Great White Throne Judgment – 3

God gave us the Law for a purpose. It was originally given to the Hebrew people because Abraham listened and obeyed God when he heard him. God wants all people to be good enough to get into His heaven. God gave us His Law so that we would know that we cannot be good enough on our own, we need God Himself in our lives to be “good enough.”

God gave His Only Son, Jesus so that we wouldn’t have to live under the Law and be judged by it. All we have to do is to accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. And until we do this, we are still living under the Law and we will be judged according to God’s Law.

Are You Under The Law?

Rev. 20 says that everyone whose name is not in the Book of Life will stand before God at the Great White Throne Judgment. If your name is not in this Book of Life, you are still living under the law and you will be judged under the law.

Listen to what Romans 3:19 (NIV) says: “Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God.”

The Law Was Given To Us By God

This “Law” was given to us in the Old Testament. It was given to the Hebrew nation, but it is for the whole world. It is actually summed up in the 10 commandments. This is the law under which all people will be judged. To be considered “righteous” in the eyes of God, you have obey every part of it. Have you? This is the law by which those standing in the Great White Throne Judgment will be judged.

We will be held accountable to God for how well we have kept his law. As you stand before Him, you will not be able to justify what you have done or how you have lived. You will only be able to answer to how well you have kept God’s law.

No one has ever been able to fully keep God’s law. This is why it is called “the law of sin and death.” God knew that we are on this earth, we could not fully keep his law. This is why the Hebrews had to continually atone for their sin through daily sacrifice.

God Provided an Escape

But God did not give up on us. In fact, He planned for our salvation even before He created us. Listen to what Eph. 1:4 (Living Bible) says: “Long ago, even before he made the world, God chose us to be his very own through what Christ would do for us; he decided then to make us holy in his eyes, without a single fault–we who stand before him covered with his love.”

Jesus came into the world at the proper time, in God’s perfect timing. Do not be concerned about those people who lived before Jesus came. God did provide for them. In fact, we will see those who did live for God at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. They are the guests that are said to come to this wedding.

We Do Not Have To Be Under The Law

This is why God sent His Only Son to die on the cross. God wanted to make it easy for us to be “good enough” to enter His heaven. Yes, when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we become “good enough” in the eyes of God to enter His heaven. Yes, we are set free from the law of “sin and death.”

Listen to Romans 8:2 (NIV): “because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.” When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are no longer under the law so we cannot be condemned by the law.

How is this possible? The next verse tells us. Romans 8:3 (NIV): “For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man.”

God loves us so much that He paid the penalty for sin Himself. So, we have a choice. We either pay the penalty for our sin or we accept God’s remedy for our sin. It is your choice and it is an eternal choice. The choice you make here on earth will determine your destiny for all eternity.

What Happens To Those Condemned Under The Law?

Rev. 20:14 (NIV) says: “Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.” Second Death? The first death is a physical death, the separation of our physical body from our spirit. The Second Death is a separation of our spirit from the presence of God.

And who experiences this Second Death? Rev. 20:15 (NIV) tells us: “If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.”

If you have not accepted Jesus as Your Lord and Savior, your name is not yet written in the Book of Life. The Bible very definitely tells you what your eternal destiny is. However, you can change this by accepting Jesus as Your Lord and Savior. Go to “How To Live Forever” and you will understand how to escape eternal damnation.

If you have already accepted Jesus as Your Lord and Savior, “How To Live Forever” will give you the information you need to lead others to salvation through Jesus.

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