The Son of Man Has Authority to Execute Judgment – Gospel Reflection on John 5:27

Today’s Gospel

And has given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. – John 5:27


Jesus’ words told us that only the incarnate God can be called the Son of man, and only the incarnate Son of man has the authority to execute judgment. The Bible also prophesied, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God” (1Pe 4:17). Thus, we are certain that God does the work of judgment beginning at the house of God in the last days to purify and save mankind by becoming flesh. Why does God become flesh as the Son of man to do the work of judgment? God says, “Because the one who is judged is man, man who is of the flesh and has been corrupted, and it is not the spirit of Satan that is judged directly, the work of judgment is not carried out in the spiritual world, but among man. No one is more suitable, and qualified, than God in the flesh for the work of judging the corruption of man’s flesh. … Satan can only be fully defeated if God in the flesh judges the corruption of mankind. Being the same as man possessed of normal humanity, God in the flesh can directly judge the unrighteousness of man; this is the mark of His innate holiness, and of His extraordinariness. Only God is qualified to, and in the position to judge man, for He is possessed of the truth, and righteousness, and so He is able to judge man. Those who are without the truth and righteousness are not fit to judge others.”

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