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by Tim Lahaye.

Revelation 20:11-15 And I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. And death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

When Will The Great White Throne Judgment Occur?

The Great White Throne Judgment will occur at the end of the 1000 year Millennium Kingdom reign of Christ upon the earth.

What Occurs Just Before This Judgment?

Satan is released from his captivity in the bottomless pit and once more engages in battle against God. He deceives many into joining him in this futile event. Fire comes down from heaven and devours the followers of Satan, while Satan himself is cast into the Lake of Fire. Then the unsaved dead of all time appear before The Great White Throne Judgment.

Description Of The Throne:

The throne is considered “great” due to its enormous size (In contrast to those mentioned in Revelation 20:4). It is also great due to the one who occupies the throne and the significance of the judgment.

The color of the throne (white) signifies the purity of the One seated on the throne. It pictures the equity with which justice will be administered. It also points to the righteousness of the judge and verdict.

The Occupant Of The Throne:

It is unclear who the occupant of the throne is exactly. Some look to John 5:22-23 for an answer.

For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him (John 5:22-23)

Who Will Be Judged?

All people who have ever lived that had no relationship with Jesus and did not look forward to the day when the Messiah would come.

Believers in Christ will not take part in the Great White Throne Judgment. Instead they will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ (2 Cor. 5:10).

The Basis Of The Judgment:

The basis is pretty clear. Gal. 3:10 teaches that those who live under the law and not under Christ will be judged by the law. This will not be a favorable judgment since both the Old Testament (Isaiah 64:6) and New Testament (Romans 3:23) teach that all people have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. While at the human level many will consider themselves righteous at the divine level No one will be found righteous except for Christ who caries the title LORD our righteousness. For more n this plese read The End Of The Law.


For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil
(Ecclesiastes 12:14).

This is one judgment that you don't want to be at!


The Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy by Tim Lahaye.

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