Was It For Nothing?
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. – 1 John 4:17 (New King James Version)
Why may we have boldness in the day of judgment? Because we will not be judged for our sins. When Jesus hung on the Cross, God took out His full wrath and punishment for all of humanity’s sins on Jesus–all of them. Jesus took our punishment already, and for us to be judged again is double jeopardy. It would make Jesus’ death for nothing. As long as we have accepted what Christ did for us, we have nothing to fear.