Question 198

By: Robert Serreyn

Question? What is it meant in Psalms 1:5 that the ungodly will not stand in judgement?

(Psalms 1:5) Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.


The word Judgement in V5 IS IN REFERENCE to the Judgement Seat of Christ.

NO UNSAVED / LOST person will be present at that Judgement Seat for it is RESERVED ONLY for Saved (Cristians,Believers) ONLY.

The Judgement Seat of Christ is where the Christian will recieve or lose REWARDS not salvation. Salvation IS EVERLASTING, Once Saved ALWAYS Saved.

(2 Corinthians 5:10) For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

(1 Corinthians 3:11 – 15) For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (12) Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; (13) Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. (14) If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. (15) If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

TAKE NOTE on the las part in V15 of ! Corinthians Chp 3, even though the christian LOOSES ALL rewards they are STILL SAVED, Our salvation IS NOT based upon what we do or not do, but are blessings and rewards are.

The statement “the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment” IS CORRECT, then the verse GOES ON with what is called a DOUBLE NEGATIVE in grammar just to make sure that what is said is UNDERSTOOD with the statement “nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous” there again REINFORCING the truth that NO LOST PERSON will be at the Judegement Seat Of Christ.

The Jugement Seat that the LOST PERSON will stand at will be the GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT.

The Great White Throne Judgement is where the Lost Person STANDS BEFORE Christ Jesus as his or her JUDGE(because they CHOSE NOT to Trust Christ as their Saviour) to RECIEVE the degree of punishment in the Lake Of Fire.

Jesus TELLS US that there are DIFFERENT DEGREES of punishment in the Lake of Fire BASED upon for example HOW MANY TIMES that individual HAS REJECTED the Gospel.

(Matthew 10:15) Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

(Matthew 11:20 – 24) Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not: (21) Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. (22) But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. (23) And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. (24) But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

The Book of Revelation states the FOLLOWING:

(11) And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. (12) And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. (13) And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. (14) And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. (15) And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

In Conclusion:

= The Judgement = The Judgement Seat Of Christ.

– Congregation of the Righteous = The Saved.

– The lost unsaved person WILL NEVER be at the Judgement Seat Of Christ.

The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.

-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8

-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24

-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9

“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23