Judgment as a redemptive force in the life of believers okay this is a spinoff of another article i wrote elsewhere . that aspect didn't get to get discussed . so i'm starting a thread here . the article can be located at :http://www.christianforumsite.com/b...ps-no-records-wrongs-judgment.html#post217679 but anything in response to the last bit of the conversation there (the doctrine of hell vs purgatory) will be considered off topic . The Topic Proper . So it says that Judgment begins with the house of God in one of Peter's letters . 1 Peter 4:15-18 (King James Version) 15But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. 16Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 17For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? So how does the judgment act as a redemptive force in the life of believers? How does our choice to show mercy to other people affect this part of our life in Jesus Christ? How does suffering play a role in this transformative process?