When Jesus Died to take away are sins, why do we still face God's Judgment? Won't our sins be blotted out once we accept Jesus as our savior?
This is a very good question, one I had myself initially. It is a natural
question to have, especially after researching God's word and reading such verses
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God". Rom. 3:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ". Rom. 6:23
".......we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ". Rom. 14:10
First of all, Jesus died for the forgiveness of our sins and to give us eternal life. It is important to understand what this 'judgment' is for. Gods judgment is different, from the forgiveness of our sins. For someone who is saved by accepting Jesus, is given eternal life and the scriptures reveal that the 'judgment' for these believers is a more of a discipline rather than a guilty verdict. As an example, if when you were a child, and you had plans to go to party or maybe a movie with friends, you first did something wrong to get your parents angry, they certainly would not put you to death or have you sent to juvenile prison. They would talk to you about it, (yes, maybe yell at you) then forgive the act. But most of all, they would discipline you, as they should. This 'discipline' could result in them saying "although we forgive you, you can not go to that movie or party". Gods word also tells us, that God does and will discipline (chasten) us;
"And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives. If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it." Rom. 12: 5-11
Your parents 'judgment' was to take away what you would have received. For believers, this is what will happen to us when we are at the Judgment seat of Christ. So yes, although our sins are forgiven by accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior (see the page on 'Why do I need Jesus' on this site), this 'judgment' is what we will receive or not receive at that time.
"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive
the things done in his body according to what
he has done whether good or evil." 2 Cor. 5:10
For a non believer, one who has not or refuses to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, this Judgment will be eternal death.
"And these shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into life eternal". Mat. 25:46