Saved and without works = a refugee in heaven

judgement seat of ChristRomans 8:15-17 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry,“Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Chuck Missler: „..if indeed we share in his sufferings” – There is a hint hereI like to alarm people here by saying, „Most Christians, when they get to heaven, will be disappointed.” That gets everybody a little bit uptight, because we’ve all been taught, „Gee, if you’re saved, you’ll reign with Christ.” It doesn’t say that. If you’re saved, you have the opportunity to inherit and be a joint heir .. there’s a rewards issue and that’s a subject of another study.

Paul does a strange thing in 1 Corinthians 9:27-
No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave
so that after I have preached to others,
I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

What does Paul mean by that? What’s he afraid of? You read his letters, he’s paranoid, he’s frightened. What’s he frightened of? Losing his salvation? Heavens, no! He wrote the book on eternal security, it’s called Romans 8. What was Paul afraid of? Not losing his salvation. He’s talking about the judgment seat.

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. „we must all”, he’s talking about the saved people here, he’s  not talking about the unbelievers, he’s talking about believers here. THERE IS A JUDGMENT SEAT COMING, the first thing after the rapture, I believe. How’s that going to be handled? That’s explained in Paul’s first letter in 1 Corinthians chapter 3- the judgment seat of Christ, sometimes called the BEMA Judgment seat.

1 Corinthians 3:11-15 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.

Gold, silver and precious stones are inflammable, and they will endure. Wood, hay, straw is flammable and will be consumed. Notice that the work is being judged here, not the man. It will be revealed by fire, this is not talking about the fire of hell, it’s a medium here to evaluate the works. Then it goes on to explain that if what has been built survives, he shall receive a reward. I suspect they will be all over the map, little ones, big ones, there’s gonna be all kinds, there’s 5 crowns. If when burned the builder will suffer loss, it will be just like a refugee, it’s like you’ve been in one of these hurricanes, your house is gone, but you’re alive, but that’s all. You’re saved. Don’t confuse this judgment with having anything to do with your salvation. It has to do with your rewards.

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