I don't manage to make quotes. :o(
But let me make a comment on your post WW.
The only way that doesn't contradict "after death comes judgement" is if people symbolicly die during this life.
Dying to your old self and go on with your new (reborn) self.
(what baptism symbolizes)
What Paul tells us is that if we are in Christ we are dead. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.
If I am cleansed by the blood of the Lam, can I be more purified?
Let's try to look at some scriptures in a new light.
What if all this fire, salting and judgments spoken of, really are about our life's here and now?
There are plenty of scriptures talking about the fire and trials we have to endure during our life as disciples of Jesus. And if we are the real children of God, he disciplines us.
1Co 3:13. 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.
What is this verse really talking about?
Is this a judgment all of us have to pass through?
If we read this verse in its context we understand that Paul is talking about his own ministry, but also that of Apollos.
1Co 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another build thereon. But let every man take heed how he builds thereupon.
1Co 3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
Who are the men Paul is talking about "building upon this foundation"?
From the context I cannot understand that Paul is talking to all believers. Paul call himself a masterbuilder, and he challenge the preachers/pastors/teachers coming after him, to continue building the same way he has been doing.
But in the end the work of the other builders has to pass through a test of fire to see the quality of their work.
So in the end my question is. Can 1.Cor.3:13 be applied to all believers, or not?
And then we have: 2Co 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Again I have to ask if there are some clear indications of this being a post mortem judgment.
What does Paul think about when he says; receive the things done in his body?
Is it possible to make a connection between this statement, and the warning Jesus gave his disciples in the Sermon on the Mount?
Fornication has very to do with our bodies.
1Co 6:18 Flee fornication! Every sin that a man does is without the body; but he that committed fornication sinned against his own body.
And why this is such a serious matter, we can read in
1Co 6:15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of a harlot? God forbid.
Following this line of thoughts, we also find that Mar.9:49 fit in
Mar 9:49 For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
Only Mark gives us this statement from Jesus. But here we see that Jesus make this statement in connection with his warning to the disciples about the fire of Gehenna.
As partakers of the new covenant, we no longer bring old covenant sacrifice. The one sacrifice I now bring is my bodies.
Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Well, again I have to say that this is some thoughts of mine, and not a divine revelation