There are seven judgments in the Bible. The four main ones are as follows:

1. The judgment of sin at Calvary where man’s sins were put on Christ, and he was judged as a sinner by God the Father and punished in our place.

2. The daily self-judgment and confession of sins for the believer after he gets saved

3. The Judgment Seat of Christ where the Christian will be judged for rewards after he dies and goes to be with the Lord

4. The Great White Throne judgment of the dead. These died unsaved and went to hell. They will then be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire

There are another three:

5. God will judge the Jews during the seven years of Tribulation seven year of Daniel’s 70th week (Daniel 9:27)

6. When Christ comes back in Matthew 25 and judges the nations (Matthew 25:31-34)

7. Christians shall judge angels “Know ye not that we shall judge angels?” (1 Corinthians 6:3)


When Jesus died on the cross for us, God put our sins on him. Jesus became sin for us and God punished Jesus for being the sinner instead of me.

“For he (God the Father) hath made him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

When people complain “What’s God ever done for me?” … you can answer them with “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).

If people will not believe on the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31) and get saved, they will be cast into the flames of hell to burn and be tormented. This is called the first death. The second death is to be cast into the Lake of Fire at the Great White Throne Judgment.

Two thousand years ago, Christ paid for all sins for all time. Their ticket to heaven has been ‘Paid In Full’. How can people get saved?

“Dear God, I’m a sinner and I believe that Christ’s blood paid the penalty for all my sins … past, present and future. Thank you Lord. Please save me. Amen”


After you get saved, there will be a sin or sins that keep coming back again and again.

At those moments you might say to yourself “I keep sinning … am I really saved?”

If you are saved, this is just your flesh acting up.

Now the blood of Christ has given us redemption from sins (Colossian 1:14) and we have eternal security and can never to be lost.

When you get saved, you feel like there are two people inside of you. There’s the one that loves the Lord and the one that wants to sin. It’s like being a schizophrenic.

Your soul has been spiritually cut away (circumcised) from your flesh. Your soul has been saved but it still lives in a flesh body. The Bible says …

“In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:” (Colossians 2:11)

God has taken his spiritual knife and cut away your flesh body of sins from your soul.

Now when we sin after we have been saved, God will continue to wipe away our sins as we confess them … and even those we are not aware of. 2


“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9). It’s called keeping short accounts with God.

On the other hand, if we will not judge ourselves, we can get weak and sickly and die as the scripture says “For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep (die). For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.” (1 Corinthians 11:30-31).

In plain language, you just can’t keep sinning and get away with it.


At the Judgment Seat of Christ you will be judged as a servant for rewards … for what you did for Jesus after you were saved … for things like witnessing, praying, reading your Bible, handing out tracts, preaching the gospel in prisons and such like.

“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.” (2 Corinthians 5:10)

This has nothing whatsoever to do with the Great White Throne Judgment where unsaved people in hell will be judged to be cast into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 19:20). No-one in hell will escape.


This is called the second death (Revelation 20:14) where death, and all those in hell are cast into the Lake of Fire, to burn in brimstone forever and ever.

“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” (Revelation 20:14)

“And the beast (the antichrist) was taken, and with him the false prophet (the Roman Catholic Pope in Rome) that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.” (Revelation 19:20)

People can not repent here and get saved. There are no second opportunities.

Harley Hitchcock
February 2024

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