God rescues people from the power of darkness, and give them to Christ
so Christ could answer for their sins. As a result, they will be forgiven by
God and saved from His wrath on the Day of Judgment.
36G.1 Where has God placed those who are to be redeemed by
Christ, and to be saved accordingly, on His second coming on Judgment Day?
In Colossians 1:13-14, we are told:
He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (NRSV)
After rescuing them from the power of
darkness, God transferred them to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom
they have redemption and forgiveness of sins.
36G.2 Where on earth is the kingdom of the beloved Son?
In Luke 12:32, it is pointed out:
"Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
The kingdom of the beloved Son is the flock, according to Christ.
36G.3 What is the flock?
In Acts 20:28, we are told:
"Take heed therefore to
yourselves and to all the flock over which the Holy Spirit has
appointed you overseers, to feed the Church of Christ which he has
purchased with his Blood." (Lamsa
The flock is the true Church of Church, which is also the Kingdom of the Son.
36G.4 Why do the members of the Church
enjoy the exclusive privilege of having the forgiveness of their sins?
In the following verses the answer is given:
Indeed, under the law
almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood
there is no forgiveness of sins. (Hebrews 9:22, RSV)
Jesus Christ, the faithful
witness, the firstborn from the
dead, and the ruler over the kings
of the earth. To Him who loved us
and washed us from our sins in
His own blood. (Revelations 1:5
Husbands should love their
wives, just as Christ loved the Church and sacrificed himself for her.
(Ephesians 5:25, New Jerusalem)
"Take heed therefore to
yourselves and to all the flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you
overseers, to feed the Church of Christ which he has purchased with his
Blood." (Acts 20:28, Lamsa
For the husband is the head
of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is
himself its Savior. (Ephesians 5:23, RSV)
It is accordance with God's law, Christ shed
His blood for the forgiveness of sins for the members of His church,
- Christ loved the Church and
sacrificed Himself for her.
- Christ purchased the church with His
- Christ is the head of the church,
his body, and is Himself its Savior.
36G.5 Having their sins forgiven
by God, what right was given to the members of Christ's Church?
Hebrews 9:14, the Scripture points out:
how much more shall the
blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without
blemish to God, purify your conscience from dead works to serve the living
They were given the right to serve the
we be certain that the place of salvation is in Christ's Christ?
In Acts 2:47, it is clearly pointed out:
praising God and having favor with all the people.
And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
(Acts 2:47, NKJV)
There is no other means by which man could be saved, so it is in
Church where God places those who shall be saved, as testified by the
Judgment Day is also called the day of
punishment or the day of the
Lord's wrath when all ungodly men will perish with the total destruction of
the whole world. But, this is also the Day of Redemption or
Salvation of all God's
people, people who are in Christ Jesus. This is the day when all the dead in Christ will be resurrected
first. They are the members of Christ's Church who died before His second
coming. On the other hand, the members of Christ's Church who are still
alive on that day will no longer experience death and they shall be caught up together with those
who are resurrected in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus
they shall always be with the Lord forever.
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We hope that the
lesson "Judgment Day @ The Second Coming Of
Our Lord Jesus Christ" was made clear and
meaningful to you
by the verses of the Holy Bible.