Many may also be surprised to learn that God has been recording their entire lives, not just a few telephone conversations like Governor Blagojevich experienced. It is as if God has a special videotape that records not only actions but also words, thoughts and attitudes. As the Bible states, "And I say to you, that every careless word that men shall speak, they shall render account for it in the day of judgment" (Matthew 12:36).
Your secret thoughts, including those violent, greedy or immoral thoughts will be put into evidence. As the Bible states, "God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus" (Romans 2:16). These thoughts and other actions are most likely contained in the "books." Again, as the Bible states, "The dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds" (Revelation 20:12).
There is a strong possibility that at your trial the entire tape is going to be replayed in its entirety for every minute of your life. You are not going to be able to hide anything. There is a definite possibility that your spouse, children, co-workers and friends will hear all of the evidence that is presented.
Fortunately, for those who accept God's offer of a pardon though Jesus Christ, all of their sins will have been erased and God will drop His hammer and declare, "Not Guilty!"
Bruce Kugler, on the Web at www.godscourtroom.org, is an attorney in Sherman, Ill., who has written and produced an evangelistic film, "God's Courtroom," which will be aired at 9 p.m. June 25 on the NRB TV Network, carried on DirecTV channel 378 and Sky Angel channel 126.
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