Doug L (26 March 2017)
"Is God unjust ?  Should believers - faithful and unfaithful receive the same reward?"

Suppose an earthly judge having a room filled with all types of cases were to dismiss them all each day just because he ran out of time. All the guilty and not guilty could just go free without having their cases heard and judgment passed. Would justice be served ? NO. God is not unjust. He deals with each of us according to the works we have done in our flesh. The Church/Bride - God sees as individuals not a herd. We each have a responsibility to know ,love and serve Him. He disciplines and corrects all that He accepts as His children. Jesus learned to obey by what He suffered. Is it enough just to believe in God ? Satan believes and He trembles because his behavior has condemned him to hell. All throughout the New Testament BELIEVERS are constantly WARNED. To be holy, to be faithful until the end, to KEEP ourselves unspotted from the world, not to forsake our FIRST love, to overcome the world as Christ overcame it. Are these warnings just a waste of words? We have many commands to obey as believers and there is a consequence for disobedience - not condemnation but correction, punishment and loss of rewards. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. JUST. It is rather arrogant and presumptuous to assume that any believer can just show up before a holy, holy, holy God in whatever state they are found in when He comes for them and He will just accept them as His Bride. Would you want a lazy,unholy and unfaithful bride? When there are those who Love, listen and obey His commands to be READY at all times. He is their first love, they have denied themselves, confessed their sins, picked up their crosses and followed Him faithfully to the end of their lives. God is NOT unjust and will deal with each of us according to what we have done upon this earth. We believers are not to make excuses for our sins we are told to confess them and Jesus, our Advocate in heaven, is faithful to forgive us of all unrighteousness. Bottom line - Be READY because he can come for you at any moment whether by death or the rapture.