We are dealing with the erroneous thoughts and beliefs about the Judgment Seat of Christ.
There is a second, and I believe far more prevalent but just as erroneous as the view of the first one. This view says that the Judgment Seat of Christ is a judgment in which God will punish believers for all the sins they committed after they accepted Chris as his personal Savior. It is claimed that when an individual accepts Christ as his personal Savior, the blood of Jesus Christ washed away all sin, that is, all sins from the time of his birth up to the time that he accepts Jesus as Savior. However, the believer is on his own after he accepts Jesus as Savior and will be held responsible for every sin that he commits after he is saved. Therefore at the Judgment Seat, the believer is going to be examined and God is going to mete out a punishment upon him when he stands there in the presence of God.
As we continue on the subject matter of the Judgments of Christ, there are those who picture this as a judgment to which every believer is subjected at the time of his death, to see whether he is permitted to enter heaven or not. We must realize immediately hat this interpretation could have no place in this passage, for the Apostle is speaking of those who have already received their eternal habitation, that is, the new glorified body. They have already experienced death swallowed up by life. They have received the earnest of the Spirit.
As we continue on the subject of the "Judgment Seat of Christ" Paul emphasized that this is the be universal examination of all believers in the Lord Jesus, for He says, "We must all appear." The word means exactly what it says. There is no one who has accepted Christ as Personal Savior who will be exempted from this examination. It is for believers only.
There are few doctrines of greater importance to the child of God than the doctrine of the Judgment Seat of Christ. If we to examine the life of the Apostle Paul, we would find that the controlling factor in his daily life and experience was his anticipation and expectation of meeting the Lord at this judgment. Every step he took, every act he performed, every ministry he carried on, he did anticipating a day of reckoning at the Judgment Seat of Christ. we need the Spirit of God upon our hears and minds to instruct us as we consider this question. What the Judgment Seat is?. Why are we there? Who will be there" What will be the result?