God Judges All Mankind With Equity

February 19, 2013

Ps. 98:9 tells us that God “will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity.” Equity means, with fairness and impartiality. To be impartial means to treat everyone equally, without favoritism, without discrimination, and in complete justice. God’s Word tells us repeatedly that this is how the Lord judges all of mankind. And why does He? Because not only is God perfectly good and just Himself, but, as Ps. 97:2b says, “righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.” God cannot, therefore, exist or judge by any lesser standards.

Since “there is no favoritism with Him [God]” (Eph. 6:9), it is deeds (v. 8 ), as well as the heart and mind (1 Sam. 16:7 // Jer. 17:10 // 1 Cor. 4:5), which God will be judging. “Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism.” (Col. 3:25) According to what his conduct and deeds deserve, God will issue out judgements. (Jer. 17:10) “For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.” (Ec. 12:14)

Every man will face judgement after death (Heb. 9:27) and will “receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” (2 Cor. 5:10) Yes, each of us will be judged according to what we have done (Rev. 20:13), every detail having been recorded in the books. (v. 12 // Matt. 12:36,37) Everything will be uncovered and laid bare (Heb. 4:13) as God judges men’s secrets (Rom. 2:16) and holds them accountable. (3:19) The quality of each man’s work will be tested (1 Cor. 3:13) and those who have overcome and done good will live, while those who have been cowardly and done evil will be condemned. (John 5:29 // Rev. 21:6-8) Those who washed their robes (Rev. 22:14) and continued to keep them white through their righteous acts (3:1-6 & 19:8), have made themselves ready and will thus be received into Heaven. (19:7) Those who have not made themselves ready in clean wedding clothes will be thrown into Hell. (Rev. 19:7-9 w/ Matt. 22:10-13)

Are not all human justice systems, if they are striving to be just, based on deeds, actions, and motives? Then why would God, He who put into each man on earth a conscience by which they create their justice systems, do any differently? He doesn’t, for God too, judges according to what men’s conduct deserves.

How does this, and the above Scriptures, correlate with the doctrine that teaches that God, from eternity past, predestined a few people for salvation and the majority for Hell with no basis for His decision on the people’s deeds, but solely upon His own “mysterious” choice? Plain and simple: It doesn’t. It doesn’t correlate at all. God’s Word informs us clearly that the Lord judges mankind according to their deeds, and that He does this in perfect justice, fairness, equity, and impartiality.

What does this Truth reveal then about Calvinism? It reveals that Calvinism has another god and another gospel. It’s as simple as that.

with love,

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