Dr. Walter Olsen
Will all people have to give an account to God for their deeds, actions, and decisions during their life time? The Bible says they will. The writer of Hebrews said, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do” (Heb. 4:13). Of course, people may choose not to believe or ignore this truth, but the consequences are the same.
Unbelief does not change or thwart the plans of God. The good news for those who believe is that there is no fear of facing an eternal holy God because his sins have all been forgiven by the sacrifice made by the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. The unbeliever faces the judgment of God from which there is no escape except that he repents of his sin and accepts for himself the sacrifice of love in the Person of the Lord Jesus. We must remember, “...it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Heb. 9:27). Thankfully, “...The Lord is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (II Pet. 3:9). Yes, God is a just God, but He is also a loving God!