Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)

Chapter 5

5:9  Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.


(Greek - abares [a)barh/v] ).

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.

For we must all appear

The judgment of the believer's works, not sins, is in question here. These have been atoned for, and are "remembered no more forever" Hebrews 10:17 but every work must come into judgment, ; Matthew 12:36; Romans 14:10; Galatians 6:7; Ephesians 6:8; Colossians 3:24,25. The result is "reward" or "loss" (of the reward), "but he himself shall be saved" 1 Corinthians 3:11-15.

This judgment occurs at the return of Christ Matthew 16:27; Luke 14:14; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Timothy 4:8; Revelation 22:12.

See other judgments:

(See Scofield "John 12:31") See Scofield "1 Corinthians 11:31" See Scofield "Matthew 25:32" See Scofield "Ezekiel 20:37" See Scofield "Jude 1:6" See Scofield "Revelation 20:12"

5:19  To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

world kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") .

tresspasses Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

5:21  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

sin Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

righteous Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 5:21") .

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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on 2 Corinthians 5". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". <>. 1917.