“For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.”
King James Version (KJV)
Gigi's comment on 2022-01-23 14:37:55:
We really do not know how God has judged Judas this side of heaven. He sinned, As we all have. And he repented , as we all should. But as to his salvation or condemnation, that is in God's wisdom to decide, not ours.
Glenn's comment on 2022-01-23 13:20:52:
But ; we have no idea if Judas repented , plus he hadda lot of help in dying , the cannites couldn't let him off the hook ,..
Jed Knighten's comment on 2022-01-23 08:46:33:
Judas attempted to return the money but they would not accept it which further added to his guilt. Also Jesus had already spoken that one would betray him so they asked of Judas was a must. Not everyone will be saved and this is evident by the actions of Judas
william legon's comment on 2020-12-18 18:24:47:
George works don't save you Grace through faith how you are saved believe on the Lord Jesus Christ not his mother.
Chris's comment on 2020-12-18 15:21:45:
I don't believe that the "works" in Matthew 16:27 is mentioned by Jesus in respect to salvation. He speaks of rewards according to what "every man has done". Also, Romans 2:6. The Matthew verse could speak of the righteous who receive reward for their deeds, or to the unrighteousness, who receive nothing because their deeds were evil, coming from the darkness of their hearts (John 3:19,20).
And then in the New Testament economy, post Cross, where salvation is granted to the sinner because of God's Grace through our faith in Christ's Work (Ephesians 2:8-10), we're reminded that no "works" can enter into this Divine arrangement as that would negate "grace". And 'works' was primarily the obedience & dependence on the given Law of God, which could only show man's failure before God & inability to justify himself. But 'works' would include those other things that those outside the purview of the Cross, could try to use to establish his favour with God.
And then we come to the Epistle of James, which the RCs use to justify their belief & position: James 2:14-18. They maintain that both 'faith & works' are necessary for salvation, rather "for further justification". This was the point that Martin Luther, at the Reformation, opposed the RC Church on: he maintained that the believer is fully saved & justified at the moment of salvation & it's not a progressive justification, to which the RC Church stated: that justification cannot be a once only immediate act of God, but that through the Christian's walk (i.e. in a life of producing works worthy of his salvation), the believer is increasingly justified by God. If this were so, then justification comes by faith & works.
Rather, James tells us that 'works' naturally follow a true salvation, without which it proves a defective salvation. James does not hint at all that there is an on-going work of justification by 'works', rather that justification is a declaration by God of the sinner as being no longer guilty before Him.
George Ackerman's comment on 2020-12-18 11:18:18:
This is what the Catholic Church has been saying all along, works save. See also, Matthew 27, separation of the sheep from the goats.