But there will be a second judgment as well: the Bema Seat Judgment, also called the Judgment Seat of Christ, where the Bible says that the saved (born again) person's works will be tested by fire, and everything that is not done truly for the sake of Christ will be burned up (it will be as wood, hay and stubble, which burn in the fire). Only those things done for Christ will last, for which the Christian will gain a reward (but will then cast their crowns at Jesus' feet, because it is all due to Jesus anyway). With this in mind:
- what is our motivation concerning evangelism?
- Believe it or not, some of our motives for evangelizing are often selfish.
- Some churches are more concerned with not having to close their doors a final time than they are with loving God by participating in His plan of redeeming others.
- Some individuals are more concerned with being right, or winning an argument, or appearing intelligent to others, than they are with obeying God and loving the lost.
- We should evangelize out of obedience to God.
- For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel (1Cor 9:16). Paul is motivated by the compulsion of the Spirit.
- Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age (Matt 28:18-20). We're commanded to do evangelism by making disciples. The command in itself, therefore, is designed to elicit obedience.
Second, we are commanded not only to witness to them, but if they get saved, to then disciple them.
Third, we are to do all this because Jesus told us to: out of love and obedience to Christ, and out of love and compassion for people who are headed for everlasting horror in Hell, that they might come to know Christ personally and be saved from that horrible place.
(Some info is from: 9Marks.org)