However, such will not happen when one stands before the judgment seat of Christ. The good news is there will be no mistakes on that Day. II Cor.5:10 says “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in his body, whether good or bad”.
Someone may ask “How can anyone survive such a judgment since Romans 3:23 says that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God? The answer, of course, is the blood of Christ. Because of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, acquittal is possible and mercy can be extended. Notice mercy not justice! Mercy, according to one definition, is God NOT giving man what he deserves.
Remember the parable of Jesus about the Pharisee and tax collector? The Pharisee bragged on himself and what he had done. The tax collector asked God to be merciful to him as a sinner. Jesus commended the tax collector and he was justified in the sight of God.
How very thankful we Christians should be for the abundant mercy of God. Eph. 2:4,5 “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).