The Great White Throne Judgment

"11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; 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 in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." (Revelation 20:11-15)

Now that human history and time are completed John sees the awful event that ushers in eternity. The Millennial earth and heavens dissolve before the eternal glory of God. All that he sees now is God sitting on His white throne and the unsaved dead whom He resurrected.

These resurrected dead include some of the greatest men and women who ever lived and others whom history does not remember. Sadly, these persons are those who for one reason or another rejected the saving truths of God and His Son Jesus Christ. God will judge each of these persons according to the works they did while they were alive.

As the writer of the book of Hebrews states:

"26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." (Hebrews 10:26-31)

Indeed, it will truly be a fearful thing for the unsaved at the Great White Throne judgment when they "fall into the hands of the living God."


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