The Accountability of Mankind

Posted on January 20, 2019 by


  The modern day church has painted a rosy picture of the Son of God. All the things they say about Him are true, but he has another side that no one wants to talk about. There will come a day when He judges mankind, separates good from evil, wheat from tares, and believers from unbelievers. For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man. John 5:26-27 (NKJV) Often, we focus our attention on the crucified Christ. The meek lonely, disheartened Savior that died for all of mankind.

There is another description of Christ you may not have heard before, because the Christ that is preached so often is only a small part of His attributes. Christ will deal with mankind and the sin of mankind in the final judgment of this era. For Christ has eyes of flaming fire; His feet are like burnished brass, and from His mouth comes a sharp, two-edged sword with which he will judge mankind. The great news is Christians can trust their loved ones with Jesus knowing He suffered like unto a man; knowing that He knows all things, and that no mistakes will be made on the day of reckoning. Jesus Christ is not a derived being, but is from the Father, God Himself, so no one can judge the Son.

  It is inconsistent with reality if men believe they are free to decide their own moral choices while at the same time not under any obligations from God. We will account for the choices we have made in our body. So we are free to choose, but we are obligated to account for the deeds we have done. We are accountable to ourselves and to God so we enter into the theory of relative morals being expressed by many today. People say something is good when it has social approval and it is evil if it brings social disapproval. This is a distortion of the truth, and leads many away from the path of righteousness. Just because everyone is doing something doesn’t make it right.

Mankind in its radically deficient judicial system cannot accurately judge. There are countless innocent men in prison serving another’s sentence and paying the price of blind justice. “Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.” John 5:28-30 (NKJV) Herein lies another point that is in our interest. Our judge must not have any personal interest. His motives and actions must be pure and without bias in order to faithfully judge our inequities.

  Jesus, being every bit of God and every bit of man, is enabled to be our Judge. He paid the ultimate price to be our Savior, our Advocate, and by the tremendous power of the love He gave for us He is qualified to sit on the throne of judgment. And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.” John 9:38 (NKJV) So the million dollar question is, Which is He going to be for you? Is He going to be your Savior, or your Judge? Through faith we can send our sins on before the time of judgment arrives. You can have your sins judged once and for all right now by turning to Christ. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and by believing on His name we receive eternal life. His precious blood will cover our sins, and place them where they will never be found again.

Quiet, listen, now can you hear His still, small voice calling “Come”? Calling you to the glorified life of a believer. Calling you to “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29 (NKJV) Pray with me. Dear heavenly Father, I come to you now a sinner. I come to you with my petition to please forgive me of my sins. Please deliver me from evil. I believe that Jesus Christ died in my place and paid the penalty for my sins. I am willing right now to turn from my sins and turn toward Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. I ask, Father, for the Holy Spirit to take control of my life and to help me be the kind of person You want me to be. In Jesus Christ’s name I pray. Amen.