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Friday, February 13, 2009


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

When Bernard Madoff stands at the Judgment Seat of Christ—which may be not too far hence, considering his age—he will answer for many sins.

He is the one of the present gory examples of self-centered worldly lifestyles.

Madoff now sits in his penthouse under house arrest for pulling off the “biggest fraud in corporate history,” per TimesOnLine’s Susan Thompson.

Now because of Madoff, William Foxton took his life, leaving his family devastated.

Foxton lost every cent because of Madoff’s lavish splurge. Foxton, a former soldier, took his life because his family realized they lost all their life-savings.

We reap what we sow. Madoff has sown corrupt seed. He will reap hell when giving an accounting of his earthly journey before the white light of truth—Christ.

Everyone stands before Christ at death. It does not matter one’s religion or no religion. The Bible—the Word of God—states numerous passages regarding judgment day for every mortal.

No one escapes that day. Hitler appeared before Christ. Stalin appeared before Christ. Elizabeth Taylor will appear before Christ. B. Husein Obama will appear before Christ. Jeremiah Wright will appear before Christ.

Evangelist Billy Graham always preached “Thus saith the Lord,” lifting high the Bible. Many of his sermons focused on our judgment day accountability. Now in too places the pulpit has gone soft. No preaching on accountability before the Judgment Seat of Christ. Just positive this and that in order to pull ourselves through another morass.

Has Madoff a conscience? One does not know. One is born with a sensitive conscience for the Bible states that Christ lights every mortal born into the world. That light is the conscience which separates us from the lower animals.

However, a person may so abuse one’s conscience that it lays dead. Madoff’s conscience is known to God alone. Is it dead? Does it still have repentant life potential? It could be that Madoff has so leaned on his conscience to kill it. If that is so, he has no chance for confessing sincerely his sins in order to find divine forgiveness.

In any case, Madoff still exists in his physical body. However, Foxton has been buried by his family and friends.

“The son of William Foxton, 65, said his father was so distraught after losing his family’s entire savings in the alleged Ponzi scheme that he shot himself in a park in Southampton on Tuesday with a handgun.”


Hebrews 9:27:

It is appointed unto men once to die, but after that the judgment.

Matthew 7:21-23: the words of Christ:

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Matthew 12:36-37: the words of Christ:

But I say unto you that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Romans 2:6-11:

God who will render to every man according to his deed: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immorality, eternal life; But unto them that are contentious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honor and peace to every man that worked good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God.

Romans 14:10-12:

For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

I Corinthians 4:5:

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsel of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

II Corinthians 5:10:

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Numbers 32:23:

Be sure your sin will find you out.

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