THE PROCLAMATION CONCERNING THE FINAL JUDGE
- Divine Revelation Declares that God is the Judge of all
Deut. 1:17 "Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it."
Heb. 12:23 "To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect."
- Inherent Relation of Mankind with God Demands that God be Recognized as the Final Judge
Jer. 8:7 "Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD."
Isa. 30:18 "And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him."
Mal. 2:17 "Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?"
- Supernatural Perfection Centers Final Judgment in God
Isa. 33:22 The three functions of government include judgment, and all three must be in God if He can be said to be perfect.
1. On the basis of what God is, in legislative function, He gives expression in a perfect law.
2. On the basis of what God is, in judicial function, He interprets the meaning of His law.
3. On the basis of what God is, in executive function, He carries out the application of His law.
- Essential Substance of God Qualifies Him to be the Final Judge
Isa. 65:16 "That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes."
- God is truth, and He must therefore be true to Himself
2 Tim. 2:11-13 "It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself."