At the Judgement Seat of Christ we shall give account for the works which we practiced by our body, not for our theology and doctrines.
Have you believed that Jesus was raised from the dead? Good!
Have you known that Jesus is alive? Better!
Have you surrendered your life to Jesus to be your King? Prerequisite, if you also desire to live with Him in eternity!
And now comes the tough question… have you softened your heart after you believed, known, and surrendered, so that you may allow Him to change it and shape it according to His own character?
Or, do you still emit the odor of the flesh, you look like the world, you desire sin, and are still a slave of covetousness, arrogance and self-centeredness?
Where your eye is, there your heart is. Where your heart is, there is your destiny, irrespective of what your theology claims.
What we sow, we shall also reap. Whosoever sows in the flesh, out of the flesh shall reap corruption, irrespective of the teachings of your belief system.
It is neither the teachings nor the theologies that will bring you to Heaven, but the fruit of the Spirit within you, and your works which bear witness to whom you serve; the flesh, or the Lord.
Ap. Paul did not just say “believe and it is sufficient” but in Galatians cht. 5 he said: “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another. Those who practice the works of the flesh will not inherit the kingdom of God. those [who are] Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”
It is not our theology that commends us before God, but as Ap. Paul explains:
2 Corinthians 5:9 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things [done] in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. 11 Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences.
Let the truth of the Word be grafted in the heart today. No matter what is our theology, no matter how wise it sounds to the ear of the unlearned, the fact is that intellectual faith in doctrines is not sufficient to be pleasing to God.
We cannot please God by our intellect, but through our works of faith. The Bible calls us to make every effort, to make it our aim, as Ap. Paul said, to be pleasing to Him based on the works we have done through the body.
There is no reference in the Bible that affirms faith as an intellectual, theological doctrine. Rather, the Bible teaches us that faith is shown by the works which reveal, and bear witness to, who dwells in our heart, and, whose servants we are to do his will. Either we shall serve sin that dwells in our flesh, or the Lord, who dwells in the heart. It is impossible to serve two Masters, which is why Ap. Paul also said:
Romans 6:6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with [Him,] that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. 7 For he who has died has been freed from sin. ….
16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin [leading] to death, or of obedience [leading] to righteousness? …
19 I speak in human [terms] because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members [as] slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness [leading] to [more] lawlessness, so now present your members [as] slaves [of] righteousness for holiness. 20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things [is] death. 22 But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. 23 For the wages of sin [is] death, but the gift of God [is] eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.