For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God. – Romans 14:10,12
The Coming Great Day of Judgment. Holy and just is the Lord God who must bring all sin to a conclusion on the great Day of Judgment – the great and awesome Day of the Lord, the Day of Eternity, the end of this age, the end of time. On this day, God will judge all sin that has ever been committed in the world, and sin will be eradicated, banished from His creation and creation will again be restored itself to a rightful state, where there is no more sin, suffering or death.
This will be the most awesomely hopeful, or dreadful, day for all mankind depending on whether you are in sin or not when you stand before the Lord on that Day. There has never been a court day in history like it before, nor will there ever be again.
We will all stand before the Supreme Court of the Lord on that day and give an account for everything we’ve said and done, for it is written: “nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light,” and “whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon the housetops.”
On this great and awesome Day, all sin will be judged for what it is (worthy of death), and then all things sinful (those not covered by the blood of Christ, keep reading) will be thrown into the lake of fire (hell) with Satan, the devil and his angels who sinned, for all eternity – this is eternal death. Only those without sin can enter heaven with God in eternal life.
All the deeds of man, over all of history, will be made known and judged. God will judge our motives as well as our actions, for He knows the thoughts of man. Nothing can be hidden from God.
Everything whispered in the dark will be shouted from the rooftops. No-one who has ever lived, past, present or future, will escape that judgment! We will all stand before the Lord on that day, for “it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment.”
Scripture says that Jesus Himself will be our judge on that day; but He will also be the attorney for those who have accepted Him. How remarkable! We will all stand before Him on that Day, the lost (those who died in sin) on His left, the saved (those who died in Christ) on His right.
You see, there are only two great families on Earth, and everyone who has ever been born or will be born belongs to one of those families. There are either those who are “of their father the devil”, or those who are of their father the Lord God. You belong to one family, or the other; there is no other option. In fact, if you say to yourself: “Well, I’m just not going to choose either…”, you’re only deceiving yourself. By default, you are of your father the devil, for he is ruler of this world. By not choosing, you have chosen to remain in sin, and therefore chosen who you follow.
At this Judgment, the books will be opened (every action, thought and deed you do in your life is recorded), and then “every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall give praise to God,” also written as: “at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father,” for as you will soon read Jesus is the Lord God Himself. Even those who did not believe in God and His Christ will bow down and declare Jesus as Lord, to the glory of God. Then judgment will happen.
Your spiritual state (your eternal state of sin or righteousness before God) is fixed (set in stone, permanently unchangeable) at the time of your death for all eternity and determines your eternal destiny. If you die before Christ returns, it was fixed at the time you died; if you are alive when Christ returns, it will be fixed on that day Christ appears on the Day of Judgment.
There are no “second chances” after you die. You either die in sin or in righteousness. Those who are in sin (unrighteous) at the time of death will remain in sin for eternity; those who die righteous at their death will remain righteous for all eternity. You must prepare to meet God while you are alive in this life, not after you die! Remember, your spirit lives on forever, it is eternal, the only unknown is whether it will live on in a state of sin or righteousness.
If you are covered by the blood of Jesus, your sins are forgiven and forgotten, as “far as the east is from the west”, blotted out for all eternity. If you are not covered by the blood of Christ, you will have to be your own attorney and plead/argue that you are holy and righteous before God Himself; and friend, no-one is holy and righteous. Even one little teensy tiny sin ever committed by you will condemn you as guilty of sin. Remember, nothing can be concealed before God at that time.
As mentioned, Jesus will be your judge (remember He is God), for “all Judgment has been given to Him.” Why? Because He became a man unto death, and was tempted in all things as we are, so he knows what we have gone through here in this fallen world. This makes Him a fair judge. He experienced what we do in this fallen world, and was tempted to sin like we are, and yet He remained perfect and sinless unto death. He was victorious over sin and death and the power of the devil; He defeated Satan at the cross, for us.
And Jesus judgment on that great day won’t be swayed by clever arguments of law by a slick attorney, nor the subtle twisting or omission of facts, nor the twisting of words and meanings, nor by claiming ignorance, nor by excuses as often happens in the courts of this world. He knows all and will judge all – righteously, fairly, truthfully and correctly. Gods justice won’t be flawed like human vengeance; it will be holy perfect just and perfectly administered in just the right amount to just the right people. And no, the “devil made me do it” excuses won’t hold on Judgment Day; God is not mocked.
