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Holman Bible Dictionary

Judgment Seat

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In Matthew 27:19 , the raised platform or bench occupied by Pontius Pilate while he was deliberating the accusations made against Jesus and the sentence he would pronounce in connection with Jesus' case. According to Acts 18:12 , Paul the apostle was brought before the judgment seat in Corinth. In these two instances the judgment seat is to be understood in its ordinary literal sense. In Romans 14:10 and 2 Corinthians 5:10 , the judgment seat of Christ is a theological concept. Those verses stress that individuals are accountable to the Lord for their lives and must one day face Him in judgment. See Cross, Crucifixion ; Jesus; Jerusalem ; Judgment Day .


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Judgment Seat'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/j/judgment-seat.html. 1991.

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