Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, death, suffering and sin have lost its power over humanity. It has opened to humanity the reality of the life to come after this life on earth. This hope, which the redemptive act of Christ gives, brings men and women to the reality that life here on earth is the beginning of persons’ journey towards God. In this way, life’s journey starts from, begins with, and ends with God. However, as the images of eschatology fortifies hope for the things to come, it also poses a challenge for Christians to constantly take a re-look into their inner lives as well as in their actions because in the “Second Advent and in the final overthrow of Death” , “we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad” (2 Cor 5:10).
In light of this, the research will attempt to understand St. Paul’s the judgment seat of Christ. This is significant, as people perceive the judgment seat of Christ with dread. Since, it is commonly believe that it is in the judgment seat of Christ that people will account to God what have they done in this life, whether good or bad, and God’s justice will prevail. As such, having a clearer understanding is necessary for it is in this way that dread and anguish towards the judgment may be replaced by the clearer vision and discernment of humanity’s relation with God, of a person’s relation with the Other, and of one’s self. In this regard, the study will be having the following structure. The first section will deal with Jesus. This section is not exhaustive, but it will draw its discussion from various scholarly works on...
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...ets the vision with which Christians must await with expectant hope as the fullness of Kingdom of God is its end.
In this regard, the Son of Man in death and Resurrection offers not only the triumph of the Cross over sin and death, but it becomes a vindication of Jesus’ ministry and actions while on earth. Likewise, it shows the reality of the new world as Jesus “has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep” (I Cor 15:20).
Carlos Abesamis, A Third Look at Jesus, (Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 1999).
G. Montefiore, “First Impressions of Paul”, The Jewish Quarterly Review, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Apr., 1894).
Albert Nolan, Jesus Before Christianity,(Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 1999).
Joseph Ratzinger, Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration, (New York: Double, 2007
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