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The Great White Throne Judgment

 

The New Testament teaches that there are two resurrections – one for the saved and one for the unsaved. In what is referred to as the first resurrection, all the saved will be resurrected, but not all at the same time. However all the saved will be resurrected by the end of the Millennium. In the second resurrection, all the unsaved are resurrected at the same time. The second resurrection takes place at the time the Bible calls “The Great White Throne Judgment”. This judgment takes place after the Millennium because the Millennium is the final testing period of mankind.

Although many believe that everyone will stand before the “Great White Throne” for judgment, the Bible does not teach this. Those who are in this judgment are the ones who have refused to act upon the revelation of God, and refused to come into fellowship with Him. They face eternal darkness and no hope for the future.

Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire” (Rev. 20:11-15).

The last verse of the book of Isaiah says it this way. “And they shall go forth and look upon the corpses of the men who have transgressed against Me. For their worm does not die, and their fire is not quenched. They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh” (Isa. 66:24).

After this final resurrection and judgment, all rebellion will have been eradicated, and God can move to the final stage of His master plan for the ages. He will create a New Heaven and a New Earth.

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“Includes all the wicked dead from the days of Cain down to the last apostate from millennial glory. There will not be one there who has not passed through the article of death– not one there whose name has been set down in life’s fair Book– not one there that shall not be judged according to his own very deeds– not one there who shall not pass from the dread of realities of the Great White Throne into everlasting horrors and inneffable torments of the Lake of Fire that burneth with fire and brimstone. How awful! How terrible! How perfectly dreadful!” C.H. Mackintosh.