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John Bevere states this in his book Driven by Eternity about the up and coming eternal judgments that we

will face:

Many today are not building their lives on the eternal-God’s Word-but rather cultural thinking, tradition, assumptions, and emotional feelings about who God is. This doesn’t just apply to people who are not Christians, but to many believers as well. It’s a scary thing to believe something temporal as being the eternal truth. If this is done, your foundation is faulty and setting you up for a sure fall. You’ll believe a lie and are in a deceived state. I am amazed at how many people I meet who base their lives on what’s not eternal. Some will tell me of God and their belief in His Son, but whom they declare just isn’t the One revealed in His Word. The deception runs deep. How can they believe what they have simply imagined within their own minds, shaped by a society that has already been declared contrary to God’s nature? Jesus said: He who…does not receive My words, has that which judges him-the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken on my own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak (John 12:48-49). There is a Judgment Day, which has been appointed from the foundation of the world (Acts 17:31). That day will not bring new revelations of truth; rather, it will measure all things by what has already been spoken. His Word, which we currently possess, will judge us in that last day. It is eternal. It is final. There are no exceptions, alterations, or revisions. Wouldn’t it benefit us to know and live by what He says, rather than assume what He said? The judgments made in that day are called eternal (Heb. 6:2).