- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Questions about Bible Prophecy and the End Times
- Published on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 19:20
In 1 Corinthians 6:3, we read the following:
1 Corinthians 6:1-6 When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? (2) Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? (3) Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! (4) So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? (5) I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, (6) but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers?
There were problems in the church at Corinth with conflicts between brothers. Christians should be above such petty behavior. And then Paul suddenly writes the surprising statement that Christians will judge angels. He adds no explanation in the immediate context to help us understand where, when or how this will happen.
It is known from from Jude 1:6 and 2 Peter 2:4, 2 Peter 2:9 that angels will be judged. It is also clear from scripture that Christ will be the Judge (John 5:22). It must be that we are united to Christ that gives us this right to be involved with the judgment upon angels. Since Christ will include us in this task in the future, shouldn’t we be able to handle matters of judgment in this life?