It’s only pride and arrogance that causes one to think that they can hide anything from God Himself, Creator of all. You will have to answer for every single sinful thought, deed, action and motive that you’ve ever done.
In summary, at this final Judgment, each of us will individually hear a verdict of either: a) not guilty (declared righteous and justified, forgiven of our sins, or b) guilty (of being in sin). Friend, you want to hear “not guilty”! That verdict will be rendered by God as indicated, and it will stand unchangeable for all eternity.
Friend, eternity is a very (very, very, very…) long time! Matthew Henry writes this on eternity:
“Note, the reason why people are so eager in the pursuit, and so entangled in the pleasures of this world, is, because they do not know, and believe, and consider, the eternity which they are upon the brink of. Did we know aright that all these things [of this material world] must shortly be dissolved, and we must certainly survive them, we should not set our eyes and hearts so much upon them as we do.”
H.M. Riggle in Beyond the Tomb writes this on eternity:
In Isaiah 57:15, it is said that God “inhabiteth eternity.” This is the only text in the Bible where the word “eternity” occurs. It is one of the greatest and most comprehensive words in any language. In life, we are the subjects of Time. We are told, however, that the day is approaching when an angel shall swear “by him that liveth for ever and ever that there shall be time no longer” (Revelation 10:6). This means eternity.
Time has a beginning and ending. It is a fragment of eternity. It might be likened to a small island in the midst of the ocean. Gradually its sands are washed away by the mighty billows [waves] which sweep against its shores. By degrees it is being washed away until at length—God only knows how soon—the billows of eternity will sweep over and wash away the last sands of time, and nothing will remain but eternity.
Time is a measured portion of duration. Moments, hours, days, weeks, months, years, centuries, and ages, measure time. But eternity! No cycle of years can measure it. It is a boundless ocean, a shoreless sea, or as Paul expresses it, a “world without end.” It is without beginning or ending. It takes ten hundred thousand years to make a million; a thousand million to make a billion; a thousand billion to make a trillion; a thousand trillion to make a quadrillion; a thousand quadrillion to make a quintillion; a thousand quintillion to make a sextillion; a thousand sextillion to make a septillion, a thousand septillion to make an octillion; a thousand octillion to make a nonillion; a thousand nonillion to make a decillion (which when expressed in numerical form looks like this very very large number: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000). But even this vast number does not express eternity.
Let us suppose that a bird comes from a far distant planet, making one trip in each decillion years. It carries away as much water in its tiny beak as it can contain. The length of time required by that bird thus to transfer to the distant planet all the waters contained in the springs, rivers, lakes, and oceans, would not measure eternity. After carrying away all the waters, suppose the bird still continues its journeys to earth, coming but once in a decillion of years, and carries away in its tiny beak a grain of sand from the seashore, or a bit of dust. That bird could carry away the entire globe on which we live, and yet eternity would not be measured.
Dear reader, you are going to eternity. We shall all soon be there. Death is the gateway each of us must pass through, and death fixes our destiny either in heaven or in hell. You are now forming a character for eternity. You are sowing seed, the harvest of which you must there reap. Now is the only time to prepare.
God inhabits eternity; it is His palace. When we attempt to span the marvels and glories of this divine dwelling-place, with its illimitable [without limits] corridors of space, we are lost in amazement. In the “high and holy place”—heaven—beyond galaxies, and stretching into immensities and infinities, God “inhabiteth eternity.” As already expressed, the only way we finite creatures can form an idea of eternity is by going step by step up to the largest measures of time we know of, and then on and on, till we are lost in wonder. Eternity is vaster than the vastest.
