II Corinthians 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.
If we must all stand before the judgment seat of Christ, it would be reasonable to expect that God would have some standard by which we must be judged. But what is that standard?
In John 18, Pilate asked Jesus the timeless question, "What is truth?" I believe he asked this question because he was seeking something solid, beyond the mere "sinking sand" of the pagan Roman faith in which there was no certainty that what he believed was absolutely correct. He was looking for truth.
Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all. John 18:38
If we are to be judged by the truth of God's Word, whose interpretation of God's Word should we use? Even on this forum questions are often targeted at particular denominations instead of towards the whole of Christendom. I was recently encouraged by someone in their answer to a separate question "...to consult the approved biblical commentary of your preferred religious organization". And I understand the rationale behind targeting some questions in that way.
On the other hand, I am concerned, as I believe any Christian should be, about this final judgment, and especially about how we will be judged. If we will be judged by God's Word that has been recorded in the Bible, then whose interpretation will be used? In 1900 there were an estimated 1600 denominations; by the year 2000 the list had risen to 43,000, and many have beliefs that some regard as barely Christian. The differences between Roman Catholics and Protestants (generalized) alone are many cases extreme.
To narrow the question as much as possible: if we will be judged by God's Word, how do we know whose interpretation to follow? Does the interpretation just not matter? If we will be judged by some other standard, please elaborate and describe. If we will not be judged at all, explain.