THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT:
ALSO CALLED THE JUDGMENT OF THE DAMNED
The final rebellion against Jesus is over. The heaven and earth have passed away. There is no place for them to hide.
There is no rejoicing at this judgment. There is no singing. This is the judgment of the damned.
Who will be at the great white throne judgment? The skeptics, the mockers, the lukewarm Christians, the atheists, the agnostics, the Hindus, the Moslems, the Jehovah's Witnesses, the spiritists, those that practice Yoga, and the Buddhists, the Mormons, Unitarians, Zen Buddhists, the astrologers, the fortune-tellers, the followers of Christian Science, and all cults will be there. Those that believed in living for "self," who trusted in gold and silver, idols, reincarnation, and in "just being a good person" will find themselves at the great white throne judgment, and then they are cast into the lake of fire.
All that did not die "in Christ," who were Catholics, Protestants, Presbyterians, Methodists, Wesleyans, Lutherans, Episcopalians, Baptists, Church of God, Foursquare, Assemblies of God, Church of Christ, Seventh-Day Adventists, Pentecostals, Charismatics, and Evangelicals, even all denominations shall be at this judgment. All that did not die "in Christ," from all over the earth, shall be before the great white throne.
The religious and nonreligious shall be at this judgment; those that went to good, Bible-teaching colleges and churches and those that did not. Those that were Bible theologians, those that read the Bible, and those that did not will be at this judgment. All who were not in Christ will be there.
Millions of people that "thought they were saved," that thought they were "in Christ" shall be there. They did not do God's Word. They bore no good fruit. They would not do the will of God. They were not "in truth" born-again. Those that thought they were in Christ, but did not love the brethren; those that professed Jesus, but would not repent; those that were ashamed of Jesus and those that witnessed for Jesus, but would not turn from iniquity shall all be at this judgment.
All that chose to live for this world, but not for the world to come, shall be there.
Those that worshiped the beast and his image and took the mark, but died before the judgment of the nations, will be at this judgment, also.
Cain should be there. The rich man, in Lk 16, will be there. The unrepentant Pharisees, scribes, Sadducees, and Herodians shall be there. Those that put Jesus on the cross, should be there. Those that shouted, "Crucify Him, crucify Him," should be there.
Those, today, that oppose God's work and God's people, if they dont repent, will be there.
Multitudes of preachers, priests, Sunday school teachers, Gospel singers, elders, and moral people that were not "in Christ," will be there. Outwardly, they appeared very godly, but they were not "truly saved."
It is appointed unto men once to die. When a person dies, who is not "in" Christ, they go to a place called hell. There they are tormented day and night in the flame until they are brought forth unto the resurrection of damnation. They are delivered up to the great white throne judgment where the books are opened, including the book of life. Here they are judged according to those things that are written in the books, according to their works. The Bible never mentions that there is any singing or praising at this judgment, neither any rewards. It is the judgment of condemnationthe judgment of the damned.
There is no supreme court where the unsaved may appeal. This judgment is final. The results are everlasting. There is no love in the lake of fire. Mercy does not extend into it.
Jesus Christ shall judge.
The heart is searched. Every work is brought into judgment. Every secret thing is revealed. Nothing is hidden or covered. Every secret word that was spoken in darkness shall be heard. Every word that was spoken, even in closets, shall be proclaimed. Every idle (or careless) word that was spoken, they shall render account for it.
Many will try to justify themselves, but their iniquity shall condemn them. Even the rust on their gold and silver shall be a witness against them.
The Word shall judge each person. The Law is the strength of sin, and sin is the sting of death.
Moses will accuse. The men of Nineveh, the Queen of the South, and other saints will be a witness against others in the judgment. Some appear to be judged more severely than others, according to the opportunities that they were given.
Finally, the dreaded moment of unspeakable terror. The nearly countless people, from a myriad of generations, shall be cast eternally into the lake of fire. Probably not a single person who ever lived really understood that this place would be their final and eternal destiny.
Here is the terrifying end for the unsaved, the unrepentant, for those that were not "in Christ." At this judgment, there will be those people that were horribly wicked as well as those who were considered "decent and good," but they rejected Christ. For time without end, day and night, they will never again have any rest from the torment of the burning flame. There will never be any hope of escape or pardon. There will never be any hope of even a few moments of relief from the sufferingthe judgment is final, eternal, and irreversible. Cain will be there, also the rich man, Hitler, and Judas. The inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah, Capernaum, and billions of people from the time of the creation will all be there.
