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default focus on the here and now, creating for themselves the
most comfortable and worry-free life they can (Philippians
2: 21). With that outlook, they wouldn’t be willing to sacrifice
themselves for the cause of Christ (2: 25, 30). For them, living
wouldn’t be Christ and dying wouldn’t be gain (1: 21). Teaching the reality of accountability and opportunity for reward at
the Judgment Seat of Christ is vital to developing the context
of the Christian life.
At the Great White Throne Judgment, all those who never
trusted Christ as their Savior will stand before Him. Christ
will condemn them to eternal separation from God in the
Lake of Fire, where the torment and agonizing pain as punishment for sin will never diminish. Conversely, the saved of all
the ages will enjoy God’s presence on the new earth forever.
The church’s mission is to share the gospel with the lost and
28: 19, 20). But that mission doesn’t make sense without
the realities of both the Great White Throne Judgment and
eternity in God’s presence. In fact, a de-emphasis on end-time
events in general dulls believers to the realities of eternity and
encourages them to focus on self-gratification in this life. The
apostle Paul called on believers to wake up and realize their
responsibility to shine the light of the gospel so the lost might
see their need of salvation (1 Corinthians 15: 34; Ephesians
5:1– 14). That call rings true today too.
Is using church curriculum that is light on eschatology a
serious matter? Absolutely! Regular Baptist Press provides
churches with curriculum that covers the whole counsel of
God, employs a consistent hermeneutic, builds confidence
in God’s Word, and provides a well-rounded context for the
Christian life. Churches can use it with confidence, knowing
their students will be challenged to live in light of end-time
events as laid out in the Scriptures.
Alex Bauman (MDiv, Faith Baptist Theological Seminary) is director of
Regular Baptist Press. He previously served as assistant pastor at Urbandale (Iowa) Baptist Church.