God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. (John 3:17)
Pastor Spencer – The single mission of Jesus’ first coming was to absorb the full penalty for the sins of the world. This He did by living perfectly according to His Father’s holy will, and dying completely forsaken by Him in the place of each and every human being. His mission was totally accomplished. Christ was not sent into the world as an angry Judge, but the Lamb of God, the Redeemer, the Savior. Through faith in Him, any person, no matter how much a “sinner” obtains eternal life in heaven. In His Second Coming, then, Jesus will be the Judge, and will condemn all who refuse His free gift of salvation. This Coming will truly be terrifying for all unbelievers. May God grant them repentance and faith – and keep us in the same!