The second death is, death and hell being cast into the lake of fire. And there they shall remain, being tormented forever and ever, with no hope of release. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth for time without end.
Man has created all kinds of false doctrines to try to nullify God's eternal judgment of damnation, such as a third resurrection and purgatory. Some even deny the truth of an eternal lake of fire. Yet it is written, HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT THE SON (the Word) SHALL NOT SEE LIFE-Jn 3:36. IT IS A FEARFUL THING TO FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE LIVING GOD-Heb 10:31. BUT I WILL FOREWARN YOU WHOM YE SHALL FEAR: FEAR HIM, WHICH AFTER HE HATH KILLED HATH POWER TO CAST INTO HELL; YEA, I SAY UNTO YOU, FEAR HIM-Lk 12:5. Once in hell, there is only the great white throne judgment to look for, then the second deathbeing cast into the eternal lake of fire.
Condemnation awaits those that believe not:
Jn 3:18-HE THAT BELIEVETH ON HIM IS NOT CONDEMNED: BUT HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT IS CONDEMNED ALREADY, BECAUSE HE HATH NOT BELIEVED IN THE NAME OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD.
Jn 3:36-HE THAT BELIEVETH ON THE SON HATH EVERLASTING LIFE: AND HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT THE SON SHALL NOT SEE LIFE; BUT THE WRATH OF GOD ABIDETH ON HIM.
He that does not believe on Jesus and does not believe Gods Word is already condemned. That condemnation will take many people to the great white throne judgment and the lake of fire.
3-JUDGMENT UPON THESE CITIES IN THE DAY OF JUDGMENT
Jesus warned those cities that would not receive Him (or those whom He sent) that, when the day of judgment came, it would be better for Sodom and Gomorrah or Tyre and Sidon than for them. Judgment has already come upon the cities mentioned; however, the "great white throne judgment" may also be alluded to here, when the people of these cities will face the final judgment.
It is written, Mt 10:14,15-AND WHOSOEVER SHALL NOT RECEIVE (or welcome) YOU, NOR HEAR (or listen to) YOUR WORDS, WHEN YE DEPART OUT OF THAT HOUSE OR CITY (or town), SHAKE OFF THE DUST OF YOUR FEET. VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, IT SHALL BE MORE TOLERABLE FOR THE LAND OF SODOM AND GOMORRHA IN THE DAY OF JUDGMENT, THAN FOR THAT CITY.
Mt 11:20-24-THEN BEGAN HE (Jesus) TO UPBRAID (or denounce) THE CITIES WHEREIN MOST OF HIS MIGHTY WORKS (or miracles) WERE DONE, BECAUSE THEY REPENTED NOT (or had not turned from their sins unto God-NIV): WOE UNTO THEE, CHORAZIN! WOE UNTO THEE, BETHSAIDA! FOR IF THE MIGHTY WORKS (or miracles), WHICH WERE DONE IN YOU, HAD BEEN DONE IN TYRE AND SIDON, THEY WOULD HAVE REPENTED LONG AGO IN SACKCLOTH AND ASHES (as evidence). BUT I SAY UNTO YOU, IT SHALL BE MORE TOLERABLE FOR TYRE AND SIDON AT THE DAY OF JUDGMENT, THAN FOR YOU. AND THOU, CAPERNAUM, WHICH ART EXALTED UNTO HEAVEN, SHALT BE BROUGHT DOWN TO HELL: FOR IF THE MIGHTY WORKS (or miracles), WHICH HAVE BEEN DONE IN THEE, HAD BEEN DONE IN SODOM, IT WOULD HAVE REMAINED UNTIL THIS DAY. BUT I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT IT SHALL BE MORE TOLERABLE FOR THE LAND OF SODOM IN THE DAY OF JUDGMENT, THAN FOR THEE.
Lk 10:12-15-BUT I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT IT SHALL BE MORE TOLERABLE IN THAT DAY FOR SODOM, THAN FOR THAT CITY. WOE UNTO THEE, CHORAZIN! WOE UNTO THEE, BETHSAIDA! FOR IF THE MIGHTY WORKS HAD BEEN DONE IN TYRE AND SIDON, WHICH HAVE BEEN DONE IN YOU, THEY HAD A GREAT WHILE AGO REPENTED, SITTING IN SACKCLOTH AND ASHES. BUT IT SHALL BE MORE TOLERABLE FOR TYRE AND SIDON AT THE JUDGMENT, THAN FOR YOU. AND THOU, CAPERNAUM, WHICH ART EXALTED TO HEAVEN, SHALT BE THRUST DOWN TO HELL.
