I’ve never received a logical answer to the following question growing up in a Protestant denomination. I’m hoping a Protestant can answer this. Most, if not all, Protestant churches say, believe or know the Apostle’s Creed.
According to Protestant theology as I understand it, when you die its binary in nature, in that you go to heaven (if you accept Jesus as your savior) or hell because you didn’t.
In the Creed “…He will come again to judge the living and the dead”. Can someone explain how their theology and this statement are aligned? If you die and immediately go to heaven or hell, then why would Jesus judge the living and the DEAD? Or judge anyone for that matter because they would already be in heaven or hell?
I do sincerely hope to understand this from a Protestant perspective.