In my discussions I've talked to Christians who had different concepts about the specifics of salvation which seem to make a significant difference, at least if one's only unrepented sin is not believing. Most Christians have said to me that we're all judged at the exact moment of death, but some have told me that after death we're confronted by God/Jesus and then judged. I don't know if this is a denominational difference or not. It seems significant that in the second instance belief would no longer be a problem when faced directly. It's because of this that I've been told non-Christians are not necessarily in any more hot water than Christians .

My question is, what is the scriptural basis for the belief that we're judged at the exact moment of death?

  • Welcome to the site! This question is not really appropriate for this particular site, as it would spark quite a bit of debate. What would be better is, "What is the basis for the belief that we are judged immediately after death?" and then one for the idea that we are first confronted by God/Jesus. The key is to have a question where there is one true objective answer that is not subject to debate. – Narnian Jan 20 '14 at 18:56
  • Thanks! I was hoping to frame the question as pliable with an objective answer by making it about what the bible has to say. – W Maxwell Cassity-Guilliom Jan 20 '14 at 19:02
  • There are numerous interpretations of scriptures to determine the order of salvation. I don't feel like straight interpretation is sufficient here. – wax eagle Jan 20 '14 at 19:16
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    I don't get why this question should be closed. He's asking for what the Bible says about a certain subject. Isn't that pretty much what this site is about? – Jay Jan 22 '14 at 5:25
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    If the question was just whether one believed in the existence of God, then presumably if one met God and then was judged, everyone would be saved. But logically this can't be what the Bible means or there wouldn't be all the warnings about unbelief and the dangers of Hell. In any case the Bible specifically answers that point. James 2:19 (NIV) "You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder." – Jay Jan 22 '14 at 5:32

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