4-A PERSON DIES, GOES TO HELL, AND IS TORMENTED WHILE WAITING FOR THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT
When a person dies without Christ, they perish to a place called hell. They shall remain there until they are delivered up to the great white throne judgment.
It is written, Lk 16:19,22,23-THERE WAS A CERTAIN RICH MAN, WHICH WAS CLOTHED IN PURPLE AND FINE LINEN, AND FARED SUMPTUOUSLY EVERY DAY. AND IT CAME TO PASS, THAT THE...RICH MAN...DIED, AND WAS BURIED; AND IN HELL HE LIFT UP HIS EYES, BEING IN TORMENTS. Note, he perished to hell.
Lk 10:10,12-15-If THEY RECEIVE YOU NOT...I SAY...THAT IT SHALL BE MORE TOLERABLE IN THAT DAY FOR SODOM, THAN FOR THAT CITY. WOE UNTO THEE, CHORAZIN! WOE UNTO THEE, BETHSAIDA! FOR IF THE MIGHTY WORKS HAD BEEN DONE IN TYRE AND SIDON, WHICH HAVE BEEN DONE IN YOU, THEY HAD A GREAT WHILE AGO REPENTED, SITTING IN SACKCLOTH AND ASHES. BUT IT SHALL BE MORE TOLERABLE FOR TYRE AND SIDON AT THE JUDGMENT, THAN FOR YOU. AND THOU, CAPERNAUM, WHICH ART EXALTED TO HEAVEN, SHALT BE THRUST DOWN TO HELL. Note, they were thrust down to hell where they remain until they are delivered up to the great white throne judgment.
1 Pe 4:17,18-FOR THE TIME IS COME THAT JUDGMENT MUST BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF GOD: AND IF IT FIRST BEGIN AT US, WHAT SHALL THE END BE OF THEM THAT OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL OF GOD? AND IF THE RIGHTEOUS SCARCELY BE SAVED, WHERE SHALL THE UNGODLY AND THE SINNER APPEAR? The answer is, those that die today without Christ shall appear at the great white throne judgment.
Heb 9:27-(For) IT IS APPOINTED UNTO MEN ONCE TO DIE, BUT AFTER THIS THE JUDGMENT.
Once a person dies without Christ, they shall not be delivered up until the thousand years are finished.
Rev 20:5-BUT THE REST OF THE DEAD LIVED NOT AGAIN UNTIL THE THOUSAND YEARS WERE FINISHED.
Job 14:12-SO MAN LIETH DOWN, AND RISETH NOT: TILL THE HEAVENS BE NO MORE, THEY SHALL NOT AWAKE, NOR BE RAISED OUT OF THEIR SLEEP.
2 Pe 3:7,10-BUT THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, WHICH ARE NOW, BY THE SAME WORD ARE KEPT IN STORE, RESERVED UNTO FIRE AGAINST THE DAY OF JUDGMENT AND PERDITION OF UNGODLY MEN. BUT THE DAY OF THE LORD WILL COME AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT; IN THE WHICH THE HEAVENS SHALL PASS AWAY WITH A GREAT NOISE, AND THE ELEMENTS SHALL MELT WITH FERVENT HEAT, THE EARTH ALSO AND THE WORKS THAT ARE THEREIN SHALL BE BURNED UP. Rev 21:1-(For) THE FIRST HEAVEN AND THE FIRST EARTH WERE PASSED AWAY.
Some say that a loving God would never condemn anyone to the eternal lake of fire. Those that say this neither believe or understand the Scriptures. Neither do they understand the overwhelming love of God, revealed in the Scriptures and in His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. God offers the greatest gift possible to mankindthe gift of eternal life. Those that refuse to receive the forgiveness of their sins, through faith in Jesus Christ, shall pay for their own sins; FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH-Ro 6:23.
It is written, FOR THE LORD LOVETH JUDGMENT-Ps 37:28; AND MERCY REJOICETH AGAINST JUDGMENT-Ja 2:13.
Know this, IT IS A FEARFUL THING TO FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE LIVING GOD-Heb 10:31. Those that have died without Christ, (they) SHALL COME FORTH...THAT HAVE DONE EVIL, UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF DAMNATION-Jn 5:29.
