• Subscribe
  • Apple Podcasts
  • Spotify
  • Google Podcasts
May 20, 2019

Ep.1074: Does God Judge Everyone the Same Way?

The complexity, equity and utility of God’s eternal judgments

If you do not have a password, please subscribe to our FREE Premium Content for the Full Edition version of CQ Rewind. The welcome message will contain your password, and a reminder will be sent each week when the CQ Rewind is available online for you to read, print, or download.


How does God judge the Christian?

How are those judged who tried to corrupt the gospel message?

How does God judge non-Christians?

How does God judge the nations?

Theme Scripture: 1 Chronicles 16:32-33

The King James Bible says righteousness and judgment (although this word judgment should more accurately be translated as "righteousness") are the foundation of God’s throne.  This picture language shows us that God does indeed judge everyone, and everything and His judgments are based on that which is right and equitable.  So, how does it work? Does God have a “rubber stamp” approach as He looks at people, governments, institutions and angels that proclaims “Guilty!” or “Innocent!”? Not at all!  On the contrary, God’s approach to and methods for judgment are varied and even complex.  How do we sort all this out?  Who gets judged when, how does it happen and what are they scrutinized for? How do we decipher God’s patterns of judgment so we can appreciate His unbiased conclusions?

Continue Reading

To begin, let’s focus in on how God judged the nation of Israel at the time of Jesus.  Here they were going along as God’s chosen people existing under Roman rule when this guy shows up preaching and baptizing.  His message was, "Prepare, because someone is coming who will change your life."  John was, of course, paving the way for Jesus’ own ministry, but he also was laying the groundwork for God’s judgment as well.  He plainly told the spiritual leadership in Israel that God would cast them off if they did not respond to Jesus.  Did they listen?  No.  Did God cast them off right then?  No, but this did serve as a significant warning and was also a sign of mercy.

Jesus shows up and begins to preach, heal and draw crowds.  Right from the start, the Pharisees follow, question, debate and judge.  Jesus not only has answers for them, his reasoning on and knowledge of the Law is superior to theirs.  Did they listen?  No.  Did God judge them and cast them off right then?  No, but their personal experience with Jesus, his teachings and miracles for a three-and-a-half year period did build a significant case against them.  At the end of Jesus’ time, they and their nation would, in accordance with God’s judgment, be proclaimed desolated.

What does this tell us about God’s judgment?  While it was appropriately hard it was also appropriately merciful.  Not only were they given ample time before they were judged, God also did NOT cast them off forever, for they were His chosen people and He had made a promise to Abraham that all would be blessed by those people.

God’s treatment of the nation of Israel clues us in to his treatment of all other classes of humanity.  We find that whenever He judges He always has an equitable and merciful basis for it.  Check out our May 20, 2019 podcast, “Does God Judge Everyone the Same Way?” for details.  We address some of the many hard questions that arise about how God judges; what happens to babies who die and what where do people go who have never ever heard the name of Jesus.  The answers make so much sense when we understand God’s judgments as He meant them to be!


Watch Our Episode Preview

2 replies
  1. Betsy Tan
    Betsy Tan says:

    This is the first time I’m listening to your pod; Does God judge everyone the same way? I’m impressed! I’m 75 and trying to start a podcast ministry (IN HIM Ministries). Years ago I had a video ministry. May I ask what church you are affiliated with? Is it important to state this in a podcast? How much does it cost to subscribe?

    • Christian Questions
      Christian Questions says:

      Hi, Betsy! We are happy to have you as a new listener. We sent you a direct email to respond to your questions. You can learn more about us by clicking on the gray navigation bar on our homepage “BIBLE QUESTIONS” dropdown “ANSWERED,” question “What is the denomination of Christian Questions?” – Christian Questions


Leave your comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Episodes

God's wrath

Is God’s Wrath Stronger Than His Love? (Part II)

God’s anger and wrath explained with a New Testament perspective
God's wrath

Is God’s Wrath Stronger Than His Love? (Part I)

Examining God’s harsh Old Testament judgment in light of His plan

Is Anyone Listening to the Wisdom of the Bible?

Uncovering how true wisdom works and why it is so rare
can Christians be cursed

Can Christians Be Cursed and Curse Others? Curses Series (Part III)

Determining what curses are real through a New Testament lens
judge your brother

Is It Ever Right to Judge Your Brother?

Determining the what, when, how and why of appropriate judgment
afterlife, heaven, hell

Did God Make Heaven and Hell Humanity’s Destiny (Part II)

Unpacking the true meaning of hell and Judgment Day in Scripture
heaven or hell

Did God Make Heaven and Hell Humanity’s Destiny? (Part I)

Uncovering who goes to heaven and what happens to planet Earth
faith reason or reason faith

Is Faith Built On Reason or Is Reason Built On Faith?

Explaining how biblical faith and reason must work together
God's name in vain

What Does It Mean to Take God’s Name In Vain?

Finding the deeper, more damaging meaning of misusing God’s name

What Does the Sabbath Look Like for Christians?

Discovering what the Sabbath really means for Christians
steps to heaven part 1

What Three Steps Will Get Us to Heaven? (Part I)

Defining and describing justification and sanctification
does prayer change God's mind?

Do Our Prayers Change God’s Mind?

Unlocking the power of prayer and its influence on the will of God