For all who have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law, and all who have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law; for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified. For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves, in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them, on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.
In Hebrews 9:27 there is nothing at all that implicates ET or ED. It simply says that man is given one life, and at death the sum of it will be judged. Note: it does not say "then comes the condemnation". The word used for judgment is "krisis" which refers to an objective tribunal. This is further explained by Paul to the Romans where he clearly states that "on the day" (the day of the Lord comes like a thief- death is the thief, and no man knows the day or the hour) - in that day everyone will be tried by the record of their own conscience(the deeds written in the book- the book is the conscience, that is why we need our "heart sprinkled clean from an evil conscience")- THEIR CONSCIENCE EITHER ACCUSING THEM OR DEFENDING THEM.
Why is this? It is because only God knows the secrets of men's hearts. WHY DO YOU GO ON JUDGING BEFORE THE TIME! Only when those eyes that are as flames of fire burn through all the darkness to purge the soul hiding from the light will it be known- Who was that good and faithful servant?
Maybe NOT the Pharisee or the Levite or the Baptist preacher or the Pentecostal deacon! Maybe the unknowing Samaritan whose conscience will DEFEND him in the presence of God when the words ring out, "I was beaten and left for dead by the side of the road and you helped me", "I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was naked and you clothed me".
When the eye is dark the whole body is full of darkness. Because we always condemn, when we hear the word "judgment", we hear the concept of condemnation. This is the log in our corporate eye. So, we cannot see that judgment is about the discernment of God, the "whys" of God.We forget that judgment and mercy have met together, righteousness and peace have kissed each other, and that mercy triumphs over judgment. Because our deeds are evil we attribute to God our own image.
First get the log out of your own eye, and then you will be able to see the splinter in anothers eye, and you will say, "Forgive them Father".... and maybe then He will give you permission to remove the splinter, because it is causing them pain and hurting their vision.
If you find a brother in a fault, "those who are spiritual among you restore such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering your own selves....."
"Turn such a one over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh so that the spirit may be saved ON THE DAY OF THE LORD JESUS!" This fire is about restoration. This is the same day of Romans 2:12-16. Jesus is that DAY. "I am the light of the world". The DAY is the FIRE that CONSUMES THE DARKNESS.
Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. (1Co 3:13-15) Again, this fire is about restoration. The first to feel the fire will be those who condemn others.
These judges who want to place everyone in an eternal hell ought to search the scriptures because they are building wood, hay and stubble- misrepresenting the eternal power and divine nature of God.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness cannot understand it. Jesus is the radiance of the Father's glory, the exact representation of His nature. Behold, I am making all things new!
Their is judgment and there is chastisement but.....It is all always eventually about restoration. "For every knee shall bow and every tongue confess of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father!
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. (Act 3:19-21)
For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be abolished is death. For HE HAS PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET. But when He says, "All things are put in subjection," it is evident that He is excepted who put all things in subjection to Him. When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all.
Not all in some, all in ALL, even these enemies who have now been subjected.
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the completion of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. (Eph 1:9-10)
Summed up..... gathered into one(NASB). Why?... so that God may be all in all. How?... Through the blood of His cross
For it was the Father's good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven. (Col 1:19-20)
When? When time is completed.....When the last enemy, death is subjected.
Who? ALL, as it is written, because it cannot be less than all if the Word of God is true. This was His original plan and purpose, the mystery of the gospel.
For God has shut up all in disobedience so that He may show mercy to all. Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, OR WHO BECAME HIS COUNSELOR? Or WHO HAS FIRST GIVEN TO HIM THAT IT MIGHT BE PAID BACK TO HIM AGAIN? For from Him and through Him and to Him are ALL things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen. (Rom 11:32-36)
Yes, it is given to every man once to die and then come the judgment. That judgment is the light of day, the fire in the eyes of the one who "tries the reins and the hearts". For some that judgment will be, "Well done you good and faithful servant, enter the joy of your Lord". For some it will be 30 fold, for some 60 and for some 100. For some it will be 5 cities, for some 10 talents. For some it will be a few stripes. For some it will be many stripes. For some it will be "Go into the fire prepared for the devil and his messengers, to be penetrated by absolute light, light as a fire that will consume the darkness, till every knee bow and every tongue confess, "Jesus Christ is Lord". Until death is NO MORE! Neither first death or second death, because THE LAST ENEMY TO BE SUBJECTED IS DEATH.
BEHOLD, I AM MAKING ALL THINGS NEW!