Rev 20:11-AND I SAW A GREAT WHITE THRONE, AND HIM THAT SAT ON IT, FROM WHOSE FACE (or presence) THE EARTH AND THE HEAVEN (or sky) FLED AWAY; AND THERE WAS FOUND NO PLACE FOR THEM.
Rev 20:12-AND I SAW THE DEAD, SMALL AND GREAT, STAND BEFORE GOD (or in front of, or before the throne); AND THE BOOKS WERE OPENED: AND ANOTHER BOOK WAS OPENED, WHICH IS THE BOOK OF LIFE: AND THE DEAD WERE JUDGED OUT OF THOSE THINGS WHICH WERE WRITTEN (or recorded) IN THE BOOKS, ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS (or according to what they had done-NIV).
Rev 20:13-AND THE SEA GAVE UP THE DEAD WHICH WERE IN IT; AND DEATH AND HELL (or Hades) DELIVERED UP THE DEAD WHICH WERE IN THEM: AND THEY (each person) WERE JUDGED EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS (or what he had done).
There appears to be a book of works and also the book of life. Some say that there is a third book, the Lambs book of life-ref Rev 21:27.
6-JESUS SHALL JUDGE
AND HE COMMANDED US...TO TESTIFY THAT IT IS HE (Jesus) WHICH WAS ORDAINED OF GOD TO BE THE JUDGE OF QUICK AND DEAD-Acts 10:42. BECAUSE HE HATH APPOINTED A DAY, IN THE WHICH HE WILL JUDGE THE WORLD IN RIGHTEOUSNESS BY THAT MAN (Jesus) WHOM HE HATH ORDAINED; WHEREOF HE HATH GIVEN ASSURANCE UNTO ALL MEN, IN THAT HE HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD-Acts 17:31. IN THE DAY WHEN GOD SHALL JUDGE THE SECRETS OF MEN BY JESUS CHRIST-Ro 2:16.
7-HOW SHALL PEOPLE BE JUDGED?
FOR HE SHALL HAVE JUDGMENT WITHOUT MERCY, THAT HATH SHEWED NO MERCY-Ja 2:13.
8-WHAT SHALL JESUS DO? WHAT SHALL BE DONE AT THE JUDGMENT?
BUT HE THAT DENIETH ME BEFORE MEN SHALL BE DENIED BEFORE THE ANGELS OF GOD-Lk 12:9.
(For) THEY PROFESS THAT THEY KNOW GOD; BUT IN WORKS THEY DENY HIM, BEING ABOMINABLE, AND DISOBEDIENT, AND UNTO EVERY GOOD WORK REPROBATE-Titus 1:16.
(For) IT WERE BETTER FOR HIM THAT A MILLSTONE WERE HANGED ABOUT HIS NECK, AND HE CAST
INTO THE SEA, THAN THAT HE SHOULD OFFEND ONE OF THESE LITTLE ONES-Lk 17:2.
I THE LORD SEARCH THE HEART, I TRY THE REINS, EVEN TO GIVE EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS WAYS, AND ACCORDING TO THE FRUIT OF HIS DOINGS-Jere 17:10.
(For) BEFORE GOD, NOTHING CREATED IS HIDDEN, BUT ALL THINGS ARE NAKED AND OPEN TO THE EYES OF HIM-Heb 4:13 JNT.117
FOR GOD SHALL BRING EVERY WORK INTO JUDGMENT, WITH EVERY SECRET THING, WHETHER IT BE GOOD, OR WHETHER IT BE EVIL-Ecc 12:14.
FOR NOTHING IS SECRET, THAT SHALL NOT BE MADE MANIFEST; NEITHER ANY THING HID, THAT SHALL NOT BE KNOWN AND COME ABROAD-Lk 8:17.
FOR THERE IS NOTHING COVERED, THAT SHALL NOT BE REVEALED; AND HID, THAT SHALL NOT BE KNOWN-Mt 10:26.
FOR THERE IS NOTHING COVERED, THAT SHALL NOT BE REVEALED; NEITHER HID, THAT SHALL NOT BE KNOWN-
THEREFORE WHATSOEVER YE HAVE SPOKEN IN DARKNESS SHALL BE HEARD IN THE LIGHT; AND THAT WHICH YE HAVE SPOKEN IN THE EAR IN CLOSETS SHALL BE PROCLAIMED UPON THE HOUSETOPS-Lk 12:3.
