We will all give an account
Deep within the heart of human beings is the understanding and belief that all persons will individually give an account for the life he or she lived. The Bible is clear on the matter and announces this truth with crystal clarity. We might go so far as to say this intuitive belief is removed or suppressed from human conscience only when influenced by exterior persuasion. Regardless of what we believe about the matter, including whether we view the subject positively or negatively, the Bible unabashedly states that everyone is accountable for their actions and that a day of ultimate reckoning is the responsibility of every person.
Consider the following verses (italics added throughout).
“For it is written, ‘As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.’ So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:11-12 KJV).
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil” (2 Corinthians 5:10 KJV)
“…it is appointed for all persons to die once, and after that comes judgment” (Hebrews 9:27 ESV).
“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment” (Matthew 12:36 KJV).
From these four verses alone we can draw several delineated points about each of us.
One: At some point in the future, every person has an appointment and will stand before God.
Two: At that appointment, God will review every individual's life.
Three: During that appointment, God will require every person to answer for the life that individual chose to live, regardless of the period of human history he or she lived, and regardless of social position and status.To next section Homepage