Lesson 15 Page 1

Prayer: "Dear Lord - As I study this lesson on judgments, help me to examine my heart and to judge myself that when I stand before you, I will not need to be ashamed. This I pray in Jesus name. Amen."

Review all scripture verses from Lessons 1-14. 

Write from memory the verse for Lessons 13. 

Review "Points to Remember" for Lessons 11, 12 and 13. 

Do the test for Lesson 13. 

Read the Memory verse 5 times. 

MEMORY VERSE 

(Heb. 9:27):

"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment."

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The Bible clearly teaches that everyone shall give an account to God for the things they have done here on earth.

This is not unreasonable. A child must give account of himself to his parents, the student to the teacher, etc., so why not the creature to the Creator. The principles of Judgment is recognized among men. When someone breaks the law of the land, he is judged and if found guilty is punished by imprisonment. 

There are five (5) great Judgments mentioned with detail in the Bible.

1. The first great Judgment was of man - Back in Genesis when Adam and Eve broke God's Commandment ­ "Though shalt not..." God judged them, found them guilty and pronounced the Judgment of death (not only physical but spiritual) upon them. That sentence was passed upon the whole human race. Rom. 5:12 - "Wherefore as by one man sin entered the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for all have sinned.

2. The second great Judgment was when Christ took our sins upon Himself. II Cor. 5:21 - "For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him."

The guilt of the whole world was laid on Him (Christ). 

That is the reason Christ has to take upon Himself human flesh. For remember, Christ is God, and God cannot die!! Therefore, to die for our sins He had to take upon Himself humanity. Phil 2:6-8 - "Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal of God. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men; And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."
 

Before he was born the angel of the Lord said to Joseph, "Thou shalt call His name, Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins." Matt. 1:21 - At his birth He was wrapped in swaddling clothes (burial clothes). He was born to die.

What is death? Spiritual death is separation of the soul from God. This is called the second death, and is experienced by all those who refuse to take Christ's substitutionary death for themselves. 

The first death is physical death - that is separation of the body from the soul. 

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