O. Divine judgment solves the problem of the old sin nature.
1. God solves two categories of problems created by the old sin nature through the use of condemnation or judgment.
a. Sins, which were judged at the cross.
b. Good works or human good and evil are judged at the Last Judgment.
2. Phase 1: Divine judgment at the cross.
a. The sins of the world were called for as a printout from a prom chip. They were imputed to Christ and judged by the justice of God the Father.
b. This was the first and most important judgment of the old sin nature and is the basis of our salvation, which we obtained through personal faith in Jesus Christ. This was the abrogation of the power and rulership of the old sin nature, 1 Pet 2:24; 2 Cor 5:19.
c. However, under the law of volitional responsibility, our sins, though judged at the cross, still have consequences from the function of our negative volition. This is how we cause most of our own suffering.
3. Phase 2: We must judge ourselves through the use of the rebound technique, 1 Jn 1:9; 1 Cor 11:31.
4. Phase 3: The human good and evil of the believer is judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ immediately after the Rapture, 1 Cor 3:12‑16. “Wood, hay and stubble” refers to all the human good you have done which will be burned.
5. At the Great White Throne Judgment, Rev 20:12‑15, the unbeliever is resurrected and brought before the Lord Jesus Christ whom he rejected. His sins, having already been judged at the cross, are not mentioned. Instead, his human good is added up from the book of works. It can only total negative righteousness, which cannot have fellowship with perfect righteousness, and so he is cast alive into the Lake of Fire.
6. God judges evil periodically; otherwise history could not continue. Evil continues up through the Millennium, as in the Gog and Magog Revolution. Evil must be met in the spiritual realm.