BUT I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT EVERY IDLE WORD THAT MEN SHALL SPEAK, THEY SHALL GIVE ACCOUNT THEREOF IN THE DAY OF JUDGMENT...AND BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE CONDEMNED-Mt 12:36,37.
TAKE HEED THEREFORE HOW YE HEAR: FOR WHOSOEVER
HATH NOT, FROM HIM SHALL BE TAKEN EVEN THAT WHICH HE SEEMETH TO HAVE-Lk 8:18.
9-WHAT SHALL PEOPLE SAY OR DO AT THE JUDGMENT?
MANY WILL SAY TO ME IN THAT DAY, LORD, LORD, HAVE WE NOT PROPHESIED IN THY NAME? AND IN THY NAME HAVE CAST OUT DEVILS? AND IN THY NAME DONE MANY WONDERFUL WORKS? AND THEN WILL I PROFESS UNTO THEM, I NEVER KNEW YOU: DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY-Mt 7:22,23.
WHEREIN THEY...SHALL GIVE ACCOUNT TO HIM THAT IS READY TO JUDGE THE QUICK AND THE DEAD-1 Pe 4:4,5.
10-WHAT ELSE SHALL JUDGE?
YOUR GOLD AND SILVER IS CANKERED; AND THE RUST OF THEM SHALL BE A WITNESS AGAINST YOU, AND SHALL EAT YOUR FLESH AS IT WERE FIRE. YE HAVE HEAPED TREASURE TOGETHER FOR THE LAST DAYS-Ja 5:3.
HE THAT REJECTETH ME, AND RECEIVETH NOT MY WORDS, HATH ONE THAT JUDGETH HIM: THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN, THE SAME SHALL JUDGE HIM IN THE LAST DAY-Jn 12:48.
THE STING OF DEATH IS SIN; AND THE STRENGTH OF SIN IS THE LAW-1 Cor 15:56.
FOR AS MANY AS HAVE SINNED WITHOUT LAW SHALL ALSO PERISH WITHOUT LAW: AND AS MANY AS HAVE SINNED IN THE LAW SHALL BE JUDGED BY THE LAW; (FOR NOT THE HEARERS OF THE LAW ARE JUST BEFORE GOD, BUT THE DOERS OF THE LAW SHALL BE JUSTIFIED. FOR WHEN THE GENTILES, WHICH HAVE NOT THE LAW, DO BY NATURE THE THINGS CONTAINED IN THE LAW, THESE, HAVING NOT THE LAW, ARE A LAW UNTO THEMSELVES: WHICH SHOW THE WORK OF THE LAW WRITTEN IN THEIR HEARTS, THEIR CONSCIENCE ALSO BEARING WITNESS, AND THEIR THOUGHTS THE MEAN WHILE ACCUSING OR ELSE EXCUSING ONE ANOTHER;) IN THE DAY WHEN GOD SHALL JUDGE THE SECRETS OF MEN BY JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO MY GOSPEL-Ro 2:12-16.
NOW WE KNOW THAT WHAT THINGS SOEVER THE LAW SAITH, IT SAITH TO THEM WHO ARE UNDER THE LAW: THAT EVERY MOUTH MAY BE STOPPED, AND ALL THE WORLD MAY BECOME GUILTY BEFORE GOD. THEREFORE BY THE DEEDS OF THE LAW THERE SHALL NO FLESH BE JUSTIFIED IN HIS SIGHT: FOR BY THE LAW IS THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN. BUT NOW THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD WITHOUT THE LAW IS MANIFESTED, BEING WITNESSED BY THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS; EVEN THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD WHICH IS BY FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST UNTO ALL AND UPON ALL THEM THAT BELIEVE: FOR THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE: FOR ALL HAVE SINNED, AND COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD-Ro 3:19-23.
FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL KEEP THE WHOLE LAW, AND YET OFFEND IN ONE POINT, HE IS GUILTY OF ALL. FOR HE THAT SAID, DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, SAID ALSO, DO NOT KILL. NOW IF THOU COMMIT NO ADULTERY, YET IF THOU KILL, THOU ART BECOME A TRANSGRESSOR OF THE LAW-Ja 2:10,11.
12-WHO ELSE SHALL JUDGE?
At this judgment, some will be used to accuse, condemn, or judge others.
