Friday, September 16, 2011

Levels of Reward/Punishment in the Afterlife?

Are There Various Levels of Punishment/Reward in the Afterlife?



The Parable of the 10 Minas – Luke 19:11ff. The workers are rewarded according to their performance.

The Parable of the Vineyard Workers – Matt 20:1-15 . Equal reward not dependent on performance.

Judgment to be more tolerable for Sodom, or for Tyre & Sidon, than for other cities (Luke 10:12ff).

Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved – Acts 2:21

We will be repaid for what we've done in the body (Luke 14:14; Rom 2:6; 2 Cor 5:10).

In truth, I understand that God doesn't show favoritism.... - Acts 10:34 (In the context of God saving both Jew and Gentile.)

If your work survives the fire, you will be rewarded; if it does not survive the fire, you will still be saved, but as though escaping fire (1 Cor 3:12-15).

Equality is the goal, regardless of what one does or does not have (2 Cor 8:12-15). (In the context of Christians sharing worldly goods with one another.


There is a “prophet's reward”, and there is a “righteous person's reward” (Matt 10:41).

No one who believes on Him will be put to shame; there is no distinction between Jew & Greek, since the same Lord of all is rich to all who call on Him; for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (Rom 10:11-13).

We each are rewarded according to what we have done (Matt 16:27; 1 Cor 3:8; Rev 22:12)

Some will be least in the kingdom of heaven; some will be greatest (Matt 5:19; 18:4).

We'll be measured by the measure we ourselves use (Mark 4:24).

Many will recline at the table in the kingdom of God, but some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last (Luke 13:29-30).

The One who evaluates me is the Lord, and praise will come to each one from God (1 Cor 4:4-5).

We will judge angels & things pertaining to this life (1 Cor 6:3).

The wrongdoer will be paid back for whatever wrong he has done, and there is no favoritism (Col 3:25).

Teachers will receive a stricter judgment (Jam 3:1).

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