Judgment of Non-Believers

 

 

 

 

 

End Times Theology The Great Tribulation The Second Coming / the Day of the Lord The Millennium The Reward of Believers - The Judgment Seat of Christ Then judgment of unbelievers - The Great White Throne Eternity: The New Heaven and the New Earth, The New Jerusalem, The New Nations &  The Lake of Fire

Judgment of the Non-Believers

 

The Great White Throne Judgment

The Second Resurrection

(The Pagan Resurrection)

At the end of the Millennium

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON BELIEVERS WHO ARE ALIVE AT THE COMING OF THE LORD WILL BE JUDGED ON THE DAY OF THE LORD

NON BELIEVERS WHO HAVE DIED BEFORE CHRIST RETURNS WILL BE RAISED FROM HADES AFTER THE MILLENNIUM TO BE JUDGED AT THE GREAT WHITE THRONE

 

 

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Day of the Lord

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Christ will Redeem the Church just before his Second Coming - the Day of the Lord.

Non Believers (The Nations) who are alive when Christ comes with the armies of heaven on the Day of the Lord will be divided into two groups (The Sheep - who were kind to God's people and The Goats - who persecuted God's people).  The Goats will be sent to everlasting punishment and the Sheep will received the reward prepared for them since the creation of the world - eternal life as the Nations on Earth during the Millennium and in Eternity. 

The Believers will be with Christ in Heaven during the Millennium and will reign over the Nations on the Earth. 

The Dead Outside of Christ will not be Judged until the end of the Millennium at the Great White Throne.

After the Millennium, the believers descend from Heaven as the Bride of Christ to be the New Jerusalem on the New Earth surrounded by the New Nations.   The Nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.  On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there.  The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.

In the New Jerusalem, there will be the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stands the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.  There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. 

 

 

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Revelation

CHAPTER 11 TWO WITNESSES PROPHESY FOR 1260 DAYS  -  THE SEVENTH TRUMPET - THE KINGDOM OF THE WORLD HAS BECOME THE KINGDOM OF OUR LORD
CHAPTER 12 A WOMEN AND HER OFFSPRING  ARE PURSUED BY A DRAGON FOR 1260 DAYS
CHAPTER 13 THOSE WHO ARE NOT SAVED WORSHIP THE BEAST WHO COMES UP OUT OF THE SEA.  HE IS GIVEN POWER  FOR 42 MONTHS TO MAKE WAR AGAINST THE SAINTS AND CONQUER THEM.  -  ANOTHER BEAST COMES OUT OF THE EARTH AND PERFORMS MANY MIRACULOUS SIGNS -  HE KILLS THOSE WHO DO NOT WORSHIP THE FIRST BEAST OR TAKE HIS MARK -  HIS NUMBER IS 666
CHAPTER 14 THE 144000 ARE REDEEMED FROM THE EARTH  - THE HOUR OF TRIAL STARTS - THE - THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH ARE WARNED NOT TO TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST OR WORSHIP HIM - PATIENT ENDURANCE IS CALLED FOR - THOSE WHO DIE IN THE LORD ARE BLESSED - FINALLY THE EARTH IS HARVESTED
CHAPTER 15 SEVEN ANGELS WITH SEVEN PLAQUES APPEAR
CHAPTER 16 THE SEVEN BOWELS OF GODS WRATH ARE POURED OUT
CHAPTER 17 THE PUNISHMENT OF THE GREAT PROSTITUTE IS ANNOUNCED
CHAPTER 18 THE FALL OF BABYLON IS ANNOUNCED
CHAPTER 19 GREAT MULTITUDES IN HEAVEN SING PRAISE TO GOD - THE WEDDING OF THE BRIDE AND THE LAMB TAKES PLACE - THE NATIONS ARE JUDGED BY THE ARMIES OF HEAVEN AND THE WORD OF GOD -  THE BEAST AND THE FALSE PROPHET ARE THROWN INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE
CHAPTER 20 THE BELIEVERS REIGN WITH CHRIST FOR A THOUSAND YEARS - THE DEVIL IS THROWN INTO THE ABYSS FOR THE DURATION OF THE MILLENNIUM - HE IS THEN RELEASED FOR A WHILE BUT IS SOON THROWN INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE -   THE NON-BELIEVERS ARE RESURRECTED AND JUDGED AT THE GREAT WHITE THRONE
CHAPTER 21 ALL THINGS ARE MADE NEW  - THE BRIDE DESCENDS FOM HEAVEN- GOD DWELLS WITH MAN
CHAPTER 22 NEW HEAVEN - NEW EARTH - NEW JERUSALEM - NATIONS - LAKE OF FIRE

