life is training for the next. We are to be learning the rules of the kingdom and running the race to win the prize Christ has promised to His faithful servants. When He calls your name, will you hear Him say, 'Well done, good and faithful servant'?
Treasures in Heaven
By Theodore Illenberg - June 25, 2003
Erwin Lutzer writes about the judgement of Christians in Heaven. He states eventhough our salvation is sealed by the blood of Jesus, our reward is is based on our works on earth. Erwin Luttzer makes aprofound statement in that what we recieve from God is solely out of the generosity of his goodness. We recieve because God gives it to us not because we deserve it. Our reward or participation in Heaven is based on our works and deeds on earth. We enter Heaven under general admission through faith in the death and resurection of Jesus. Weither or not we sit behind the dugout or on the fifty yard line is up to us. Erwin Lutzer states that Jesus is looking for servants that serve him and one another willingly. Every good deed done in the name of Jesus is tallied in Heaven. He also states that not all deads have pure motives, but if we generally have hearts for Jesus we will be rewarded. He also states that everything belongs to God, even money. How we treat what God has given us will also... read more
Good highlight for the least known doctrine
By Antoine Maalouf - January 5, 2006
The doctrine of rewards is probably the least known among the Christian community; I myself came to know it only recently. Most people imagine heaven being a bunch of souls with a silly looking happy face in a shiny white robe singing a soprano all day long for eternity. Well, that sounds more like hell than heaven! Fortunately, the Bible teaches a whole other concept.
With this book, Pastor Lutzer tries to shed some light on this concept and explains what a faithful believer will encounter once he encounters God. You will learn that in heaven, you will be more alive than ever before. Even though we are saved for our faith (justification by faith), Christ will still judge us for every deed done in the body whether good or bad (2 Cor 5:10). Our life here on earth will decide our status in heave. Yes, status! Every believer will not have the same position in heaven: some will be rewarded more than others and some will have greater responsibilities than others. Christians... read more
Fantastic! Clear, easy-to understand, and interesting.
By A Customer - June 8, 1998
This book strips away many myths and false beliefs about what happens after you die. It uses the Bible as its basis, but who would better know what the afterlife would be like than God? I highly recommend it.
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