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Bible verses have a link which allows you to go to the actual verse and see it and most of the translations,

and also you will be able to click through and read the whole chapter so you can see the context of the verse.


There are various theories (see 1-4 below) about who or what is going to be judged on Judgement Day for their life choices.  This is what I found by looking at scripture about Judgement Day. We can see by process of elimination who or what is going to be judged:

SUMMARY: Holy Spirit to be judged?:  Based upon the verse above, it is not possible for the Holy Spirit to be judged on Judgement Day.

3. The Heart judged?:


So, it cannot be the 'heart' which gets judged at Judgement Day, because it is not involved. The heart is used as an analogy only.

The heart does communicate to the brain and the brain does communicate to the heart. 


The heart does have bodily emotions, as does the brain.

Since both the heart and the brain are flesh, they cannot be judged upon the life decisions they might make because the flesh is supposed to crucify itself as we see in

Galatians 5:24And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

SUMMARY: Heart to be judged?:  The heart is a physical organ of the body.  The heart is used as an analogy only. It is not possible for the heart to be judged on Judgement Day.

DEFINITION; Heart and Soul     


The Soul is known as mind, will, and emotion and is often used interchangeably with the word 'heart'.

Baker's Evangelical Dictionary - Heart


"Heart" (Hebrew lebab/occurs over one thousand times in the Bible, making it the most common term in Scripture. The term 'heart' is used interchangeably for both physical


The "heart of the seas" ( Jonah 2:3 ) refers to the sea's fathomless, unapproachable depths.


The Heart as Center of Hidden Emotional-Intellectual-Moral Activity. "Man looks at the outward appearance, " says Samuel, "but the lord looks at the heart" ( 1 Sam 16:7 ).


The king's heart is unsearchable to humankind ( Prov 25:3 ), but the Lord searches all hearts to reward all according to their conduct ( Jer 17:10 ).


In the time of judgment God will expose the hidden counsels of the heart ( 1 Cor 4:5 ).

Jesus says that the heart's secrets are betrayed by the mouth, even as a tree's fruit discloses its nature ( Matt 12:33-34 ).


"A wise man's heart guides his mouth, " says Solomon ( Prov 16:23 ). 

The heart's reasoning, as well as its feeling, depends on its moral condition.


Jesus said that "from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts" ( Mark 7:21 ). Because the human heart is deceitful above all things ( Jer 17:9 ).


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  1. The body + brain (flesh)?

  2. The Holy Spirit?

  3. The heart?

  4. The human spirit?

      Let us look at the Bible to discover the truth.  We will take up each one of these four.

1. Body + brain (flesh) to be judged?:
2 Corinthians 5:10 says "things done while 'in' the body”. 


Therefore, it cannot be the body + brain (flesh) which gets judged, It is something other than the body, which is in” the body that gets judged.

Galatians 5:24And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Galatians 5:24, says “And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”


How could the body crucify "the flesh with its passions and desires"?  It is the "flesh" and "passions and desires". The body + brain (flesh) is not going to crucify itself.

SUMMARY: Body to be judged?:  Based upon these 2 verses above, it is not possible for the body to be judged on Judgement Day.

Romans 8:26; In the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with unspoken groanings.

2. The Holy Spirit to be judged?:

God's Holy Spirit cannot be judged upon its life choices, because It did not make life choices – it got its messages from God (through Jesus) and suggested them (because God is a God of choice) to our human spirit, who in turn gave these suggestions to our soul (mind, will, emotion) who in turn (depending upon the state of the soul), either rejects them or accepts them. See MIND BRAIN BODY.

See also 'HOLY SPIRIT' for more information.

Luke 12:33-34; Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Hebrews 10:22; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

3. The Heart judged?:


In order to understand if our heart is to be judged, I think it would be important to discover what functions and role the heart has in the body, in 

Discover Magazine has a good article which shows the history of how the physical heart became - over time - the  expression of the  center of our emotions.  Here is an excerpt:

"You can have a heart, and you can lose it. You can leave it in San Francisco. Or, you can suffer from heartache, and you might get a toothache from all the sentimental heart-shaped candies that emerge each February. That’s an awful lot of emotion for an organ that is, essentially, a big muscle.


Over the years, the heart has gone from being the body’s nerve center, to the symbolic home of the soul."


The heart cannot be judged because it is either a physical organ or it is a symbol for our thoughts, will and emotion = our soul.

4. By the process of elimination, we can see there is only one entity which can be judged for its life choices and that is the 'human spirit'.



1. Body/brain/flesh cannot be judged. 

2 Corinthians 5:10; says "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad."  The body cannot be "in" the body.  It is the body.

Galatians 5:24; says "And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
The entity that is going to be judged has to "crucify the flesh".  This is not possible for the body to do since it IS the flesh, so it cannot crucify itself.


2. The Holy Spirit which is a part of God, and because God allows all of us our choices, cannot be judged because it does not make life choices for us, it suggests them (through Jesus) to us, and we accept or reject them.


3. The heart cannot be judged because it is a physical body part and as such is 'flesh' and all 'flesh is to be crucified along with its passions and emotions as in Galatians 5:24 The heart is only used symbolically.

4. The human spirit is the only entity which is being communicated to by God on a continual basis through His Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit (Jesus in us) does not communicate to the body/brain/flesh. See HOLY SPIRIT

It is the human spirit see HUMAN SPIRIT which is directing the soul (our mind, will and emotion) and the body, and it is the human spirit - along with our soul (mind, will emotion) which makes life choices.  See MIND BRAIN BODY.  

A good resource that I use is 'Got Questions'.  This is its statement from them about Judgement Day.

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