I can’t wait for Judgment Day to come. That will be the best day of my life. On that day, God will not bring up one charge against me. He will not bring up one instance when I failed him. Instead of condemning me, he will commend me – without any reservation. There will not be any hesitation on his part. There will not be any qualifications in his verdict. Instead he will welcome me into the wonderful bliss of living with him for all eternity.
Jesus gets every ounce of credit for that. He is the one who washed away all my sins. He is the one who gave me his perfect righteousness. “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.” (Is. 61:10) Jesus did it all. Because my living eternally with Heavenly Father depends entirely on what Jesus has already done for me, I can’t wait for Judgment Day to come.
Mormons I have talked to don’t have the same perspective. More than one has told me how they were taught that Judgment Day would be like sitting in a huge auditorium filled with people as every one of your thoughts and actions were shown on a giant screen. That agrees with what Gospel Principles states: “Stored in our body and mind is a complete history of everything we have done. President John Taylor taught this truth: ‘The individual himself tells the story himself, and bear witness against himself. . .That record that is written by the man himself in the tablets of his own mind – that record that cannot lie – will in that day be unfolded before God and angels, and those who sit as judges.”
For all those who have covered themselves with Christ’s righteousness and disdained trusting in any of their own righteousness, Judgment Day will be a most glorious day. For all others, it will be a most horrible day. What we are trusting in will make all the difference in the world – in the world to come.