Jesus has revealed what standard is used to weigh our lives – His word. “He who rejects Me and does not receive My words, has that which judges him – the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.” (John 12:48) The heavenly Father sent Jesus to reveal the message of everlasting life. Jesus did not speak simply on His own; He spoke the Father’s command (cf. John 12:49-50). Moses actually prophesied that God would raise up a prophet like Moses, and God would put His words in the prophet’s mouth. “And it shall be whoever will not hear my words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him.” (Deuteronomy 18:18-19) All men are accountable for their responses to the Lord’s word. The men who do not do what Jesus says will suffer a great fall (cf. Matthew 7:26-27).
God is just. He is not a respecter of persons. Neither does He have fellowship with sin. Because of His great love, He provided a propitiation by the blood His Son Jesus to redeem sinners who believe (cf. Romans 3:24-26). The gospel of Jesus Christ is “the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek” (Romans 1:16). God truly does not want men to die in their sins. Therefore, He calls you and me by the gospel to turn away from sin and to follow Jesus (cf. II Thessalonians 2:13). If anyone does not obey the gospel of Christ, he will be “punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord” (II Thessalonians 1:8-9). The inspired word of God will judge us.