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Will we have to answer for each sin on Judgment Day?

Apparently. When we die and stand before God at a time of judgment, all of our sins will be revealed.

But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. Matthew 12:36

For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living. You, then, why do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. It is written:
“ ‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
‘every knee will bow before me;
every tongue will confess to God.’ “ So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God. Romans 14:9-12

Now this could mean that we are reminded of every single curse word, lustful thought and evil action (we do have a lot of time to go through the list, an eternity you know).

Or, it could also mean we are told the charges against us in general terms: lying, stealing, lust, hate, arrogance.

Maybe even there’s video proof (I just hope it occurs on private screens and not projected for everyone to see). Whatever the means of unveiling, the point God wants to make is that we cannot escape the charges against us.

Will this reminder of every sin cause much heartache? For those that are forgiven, no, because they will understand—clearly—that God truly forgives their sins. This joy will propel them into an eternity of gratefulness.

Only by being reminded of their sins can they experience the joy of forgiveness.

For those that are not forgiven, yes it will be painful, because they will enter eternity clearly understanding the reason for their separation for God. This explains why the Bible describes hell as a place of weeping and gnashing of teeth.  Maybe those actions reflect people showing regret over their past, unforgiven sins?

This idea should change the way we live today, knowing that one day we will be reminded of every sin.

We have to know now that we will be held accountable later.

Maybe it would cause us to sin less.