The one essential aspect of God’s Kingdom is the final division between humans: those who were willing to serve God, and those who were not. That will take place on the Great Day of the Lord, the final Judgment. Revelation 20:11-15
God has assigned Jesus to be the Judge.
‘…the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, that all may honour the Son just as they honour the Father.’ John 5:22
The Great Problem
If Jesus was an ordinary man who was ‘elevated’ during His life to become the Son of God, there can be no Judgment Day. The reasons are:
- The Final Judgement is based on what a person did while on earth (‘each person was judged according to what he had done,’ Revelation 20:13b).
- God is clear that no one can ever be considered sinless, ‘There is no one righteous, not even one.’ Romans 3:10 If Jesus was an ordinary human being, it means sin was part of his life.
- For Jesus to be the Judge, God must have declared Him sinless. But, that is manifestly unfair! To be fair God then has to declare all humans sinless, not only one specific one.
- The holy God can never do that. Judgment is serious since on it hinges man’s eternal destiny. God is a just God. He will never commit such a serious ‘sin.’
God’s rule applies to all people: all sinned and need forgiveness. Jesus was not a man that became the Son of God, He is the eternal Son of God who became a sinless human Sacrifice on our behalf. He is qualified to be the Saviour and Judge.