JUDGEMENT DAY / RESURRECTION: WHO WILL GET JUDGED?
There are various theories (see 1-4 below) about who or what is going to be judged on Judgement Day for its 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:
The body + brain (flesh)?
The Holy Spirit?
The human spirit?
Let us look at the Bible to discover the truth. We will take up each one of these four.
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2 Corinthians 5:10; 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.
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, because they are the body. It is something other than the body, which is “in” the body that gets judged.
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.
See 'HOLY SPIRIT' for more information.
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.
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 Gpd and suggested them to the human spirit/soul who has the choice to accept or reject them since God is a God of choice.
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John 14:27; Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Proverbs 3:5; Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
The Heart judged?:
This is Jesus talking to His apostles just before his death:
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.
(Maybe because it is a central organ which the blood flows through or maybe because it was affected by emotions)
See 'MIND' for more information on your mind.
SUMMARY: JUDGEMENT DAY: 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'.
Body/brain/flesh The body/brain/flesh cannot be "IN" itself because it is the body/brain/flesh. (2 Corinthians 5:10 says 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."
Also, 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. (Galatians 5:24; And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.)
The Holy Spirit which is a part of God cannot be judged because it does not make life choices for us, it suggests them.
The heart is an expression of humans and only used symbolically.
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 does not communicate to the body/brain/flesh.
It is the human spirit which is supposed to be directing the body, and it is the human spirit which makes life choices.