Summary: Judgment starts at the place of God as Christians are chastised By God when they sin.
Judgment starts at the place of God as Christians are chastised By God when they sin. Scriptures are evident that even the People of God will be judged in this life, despite the fact that Christ has borne the full punishment for every one of our transgressions. For 1 Peter 4:17 tells us, “it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God”. Many so-called Christians don’t understand that God’s judgment does not start with the People of the world, but with the people of God First.
In Luke 17:26–30 Jesus foretold that the period before His return would be like the days of Noah and Lot. They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Here if we notice carefully people have become so wicked and materialistic and have no fear of God.
2 Timothy 3:1–4 gives us a clear picture of the state of the world before Jesus comes. “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.”
There are huge numbers of religious people will be shocked and unprepared on Judgment Day. Even though they have spent a lifetime serving their religion, churches, etc. they’ll be thrown into the Lake of flame perpetually (Matthew 7:21–23).
Indeed, even the majority of the religious people have turned out to be wickedly pleased, rebellious, unholy, unthankful and lovers of Money and greediness. Philippians 2:21 says “For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.
Many religious people claiming as Prophets and Gods apostles are preaching Hidden Heresies, preaching another gospel, vain man-made doctrines, rules and regulations and some of them are pedophiles. These people are carnal, not spiritual, and grow out of human pride and from misinterpreting Bible, twisting scriptures according to them.
Many of these religious people hold high official positions of trust and authority, in their evil power they prey on, molest children’s, women and abuse them sexually. Today such unchaste and unholy False Pastors and Priests who are perverts have infiltrated, corrupted and saturated with sins in most of the churches in the world, lacking appropriate personal behavior. Hence there are many scandals all-round the globe, Scandals involving the sexual abuse of under-age boys and girls have tremendously increased. Their Positions, Titles, Authority and Power in the society has become too easily and too often used to prey on vulnerable young people.
This is why the Bible tells us in Ephesians 6:12 that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual wickedness in high places and against the rulers of the darkness of this world. The Devil is behind the evil forces and evil authority and Power. Many of these religious people are themselves desensitized to their own sins and pretend to be Godly outside. Under the influence of religious sins, we become dangerously pleased with our own spiritual performance and become judgmental of others in our perceived superiority. This ultimately results in conflict with God, for “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6). These Religious People when they become habitual sinners can provide with an outward appearance of loving God, even as they cripple their capacity to truly be changed by transforming grace.
We all know even Apostle Paul struggled with the flesh daily (Romans 7:14–25). There is no such thing as a Christian who doesn’t struggle with sin. Those who think they are above sin are self-righteous hypocrites. They are the ones who pervert the Gospel and demand for lost sinners to clean up their life. Though the Bible warns against those who preach or do God’s work deceitfully or for personal gain, this has not stopped many pseudo-apostles, lying preachers and crooked prophets from posing as Christ’s agents.
There are Money minded Christians, rich Preachers, church robbers, and church con-men posing as pastors, priests, bishops, some TV evangelists are very rich living in luxury ways, they have their luxury houses, luxury cars, furniture’s, properties, Precious ornaments such as Gold, Diamonds, etc. They are greedy for more money. The sad truth is that most of the professed Christians who have ministries today wouldn’t lift a finger for God if they weren’t getting paid to do it or selling something to make money.
Here are what scriptures say: How terrible it will be for you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites……….you are so full of greed and self-indulgence”!! Matt 23:25
“Beware of these teachers of religious law! For they love to parade in flowing robes and to have everyone bow to them as they walk in the market places. And how they love the seats of honor in the synagogues and at banquets. But they shamelessly cheat widows out of their property, and then to cover up the kind of people they really are, they make long prayers in public. Because of this, their punishment will be the greater.” Mark 12:38–40.