“A perpetual duration which has neither beginning nor end.”—Charnock
“Beyond is all abyss, eternity, whose end no eye can reach.”—Milton
“Oh, if we could tear aside the veil, and see but for one hour what it signifies, to be a soul in the power of an endless life, what a revelation would it be.”—Horace Bushnell
“Eternity has no gray hairs. The flowers fade, the heart withers, man grows old and dies, the world lies down in the sepulcher of ages, but time writes no wrinkles on the brow of eternity.”—Bishop Heber
“Sow the seeds of life; and in the long eternity which lies before the soul, every minutest grain will come up again with an increase of thirty, sixty, or a hundredfold.”—F. W. Robertson
This is what I write about eternity:
“The strange thing about eternity
is that it rushes at you very slowly at first,
and then suddenly, all at once it’s here!” – R. John Anderson
The time of this Day has been fixed beforehand by God Himself and is rapidly approaching; only God knows the day (date) when this will happen. This Day could be today, or tomorrow, or the next day. Only those who have prepared ahead of time (during their own lifetimes) to meet the Lord on that Day can stand with the hope of eternal life.
And now friend, I hope you are sitting up and paying attention, as I’m going to lay it on hard and heavy with you now, mincing no words, and speaking emphatically with all candor, directness and passion, but I do this for you – my goal is to wake you up out of slumber. Pay attention!
Scripture says that this great Day of Judgment will happen AT THE SAME TIME as Christ’s next return (His 2nd coming, i.e. advent). The first time Jesus came to Earth, he came humbly and meekly, as a suffering servant, to die on the cross as an atoning sacrifice for our sins; the next time He comes/returns, He will come in full power and glory as Lord God of all to execute judgment.
Contrary to many false teachings, there will be no further warnings given also. Scripture tells us that this Day will come “like a thief in the night”, when most are least expecting it. The warnings in Scripture about this very matter are numerous, explicit and very clear.
I’m here to declare to you right here and right now the cold hard truth today that all biblical prophecy has been already fulfilled, even from the book of Revelation – with the exception of Judgment Day and the events which follow.
There are NO MORE EVENTS LEFT in Bible prophecy remaining to unfold before Christ returns and the great Day of Judgment begins – when the skies light up and Christ and all His holy angels are revealed in flaming fire for all to see by everyone alive on the Earth and even those under the earth and under the sea (the living and the dead)! Be not deceived!
THERE ARE NO FURTHER WARNINGS, NOR SIGNS OR WONDERS TO BE GIVEN BY GOD BEFORE JESUS COMES AND JUDGMENT DAY ARRIVES, COINCIDENT WITH CHRIST’S RETURN!
Do not just take my word for it, seek truth yourself, search the Scriptures to confirm that what I’m am telling you is indeed true. Be not deceived by the wolves and false teachings on this subject which abound in every direction and on every side (see our Wolves chapter later in this book).
There will be no more signs or wonders to seek, or other nonsensical political, social, economic or nationalistic agendas, wars, natural disasters before Judgment Day arrives. There will be no more signs and wonders in the heavens (sun, moon, stars) or anything else to come along which will reveal the nearness of Christ’s return on Judgment Day. If you are looking to the stars, blood moons, mystical signs and wonders, astrology, or false teachings of man, you will be deceived and not ready for this Day of Judgment when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in flaming fire from with all His holy angels coming to execute judgment.
There will be no “secret rapture” of the church first (this is a false teaching), followed by a “7-year great tribulation” period (another false teaching), nor some “1000-year earthly millennial reign of Christ” from Jerusalem during which you will have time to finally decide to see if all this “religion and Jesus stuff” is true and then finally repent and accept Christ!
Furthermore, there is no specific “Antichrist” person that we are all waiting to appear before Christ returns. There also is no mystical “666 Mark of the Beast” (tattoo, barcode, chip implant, or whatever) waiting to happen; this mark has been and still is already happening to all those who reject Christ, by choosing the things of this world and man over Christ.
If you listen to what most of modern Christianity is teaching on this subject, or even worse, what is blaring out in stunning and deafening volume from the secular media world, you will be deceived! Even those who do not even believe the bible and haven’t read it want to and try to tell you all about Bible prophecy! It boggles my mind to watch many Christians listen to and believe what SECULAR sources give and widely repeat as their interpretation of Scripture, and in particular of Bible prophecy! Astounding!
In the same way that God’s instruction and prophecy had ceased for the approximately 400 years before Christ was born in Bethlehem, in similar fashion today, with “the perfect” having come (the completed Canon of Scripture – Genesis to Revelation), all prophecy (secret or otherwise) and explicit communication from God to the world has again ceased until Christ’s second coming. There simply is no need for further revelations.
