What is the judgement seat of Christ? It’s also known as the judgement of rewards.
2 Corinthians 5:10: “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ.”
Many believe that the saved will receive reward for their earthly good works at the final judgement. And that this will not affect the salvation of those already saved
1 Corinthians 3:14,15: "If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.
I wonder whether our heavenly life will be impacted by this judgement. For example, will the saints have a better “life” in heaven than will others, and if so, is this judgement eternal? I also wonder whether this is a Protestant version of purgatory.
Also of interest is
1 Corinthians 15:41,42 “There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead”
This implies that we will be different from each other after the resurrection, presumably based on our good works.