Yesterday I heard yet another talk on 2 Corinthians 5 in which it was simply assumed that 'the judgement seat of Christ' (v10) is a believer-only judgement. Now certainly the "we" includes believers - but why is it so rarely taught from this verse that the whole world is brought before Christ's throne? Surely that's the context in which we evangelize the world (v11ff).
Instead I've heard many a time that Christ's judgement seat is the living room of His discipline rather than the court room of God's wrath. It seems to be assumed that Christ's judgement seat is a rap over the knuckles for Christians. (And this is our motivation for evangelism, rather than the world-wide fiery judgement of the living and the dead). By implication do we think "God's judgement seat" would be the really scary one? If Paul said "God's" instead of "Christ's" would we so readily take this as some form of 'judgement-lite'? In short: is it cos we're Arians?