DO NOT THINK THAT I WILL ACCUSE YOU TO THE FATHER: THERE IS ONE THAT ACCUSETH YOU, EVEN MOSES, IN WHOM YE TRUST-Jn 5:45.
THE MEN OF NINEVEH SHALL RISE (up at the judgment) IN JUDGMENT WITH THIS GENERATION, AND SHALL CONDEMN IT: BECAUSE THEY REPENTED AT THE PREACHING OF JONAH; AND, BEHOLD, A GREATER THAN JONAH IS HERE-Mt 12:41; ref Lk 11:32.
THE QUEEN OF THE SOUTH SHALL RISE UP IN THE JUDGMENT WITH (the people of) THIS GENERATION, AND SHALL CONDEMN IT (or them): FOR SHE CAME FROM THE UTTERMOST PARTS (or ends) OF THE EARTH TO HEAR THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON; AND, BEHOLD, A GREATER THAN SOLOMON IS HERE-Mt 12:42; ref Lk 11:31.
AND IF I BY BEELZEBUB CAST OUT DEVILS, BY WHOM DO YOUR SONS CAST THEM OUT? THEREFORE SHALL THEY BE YOUR JUDGES-Lk 11:19.
13-SOME SHALL BE JUDGED MORE SEVERELY THAN OTHERS
Some appear to be judged more critically than others. The Scriptures indicate that a person will be judged more or less severely according to the opportunities which they had to hear Gods Word and come to Christ, also according to the magnitude of the preaching and miracles they heard or saw.
It is written, VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, IT SHALL BE MORE TOLERABLE FOR THE LAND OF SODOM AND GOMORRHA IN THE DAY OF JUDGMENT, THAN FOR THAT CITY. WOE UNTO THEE, CHORAZIN! WOE UNTO THEE, BETHSAIDA! FOR IF THE MIGHTY WORKS, WHICH WERE DONE IN YOU, HAD BEEN DONE IN TYRE AND SIDON, THEY WOULD HAVE REPENTED LONG AGO IN SACKCLOTH AND ASHES. BUT I SAY UNTO YOU, IT SHALL BE MORE TOLERABLE FOR TYRE AND SIDON AT THE DAY OF JUDGMENT, THAN FOR YOU. AND THOU, CAPERNAUM, WHICH ART EXALTED UNTO HEAVEN, SHALT BE BROUGHT DOWN TO HELL: FOR IF THE MIGHTY WORKS, WHICH HAVE BEEN DONE IN THEE, HAD BEEN DONE IN SODOM, IT WOULD HAVE REMAINED UNTIL THIS DAY. BUT I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT IT SHALL BE MORE TOLERABLE FOR THE LAND OF SODOM IN THE DAY OF JUDGMENT, THAN FOR THEE-Mt 10:15; 11:21-24.
AND THAT SERVANT, WHICH KNEW HIS LORDS WILL, AND PREPARED NOT HIMSELF, NEITHER DID ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, SHALL BE BEATEN WITH MANY STRIPES-Lk 12:47. BUT HE THAT KNEW NOT, AND DID COMMIT THINGS WORTHY OF STRIPES, SHALL BE BEATEN WITH FEW STRIPES-Lk 12:48. And those WHICH DEVOUR WIDOWS HOUSES, AND FOR A SHOW MAKE LONG PRAYERS: THE SAME SHALL RECEIVE GREATER DAMNATION-Lk 20:47; ref Mk 12:40.
For AFTER THY HARDNESS AND IMPENITENT HEART TREASUREST UP UNTO THYSELF WRATH AGAINST THE DAY OF WRATH AND REVELATION OF THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT OF GOD; WHO WILL RENDER TO EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS-Ro 2:5,6.
14-WHAT CAN WE DO?
THEREFORE JUDGE NOTHING BEFORE THE TIME, UNTIL THE LORD COME, WHO BOTH WILL BRING TO LIGHT THE HIDDEN THINGS OF DARKNESS-1 Cor 4:5.
THEREFORE IF THINE ENEMY HUNGER, FEED HIM; IF HE THIRST, GIVE HIM DRINK: FOR IN SO DOING THOU SHALT HEAP COALS OF FIRE ON HIS HEAD-Ro 12:20.
WITH THE MERCIFUL (or faithful, or kind) THOU WILT SHEW THYSELF MERCIFUL (or faithful, or kind); WITH AN UPRIGHT MAN THOU WILT SHEW THYSELF UPRIGHT; WITH THE PURE THOU WILT SHEW THYSELF PURE; AND WITH THE FROWARD (or crooked) THOU WILT SHEW THYSELF FROWARD (shrewd)-Ps 18:25-26.
