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Overview According to the scriptures, how a believer lives right now impacts the results of that "payday"...the appearance before the judgment seat of Christ. This subject of rewarding, which was frequently discussed by Christ and his apostles, is critical for developing a biblical worldview and for producing endurance in the Christian life. The believer?s appearance before Christ does not affect his personal salvation, but it does greatly affect his life in the coming kingdom of Christ. This study looks at the many scriptures that promise significant rewards to the faithful, diligent child of God. It also discusses the scriptures that warn of the possible loss of rewards while making it clear that the believer remains secure in his salvation. It focuses on the issues that will compose Christ?s evaluation of his followers that are designed to both encourage us and challenge us to godly living today. The study also wrestles with the relationship of God?s grace with the reality of sin and sin?s effects and how these matters will be factored in at the Judgment Seat. This will be done by looking at specific scripture passages and by viewing the lives of several well-known Bible characters.
Publishers Description ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES, how a believer lives right now impacts the result of that "payday"-the appearance before the Judgment Seat of Christ. Understanding the subject of rewards, which was frequently discussed by Christ and his apostles, is cricital for developing a biblical workflow and for preaching endurance in the Christian life. The study examines many scriptures that promise significant rewards to the faithful, diligent child of God. It also discusses the scriptures that warn of the possible loss of rewards-whild making it clear that the believer remains secure in his salvation. The book wrestles with the relationship of God's grace and the reality of sin and sin's effects and how these matters will be factored in at the Judgment Seat. By studying specific Scripture passage and by viewing the lives of several well-known Bible characters. Dr. Benware comes for some insightful, eye-opening conclusions. Note: The believer's appearance before Christ does not affect his personal salvation, but it does greatly affect his life in the coming kingdom of Christ. DR. PAUL N. BENWARE is currenlty professor of Bible and Doctrine at Philadelphia Biblical University. His prior professorships were at Moody Bible Institute and Los Angeles Baptist College (now Master's College). He has authored six books including Understanding End Times Prophecy, Survey of the Old Testament, Survey of the New Testament, and The Gospel of Luke. Dr. Benware and his wife, Anne, reside in Pennsylvania. They ahve four grown children and four grandchildren.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 6.32" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.69 lbs.
Release Date Jan 10, 2014
Publisher AMG Publishers
ISBN 0899573657 ISBN13 9780899573656
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More About Paul N. Benware
Dr.Paul N.Benware is currently Professor of Bible and Doctrine at Philadelphia Biblical University. His prior professorships were at Moody Bible Institute and Los Angeles Baptist College (now Master's College) He has authored six books including, Understanding End Times Prophecy, Survey of the Old Testament, Survey of the New Testament and The Gospel of Luke. Dr.Benware and his wife, Anne, reside in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. They have four grown children and four grandchildren.
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"Gateway" book Nov 29, 2004
I know Dr. Benware personally as he is one of my professors at Philadelphia Biblical University. I value his insight and knowledge of the Scriptures and I think he hit the nail right on the head with this book. Using a literal, "dispensational" approach to Scripture, Dr. Benware informs his readers why living faithfully really does make a difference, and why it is not a necessary event like proponents of Lordship salvation make it out to be.
I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in Scripture. For those who agree, and for those who don't, to get the most accurate biblical approach to this view point.
I called this a "gateway" book as this has captured my attention to some important biblical concepts that need to be addressed. I would also recommend Joseph Dillow's book The Reign of the Servant Kings for a most complete support of eternal security and rebuttal of "Calvin's" perseverance of the saints.
Preparing to meet the Bridegroom Feb 21, 2003
The subject of the Judgement Seat of Christ is rarely taught today. The Laodicean church age that we now live in has become too pre-occupied with the things of this world. Jesus is getting ready to return and most believers in the Church are not ready to meet Him. Paul Benware has done an excellent job in his new book: "Believer's Payday" Every Christian needs to read this book and apply it's teachings to their lives before it is too late. The author accurately describes the current condition of the Church when he says: "The writers of Scripture seem to have a fundamentally different perspective on this life than is found in many evangelical churches in North America" (page 165).
We firmly believe that the lukewarm church needs to repent as described by Peter:
"But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness, but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (II Peter 3:8-9)
Please notice the very last portion of Peter's admonition: "but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." Notice that the above verse is written to the Believer since he said "toward us". Also notice what the Lord wants His church to do: "come to repentance".
This one portion of Scripture has been so misunderstood by the majority of the Church. Most preachers use these verses to show that the Lord has not returned yet because He wants more people to be saved. This is NOT what this verse is saying. This verse is saying that the Lord has delayed His return because he wants HIS CHURCH to REPENT!
We firmly believe that the Lord is getting ready to return. Before He comes; however, He wants as many Believers as possible to come to repentance. If the Believer fails to repent before He returns, the above Scripture indicates that they will "perish". Yes, this verse is telling the Believer that if they fail to repent in time then they will perish. To understand what Peter means by perish you need to read Paul Benware's timely book: "The Believer's Payday"
The cry out to the Church today is: Repent, Jesus is coming back again very soon! Make sure you are really ready to meet the Bridegroom!