 

 

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When Jesus returns at the end of the Great Tribulation, the dead and living in Christ will be called up to be with him in the clouds.  (First Resurrection and the Rapture)

Those who are left on Earth are called the Nations and will be non-believers who are not born again and do not have the Spirit of God.  They will be divided into the 'Sheep' and the 'Goats' on the Day of the Lord.

The Dead who did not take part in this First Resurrection (ie unbelievers) will be resurrected at the end of the Millennium to be judged at the Great White Throne.

Those whose names are not written in the Lamb's book of life will die a second death in the Lake of Fire.  Death itself will also be thrown into the Lake of Fire.

Satan also gets thrown into the Lake of fire at the end of the Millennium after being released from the Abyss for a short period. 

The antichrist and the false prophet were thrown into the Lake of fire a thousand years earlier at the beginning of the Millennium when Christ returned to strike down the Nations (The Battle of Armageddon).

The believers (who took part in the first resurrection) descend from heaven as the Bride of Christ to become the New Jerusalem.

Those who are not condemned at the Great White Throne at the second resurrection (the pagan resurrection) become the Nations. 

 

 

 

 

ON THE DAY OF THE LORD, CHRIST  WILL LEAD THE ARMIES OF HEAVEN TO JUDGE THE NATIONS ON THE EARTH

Isaiah 13:1-11 An oracle concerning Babylon that Isaiah son of Amoz saw:
Raise a banner on a bare hilltop, shout to them; beckon to them to enter the gates of the nobles.  I have commanded my holy ones; I have summoned my warriors to carry out my wrath-- those who rejoice in my triumph. Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude! Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms, like nations massing together! The LORD Almighty is mustering an army for war. They come from faraway lands, from the ends of the heavens-- the LORD and the weapons of his wrath-- to destroy the whole country.  Wail, for the day of the LORD is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.  Because of this, all hands will go limp, every man's heart will melt.  Terror will seize them, pain and anguish will grip them; they will writhe like a woman in labor. They will look aghast at each other, their faces aflame.  See, the day of the LORD is coming --a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger-- to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it.  

Revelation 7:9-17  After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.

Jude 1:14-15  Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men: "See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts they have done in the ungodly way, and of all the harsh words ungodly sinners have spoken against him."

 

 

 

 

AT THE END OF THE GREAT TRIBULATION, A GREAT MULTITUDE IN HEAVEN SHOUTS GODS PRAISE

Revelation 19:1-6 After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, for true and just are his judgments. He has condemned the great prostitute who corrupted the earth by her adulteries. He has avenged on her the blood of his servants." And again they shouted: "Hallelujah! The smoke from her goes up for ever and ever." The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who was seated on the throne. And they cried: "Amen, Hallelujah!" Then a voice came from the throne, saying: "Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both small and great!" Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: "Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
 

 

 

THEN COMES THE WEDDING OF THE BRIDE AND THE LAMB

Revelation 19:7-10 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.  Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear." (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.)  Then the angel said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!'"  And he added, "These are the true words of God." At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
 

 

 

THIS IS FOLLOWED BY THE JUDGMENT UPON THE NATIONS AND THE DEFEAT OF THE BEAST (WHICH IS THE ANTICHRIST) AND THE FALSE PROPHET WHO ARE THROWN INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE

Revelation 19:11-21 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and TrueWith justice he judges and makes war.  His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.  He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.  The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.  Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter."  He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.  On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.  And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, "Come, gather together for the great supper of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and mighty men, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, small and great." Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army. But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. The rest of them were killed with the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.
 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MILLENNIUM STARTS, SATAN IS THROWN INTO THE ABYSS WHERE HE IS LOCKED UP AND KEPT FROM DECEIVING THE NATIONS FOR A THOUSAND YEARS

Revelation 20:1-6 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain.  He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.  He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.  I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.   (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection.   Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.

