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The "Bema" seat is a Judgement seat or throne.  The word "bema" is from the Greek meaning a base or step and refers to the raised platform on which a judge or king sits. 
The word appears 12 times in scripture.  It is used of Pilate's judgement seat [Matthew 27:19; John 19:13] and Herod's throne [Acts 12:21].  In Acts 18:12 and 16, 17,  it is used of the judgement seat of the Proconsul Gallio when Paul was brought before him by the Jewish authorities. In Acts 25:10 it refers to Caesar's judgement seat although Paul was appearing before the Roman Governor, Festus, at the time.
In Romans 14:10 and 2 Corinthians 5:10 the word "bema" refers to the judgement seat of Christ.  Some teach that this judgement is only for giving rewards to the faithful.  This is not true. 2 Corinthians 5:10 directly contradicts  this idea.
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