AND ABOVE ALL THINGS HAVE FERVENT CHARITY (or love) AMONG YOURSELVES: FOR CHARITY (or love) SHALL COVER THE MULTITUDE OF SINS-1 Pe 4:8.
15-THE FINAL OUTCOME OF THE UNSAVED
The thought of eternity in everlasting torment is utterly terrifying, yet some shall be punished even worse than others.
Know that THE SEED OF THE WICKED SHALL BE CUT OFF-Ps 37:28. FOR, LO, THINE ENEMIES, O LORD, FOR, LO, THINE ENEMIES SHALL PERISH- Ps 92:9. AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TRANSGRESSORS AND OF THE SINNERS SHALL BE TOGETHER, AND THEY THAT FORSAKE THE LORD SHALL BE CONSUMED-Isa 1:28.
AND DEATH AND HELL WERE CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. THIS IS THE SECOND DEATH. AND WHOSOEVER WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE WAS CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE-Rev 20:14,15. For HE WILL BURN UP THE CHAFF WITH UNQUENCHABLE FIRE-Mt 3:12; INTO THE FIRE THAT NEVER SHALL BE QUENCHED-Mk 9:45; WHERE THEIR WORM DIETH NOT, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED-Mk 9:44,46,48.
And THERE SHALL BE WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH-Mt 24:51; WHEN YE SHALL SEE ABRAHAM, AND ISAAC, AND JACOB, AND ALL THE PROPHETS, IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND YOU YOURSELVES THRUST OUT-Lk 13:28.
For THE AXE IS LAID UNTO THE ROOT OF THE TREES: THEREFORE EVERY TREE WHICH BRINGETH NOT FORTH GOOD FRUIT IS HEWN DOWN, AND CAST INTO THE FIRE-Mt 3:10. For IF A MAN ABIDE NOT IN ME, HE IS CAST FORTH AS A BRANCH, AND IS WITHERED; AND MEN GATHER THEM, AND CAST THEM INTO THE FIRE, AND THEY ARE BURNED-Jn 15:6.
And THE CHILDREN OF THE KINGDOM SHALL BE CAST OUT INTO OUTER DARKNESS: THERE SHALL BE WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH-Mt 8:12.
And THE FEARFUL, AND UNBELIEVING, AND THE ABOMINABLE, AND MURDERERS, AND WHOREMONGERS, AND SORCERERS, AND IDOLATERS, AND ALL LIARS, SHALL HAVE THEIR PART IN THE LAKE WHICH BURNETH WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE: WHICH IS THE SECOND DEATH-Rev 21:8.
The ungodly and those that SPEAK EVIL OF THOSE THINGS WHICH THEY KNOW NOT...CLOUDS THEY ARE WITHOUT WATER, CARRIED ABOUT OF WINDS; TREES WHOSE FRUIT WITHERETH, WITHOUT FRUIT, TWICE DEAD, PLUCKED UP BY THE ROOTS; RAGING WAVES OF THE SEA, FOAMING OUT THEIR OWN SHAME; WANDERING STARS, TO WHOM IS RESERVED THE BLACKNESS OF DARKNESS FOR EVER-Jude 10,12,13.
16-THE SAINTS PRESERVED FOREVER
THE LORD...FORSAKETH NOT HIS SAINTS; THEY ARE PRESERVED FOR EVER-Ps 37:28.
17-MORE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE DESOLATE
FOR MORE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE DESOLATE THAN THE CHILDREN OF THE MARRIED WIFE, SAITH THE LORD-Isa 54:1. The devil has many more followers than Jesus does.
18-THE JUDGMENT OF THE FALLEN ANGELS AND HOST OF THE HIGH ONES
The angels that sinned and left their home and position of authority have been cast into hell. They are awaiting the judgment of the great day. When this judgment shall be held is unclear. The term "the great day" is used several times denoting the time of Jesus return.
Isaiah seems to indicate, at the time of Jesus return, certain "high ones" that are not currently in hell at this time shall then be gathered and shut up in the pit. After many days, their judgment may come during the time when hell delivers up the dead. Should this be true of "these" high ones, then their judgment would appear to come around the time of the "great white throne judgment."
The Scriptures show that the saints shall judge angels.
