Here’s the thesis: No one in the Bible, when described in a judgment scene, is asked if they accepted, trust, or embraced the soterian gospel. In other words, “Did you accept Jesus into your heart consciously?” or “Did you walk the aisle to receive Christ?” or “Did you accept that Christ was your righteousness?” No one.
In fact, in every judgment scene in the Bible humans are judged not by a singular act of faith but by works. Every judgment scene indicates that, to use words I first heard from Howard Marshall years ago in a Tyndale House lecture, we may be saved by faith but we are judged by works.
‘n Verdere lees van die inskrywing laat mens besef dat dit veral gereformeerdes is wat moeilik byt aan hierdie stof. Ek preek Sondag oor 1 Korintiërs 9:23-27 waar Paulus in vers 27 afsluit met dié woorde: Lees voort “VERLOS DEUR GELOOF – BEOORDEEL VOLGENS WERKE”