Monday, January 9, 2006

In thinking about judges (particularly Mr. Sam Alito)

Our country has a rather remarkable process of seeking for the next Supreme Court Justice. In this case it will be a decision concerning a replacement of one Mrs. O'Connor. Mr. Alito has been chosen by the President and now we are in the midst of his 'hearings' by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The Bible presents us with Jesus Christ as being The Judge. 2 Tim. 4:1 speaks of 'Him who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and His kingdom.' To me the most striking of verses is found in Rev. 20:11-15. We commonly know this fateful event as the "Great White Throne Judgement." A terrible day for all who do not know (or trust) The Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. If you think about it, the events in Revelation are so overwhelming that God had to tell John in 21:5 to 'write' these things and that these things are 'faithful' and 'true.' This is the day that Paul was speaking of in Romans 2:16 "In that day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my Gospel."

I also believe that day will be the day when every knee shall bow to the Lordship of Jesus Christ (Phil. 2:10-11). Hopefully friend, by repentance and faith, you are trusting the Lord Jesus as your Savior now or maybe you know a time when you have been 'born again.' Because if you wait till then it is too late, in fact a judgment is place upon every unrepentant sinner - John 6:18b "...but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

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