GOD SPARED NOT THE ANGELS THAT SINNED, BUT CAST THEM DOWN TO HELL, AND DELIVERED THEM INTO CHAINS OF DARKNESS, TO BE RESERVED UNTO JUDGMENT-2 Pe 2:4.
AND THE ANGELS WHICH KEPT NOT THEIR FIRST ESTATE (or positions of authority), BUT LEFT THEIR OWN HABITATION (or own home), HE HATH RESERVED IN EVERLASTING CHAINS UNDER DARKNESS UNTO THE JUDGMENT OF THE GREAT DAY-Jude 6.
AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THAT DAY, THAT THE LORD SHALL PUNISH THE HOST OF THE HIGH ONES THAT ARE ON HIGH (or the powers in the heavens above-NIV)...AND THEY SHALL BE GATHERED TOGETHER, AS PRISONERS ARE GATHERED IN THE PIT, AND SHALL BE SHUT UP IN THE PRISON, AND AFTER MANY DAYS SHALL THEY BE VISITED-Isa 24:21,22.
KNOW YE NOT THAT WE SHALL JUDGE ANGELS? HOW MUCH MORE THINGS THAT PERTAIN TO THIS LIFE?-1 Cor 6:3.
19-THEN COMETH THE END
1 Cor 15:24-28-THEN COMETH THE END, WHEN HE SHALL HAVE DELIVERED UP THE KINGDOM TO GOD, EVEN THE FATHER; WHEN HE SHALL HAVE PUT DOWN ALL RULE AND ALL AUTHORITY AND POWER.
FOR HE MUST REIGN, TILL HE HATH PUT ALL ENEMIES UNDER HIS FEET.
THE LAST ENEMY THAT SHALL BE DESTROYED IS DEATH.
FOR HE HATH PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET. BUT WHEN HE SAITH ALL THINGS ARE PUT UNDER HIM, IT IS MANIFEST THAT HE IS EXCEPTED, WHICH DID PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIM.
AND WHEN ALL THINGS SHALL BE SUBDUED UNTO HIM, THEN SHALL THE SON ALSO HIMSELF BE SUBJECT UNTO HIM THAT PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIM, THAT GOD (which is the Father) MAY BE ALL IN ALL.
PUT DOWN ALL RULE
PUT ALL ENEMIES UNDER HIS FEET
PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET
ALL THINGS ARE PUT UNDER HIM
LL THINGS SHALL BE SUBDUED UNTO HIM
THE LAST ENEMY
HE SHALL HAVE DELIVERED UP THE KINGDOM TO GOD
THEN SHALL THE SON
BE SUBJECT UNTO
Ones escatology can predetermine his/her belief in this event:
Amillennialism and premillennialism, the two prevailing approaches to eschatology among evangelical Protestants, have quite different views of the eschatological judgments. These differences are a reflection of the inherent differences of the systems and each one's schema of the unfolding of future events.
Amillennialists believe that the Bible teaches one general resurrection of all the dead at the end of the present age when Christ returns. This is taken to imply that there is also only one final judgment, since the judgment is said to follow the resurrection (Rev. 20:11-15). The so-called judgment of the nations (Joel 3:1-3), then, is subsumed under this one final judgment. Consequently, all people who ever lived, saved and unsaved, appear before Christ in this final judgment scene.
Premillennialists generally distinguish four judgments: the judgment of believers, the judgment of Israel, the judgment of the nations, and the "great white throne" judgment. These judgments are distinct from one another in subjects, time, and place. Premillennialists disagree among themselves on some aspects of these judgments (especially on those matters that are related to the time of the rapture), but there is general agreement on the judgment of the nations. They understand it to be a judgment of the living Gentile nations by Jesus Christ following his return in glory to the earth (cf. Joel 3:1-3; Isa. 2:4; Matt. 25:31-46). In the usual premillennial scheme this occurs after the seven-year tribulation but before the millennium. The main indictment in the judgment of the nations will be their treatment of Israel (Joel 3:2), but Isa. 2:4 could imply that other wrongs will also be brought to judgment. It must be emphasized that premillennialists understand this as a final judgment of the living nations when Christ returns to earth. The unrighteous living (the goats) go to eternal punishment, but are first judged for their works (since they have rejected the works of Jesus Christ) at the Great White Throne Judgment; the righteous (sheep) who have treated Israel well and who submit to the messianic King--- enter the earthly millennial kingdom (cf. Isa. 60:12).
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