|1 Peter 4:17 |
17 For the time has come that judgment must begin with the household of God.5 And if it first begins with us, what will the end of those be who do not obey the gospel of God?
5 the time has come that judgment must begin with the household of God. Your suffering is part of judgment. Everyone must go through the fire — on earth the unquenchable fire of the Holy Spirit's purifying baptism of death, which is part of the final judgment. Those who submitted to the cross in the household of God undergo the final judgment while they are still alive on earth; the rest of men are judged after their physical death.
Messages from the Word of the Lord within which apply to the judgment are:
In gross error, Christianity teaches their listeners that they will bypass judgment because they believe in Jesus. The final judgment is further detailed in the footnote below.