Michael Colunga (29 March 2011)
"My response to: GOD DOES NOT 'GRADE ON THE CURVE'..."

Hello, John and Doves,
Good news!  God has already accepted for all time all who trust Him for their salvation.
    "All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out."  John 6:37
    "My Father, which gave [them] me, is greater than all; and no [man] is able to pluck [them] out of my Father's hand."  John 10:29
Man, it feels good to be a child of God!  Talk about security of the believer!
On the other hand, it is clear that at the Bema judgment seat, Jesus will hand out rewards based on our performance.
    " 'And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.' "  Revelation 22:12
In HaShem,
Mike C.
Bruce Warner (28 March 2011)

Dear Doves,

Revelation 3:10
"I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world TO TEST THOSE WHO LIVE ON THE EARTH."

God's test(judgement)is 'pass-fail'. He does NOT grade His tests (judgements) 'on the curve'. At the time of the rapture He will be the judge of who is taken and who is left-behind. Everyone will be in one group or the other after the rapture.

After the rapture of His Church, those who are left-behind and "who live on the earth" will be tested a 'second time'. This will also be a 'pass-fail' test:

Revelation 20;4
"I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the Word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands."

According to Your Word, come Lord Jesus!

Bruce Warner