Are you spurred on by the thought of the reward that awaits you in heaven or do you regard this as carnal and superficial? R. T. Kendall looks at various aspects of the subject of judgment as it is described in the Bible. He interprets the relevant texts with sound exegesis that does not toe any particular denominational line.
Kendall gives a clear picture of the purposes and effects of the judgment. He also explores the effect of not living with right attitudes towards other believers or zeal for Christian work. All of the subjects discussed will have an effect on our reward. Without softening the process of God's judgment, Kendall shows that there will be many unexpected additions and omissions from God's book of life.
“The purpose of this book can be summed up: what people say about any of us here below does not really matter. What is said of us at the Judgment Seat of Christ does. It is all that really matters.” (Page 10)
“The second question is: What do you feel is right for you?” (Page 47)
“The third question, What do others recognise in you? If” (Page 47)
“Well, this won’t apply to me, I don’t have a problem with ego. Don’t you? Let me ask you a question: if you look at a group photograph you are in, whose face do you look for first?” (Page 23)
“All who are saved are going to go to heaven but not all who go to heaven will receive a reward.” (Page 27)
Intensely practical and very readable . . . a book full of good matter.
There is much to think about and consider here and to receive the well done of the Lord is certainly worth fighting for.
R. T. Kendall (1935– ) is a writer, speaker, and former pastor of Westminster Chapel in London, where he taught for 25 years. Kendall is currently a part of the Word, Spirit, and Power ministry.
Kendall earned degrees at Trevecca Nazarene University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, University of Louisville, and Regent’s Park College (a hall of the University of Oxford). Before Kendall became the minister at Westminster Chapel in 1977, he served at Calvary Baptist Church.
Kendall has an extensive itinerant teaching ministry, R. T. Kendall Ministries, where he serves as the president. He has written over 50 books, including Judgment Seat of Christ and the three-volume Understanding Theology.