The second death is the punishment for those who are judged at the Great White Throne at the end of the Millennium.
 

 

 

 

THE DEVIL IS THROWN INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE AT THE END OF THE THOUSAND YEARS AFTER BEING ALLOWED TO CAUSE TROUBLE FOR THE NATIONS FOR A SHORT TIME

Revelation 20:7-10 When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth--Gog and Magog--to gather them for battle.  In number they are like the sand on the seashore.  They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God's people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them.  And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Pagans are still present on the earth during the Millennium. There will be some pagans who survive Armageddon.They would have to be 'sheep' who were kind to God's people and they must have refused the Mark of the Beast.

Satan will be released from his prison at the end of the Millennium. He will once again cause the Nations to rebel against God's people (the 144000 Jews) but he will not succeed. Fire will come down from Heaven and destoy them (the Battle of Gog and Magog) and the Devil will be thrown into the Lake of Fire finally for all of eternity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AT THE END OF THE MILLENNIUM THE DEAD ARE RAISED FOR JUDGMENT AT THE GREAT WHITE THRONE - THIS IS THE SECOND RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD

Revelation 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.
 

The believers are called up to be with Christ in the clouds at the beginning of the millennium / end of the Great Tribulation. This is the first resurrection of the dead.

Living non believers are judged shortly after this; before the Millennium starts  (Sheep and Goats).

Born again Believers reign with Christ in heaven during the Millennium.

The 144000 Jews repopulate the Earth during the Millennium along with some of the Sheep Nations who survive the battle of Armageddon on the Day of the Lord.

The Dead outside of Christ are raised at the end of the Millennium to be judged at the Great White Throne.  This is the second resurrection of the dead (a pagan resurrection).

In eternity, there is no more death or Hades as they have been thrown into the lake of fire.

All who accept the Mark of the Beast during the Great Tribulation will be thrown into the Lake of Fire which is where the Beast and the False prophet were thrown at the end of the Great Tribulation.

False Christians (Weeds) and The Nations who persecuted God's people (Goats) and all who refuse to walk in the Light and love evil will go to the Lake of Fire for all eternity.

The sea will no longer exist in the New Heaven and Earth.

 

 

 

HELL (HADES) IS A TEMPORARY PLACE OF PUNISHMENT WHERE GOD PUTS THOSE WHO ARE WAITING FOR JUDGMENT AT THE GREAT WHITE THRONE

2 Pet 2:4  For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment;

2 Pet 2:9-22  if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.   This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings;  yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not bring slanderous accusations against such beings in the presence of the Lord.  But these men blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts they too will perish.  They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.  With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable; they are experts in greed--an accursed brood!  They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Beor, who loved the wages of wickedness.  But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a donkey--a beast without speech--who spoke with a man's voice and restrained the prophet's madness.  These men are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them.  For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of sinful human nature, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error.
They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity--for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him.  If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning.  It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.  Of them the proverbs are true: "A dog returns to its vomit," and, "A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud."



         

 
 

THE LAKE OF FIRE IS THE SECOND DEATH WHERE THE UNSAVED SPEND ETERNITY

Mat 5:22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca, ' is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell.

Mat 18:9  And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.

Mark 9:43  If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.
 
Revelation 21:8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."

Revelation 22:15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. 

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End Times Theology The Great Tribulation The Second Coming / the Day of the Lord The Millennium The Reward of Believers - The Judgment Seat of Christ Then judgment of unbelievers - The Great White Throne Eternity: The New Heaven and the New Earth, The New Jerusalem, The New Nations &  The Lake of Fire