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Re: When are we accountable to God ?
« Reply #48 on: November 23, 2017, 10:01:10 AM »
@Tes Johnson

Hello TJ,

I can see why you have raised this again, in the light of recent posts.  Yes, Praise God! We are seated with Christ, in heavenly places, at God's right hand, by God's reckoning; it is for us to reckon on this fact too, by faith, and live in the light of it, in thanksgiving and praise.

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Re: When are we accountable to God ?
« Reply #49 on: November 23, 2017, 01:40:44 PM »
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Re: When are we accountable to God ?
« Reply #50 on: November 25, 2017, 12:12:39 PM »
I know this thread is about accountability and when it is.

Then we discussed after death. I do like to think that there is hope for unbelievers beyond the grave.

There are considerations for and against on this.

Something I was thinking of just now was how merciful God is. How great He is in turning ashes to beauty. Turning terrible situations into glorious situations. Turning wicked people into wonderful people.
That if people truely repent and want Him to work through them, He can transform them.

It was John Newton who came to mind. How he was a brutally cruel man involved with the slave trade, who turned around to be a lovely man of God who worked to abolish slavery.

Paul admited he was ignorant in his intentions. In thinking he was working for God he was actually persecuting Him. He turned around to be a great spiritual Father, supporting what he formerly persecuted.

David wildly went astray but came to be a man after the heart of God, carrying the prophetic words of Jesus crucufixion  accurately 14  generations before hand. Psalm22

How kind is God to turn these people around and those situations around. To be seen as completely different people. Where sin abounds grace abounds much more, for those who turn to Him.

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Re: When are we accountable to God ?
« Reply #51 on: November 25, 2017, 01:52:58 PM »
I know this thread is about accountability and when it is.

Then we discussed after death. I do like to think that there is hope for unbelievers beyond the grave.

There are considerations for and against on this.

Something I was thinking of just now was how merciful God is. How great He is in turning ashes to beauty. Turning terrible situations into glorious situations. Turning wicked people into wonderful people.
That if people truely repent and want Him to work through them, He can transform them.

It was John Newton who came to mind. How he was a brutally cruel man involved with the slave trade, who turned around to be a lovely man of God who worked to abolish slavery.

Paul admited he was ignorant in his intentions. In thinking he was working for God he was actually persecuting Him. He turned around to be a great spiritual Father, supporting what he formerly persecuted.

David wildly went astray but came to be a man after the heart of God, carrying the prophetic words of Jesus crucufixion  accurately 14  generations before hand. Psalm22

How kind is God to turn these people around and those situations around 360 degrees. To be seen as completely different people. Where sin abounds grace abounds much more, for those who turn to Him.
Hello @Rose Anna,

Paul, David, and Isaac Newton, had faith didn't they?  Without faith no man can please God, as we know.

There will be a day when the Lord, as Judge, will try the secrets of men's hearts. (Romans 2:16),  and He will judge justly: won't He? There will be those who have never heard the gospel to whom He will give life: for, knowing the end from the beginning, and able as He is to know the secrets of men's hearts, He is able to know how they would have responded if they had. 

We can have the absolute assurance that all judgement will be carried out righteously and with justice, can't we?

Praise God!

In Christ Jesus
Cariad