I have done my best in the race, I have run the full distance, and I have kept the faith. And now there is waiting for me the victory prize of being put right with God, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that Day—and not only to me, but to all those who wait with love for Him to appear. (2 Timothy 4:7-8)
Christians believe that the deceased's soul is not winged to Heaven at the moment of death. Instead, it is first judged.
A problem Christians encounter when discussing this judgment is reconciling an omnibenevolent and omniscient God with his function as Divine Judge. Would a loving God judge us? Could a judging God love us?
The answer to both intertwined questions is...READ MORE