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The Bema - Judgement Seat

What is the Bema judgment seat?

Thanks for your question.
The "Bema" seat isa Judgement seat or throne. The word "bema" is from the Greek meaning a base or step and refers to the raised platform on which a judge or king sits.
The word appears 12 times in scripture. It is used of Pilate's judgement seat [Matthew 27:19; John 19:13]and Herod's throne [Acts 12:21]. In Acts 18:12 and 16, 17, it is used of the judgement seat of the Proconsul Gallio when Paul was brought before him by the Jewish authorities. In Acts 25:10 it refers to Caesar's judgement seat althoughPaul was appearing before the Roman Governor, Festus, at the time.
In Romans 14:10 and 2 Corinthians 5:10 the word "bema" refers to the judgement seat of Christ. Some teach that this judgement is only for giving rewards to the faithful. This is not true. 2 Corinthians 5:10 directly contradicts this idea.
Here is some information on the website about this topic:
Raised to Judgement

I hope you have found this helpful.

God bless!

Mike
www.thisisyourbible.com


 
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