Great White Throne Judgment – 1

The most awesome passage in the Bible is “The Great White Throne Judgment.” There will be a time of judgment for those who reject Jesus. The unredeemed will stand before the Great White Throne and judgment will be passed upon them. Will you have to stand there?

Read Rev. 20:11-15

“Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” (NIV)

The Final Judgment

This passage describes the final judgment of unredeemed mankind. Notice, it says the “dead, both great and small” stand before this Great White Throne Judgment. They were judged according to what they had done on the earth. Notice that everything we do is recorded in the great book. There is nothing that escapes God. He knows everything that you have ever done.

God’s Judgment Is For The Ungodly

God is very specific as to who this judgment is for. Romans 2:5-6 (NIV): “But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. God ‘will give to each person according to what he has done.’”

Those who have not accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior are writing a huge book with their lives. If you have not been born again, everything you have ever done is recorded in God’s great book. When you stand before God, it will all be revealed to you and there will be no hiding what you have done while you were here on the earth.

This Is God’s Judgment

This is not a time when the ungodly will try to justify what they have done on the earth. This will not be like an earthly trial where the condemned try to prove their innocence. This is not a trial, this is a Judgment. If your name is not written in the Book of Life, it will be in the other book, which might be called the book of the dead.

There is no way that you can justify anything that you have done. You cannot even blame God for the life that you have lived. You made the decisions concerning your own life, you cannot blame anyone else.

You Will Not Be Able To Hide Anything

Remember what Jesus said in Luke 12:2-3 (NIV): “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.”

Eccles. 12:14 (NIV) tells us: “For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.”

This will not be a time to weigh your good deeds against your evil deeds. This is not what determines you eternal destiny.

There Is Only One Way To Escape This Final Judgment

Take heed to the words of Jesus when He said: John 14:6 (NIV): “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” That is the truth. No one enters heaven except through Jesus Christ. Unless you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you will not be able to enter God’s heaven.

“But,” you say, “I don’t believe that; everyone gets to go to heaven.” However, think about this. If you are correct, you have nothing to worry about, and neither do I. On the other hand, if the Bible is correct, where will you spend eternity? Will it be in heaven where I will be spending eternity? Go to “How To Live Forever” and learn how to live forever with God.

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