More Good News or More Bad News…It’s Your Choice…
The Word of God reveals that Jesus Christ will one day judge every person who has ever lived (Acts 10:42). At that time, unbelievers will be exiled from God’s presence, and believers will stand before Jesus with full comprehension of His extravagant grace.
True followers of the Savior, however, have nothing to fear, as this judgment is not for the purpose of determining salvation—that was settled the moment they first put their faith in the Son of God. And as Romans 8:1 reassures us, “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Instead, the Lord will judge His own for the purpose of rewards.
In other words, though none of us can live a perfect life here on earth, we do not need to dread this face-to-face time of reckoning with our Savior. Christ’s judgment is not a punishment; it is a reminder that we are pardoned.
On that day, we will stand before the Lord, clothed in Christ’s righteousness and forgiven of every single sin. And we will at last fully comprehend the depth and breadth of His grace and love for us.
When the Bible speaks of the last judgment, it is not similar to taking a final test to see whether we pass or fail. That type of judgment has already taken place. This last judgment is the public recognition of decisions long-since made.
The last judgment is also known as the Great White Throne judgment. Jesus spoke of the eventual judgment of all humanity.
Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth – those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.
John 5:28, 29
The following will be judged at the Great White Throne Judgment.
- The Unsaved Dead Of All Time
- The Fallen Angels
- The Millennial Believers
- All Of Wicked Humanity
The people judged at the Great White Throne will include all those who have rejected the message of God. They are raised at this final judgment. They will be cast into the Lake Of Fire for all eternity with no hope of returning.