And the world is in awful sleep regarding all this; it’s staggering to think that people go to great pains and effort to plan their next weekend sporting event or vacation, but they won’t even lift a finger or spend even the smallest amount of time to plan and prepare for their own eternity. Friends, that sounds like it matches today exceedingly well, as the world all around that I see marches on in awful sleep, ignoring and blatantly mocking God, pursuing its own worldly self-interests, lusts, desires, idols, fame and fortune and the ways of man, and suppressing the truth of Jesus Christ in their unrighteousness.
The only thing holding back the Judgment day right now is the unbelievable patience and lovingkindness of God, to allow time for more to accept Christ. Yes friend, we are on the very brink of eternity. Yes, it could happen this very day! Be not deceived.
You cannot prepare for your eternity after you die – for your spiritual state was sealed at death! You must prepare right here, right now, in this life. So, friend, do not delay in your contemplation of this matter of eternal moment.
Noah was preaching repentance to the antediluvians for nearly 120 years, all the while building the ark; no-one listened to him until it was too late! One day, the skies opened, and the flood happened.
It was the same in Sodom and Gomorrah, one morning started just like all the rest had for as long as they could remember, but then suddenly fire rained down from heaven on them in judgment.
It is EXACTLY similar today, I repeat again to be abundantly crystal clear without any ambiguity whatsoever: no further warnings will be given! Do not be deceived by the many (many!) false teachings in this area! They are designed to lull you into complacency and procrastination on ensuring your own eternal destiny. Remember, Satan and his forces of evil are very real, and they mean to get your total destruction!
I already mentioned this but is worth repeating again because the glaring noise of false teachings on this today are drowning out the truth: Christ’s return will be just “as in the days of Noah.” For in the days of Noah, by the Spirit of Jesus, through Noah preached the coming judgment by flood for 120! Years all the while Noah was building the ark – but NO-ONE listened! That’s right: NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON LISTENED. It is exactly the same prelude today – we are preaching that the judgment is coming, and in fact it grows very near. So, let him who has ears to hear, hear! The only warning(s) left for you are what we are writing to you about as specified in Scripture – in effect, the preaching of this book.
For most of us, this Judgment Day will occur after we die, unless Christ returns during our lifetimes (which is entirely possible!), so we must prepare for it now, while we are alive. There is nothing you can change after you die, for it is written: “it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment.”
At judgment day therefore, your sins will either be on you or on Christ. There is no other place for them to go – it must be one or the other. And “God is not mocked”; He sees and hears everything. Your sins aren’t hidden from God even if you pretend or think they are
So, use today wisely therefore knowing this as you now do, for it is written “now [today] is the day of salvation” for you personally. If you are hearing this message now and God is causing a stirring in your heart, don’t ignore Him. Please Keep reading to see how we each can become “without sin” and stand before the Lord on that day holy and blameless through the gift of God. The rest of this book covers exactly that.
It might be at this point in the book you are also feeling a little discouraged, like there is a heavy weight or burden placed on you and there is no hope. If man is so sinful and fallen and separated by God, what can I possibly do? But keep reading! There’s good, no great news ahead. We are now going to get to the “good news” part of the gospel message and show you how you can obtain the hope of eternal life.
In fact, it’s not at all about what you need to do or about what can you do of yourself; it’s about what someone has already done for you! I think you can guess by now, that someone is Jesus Christ.
Please also know that the only reason that this Day has not already come, and you are still able to read this book now, at this time on this day, is that the Lord is (unbelievably) patient towards mankind (and me, and you) out of His abundant lovingkindness and mercy so that more can have time to come to repentance and turn to Him – so that you can still have time to turn to Him. But, just as in the days of Noah and in the days of Sodom, the time will come when Time itself is up and Judgment Day arrives.
It’s not surprising that it’s right here on this very step that that you also encounter an ABSOLUTE AVALANCHE of false teachings, all designed to deceive you from preparing for this Day of Judgment now, today, this very day – not tomorrow, or next week, or next month, or next year, or whatever.
These false teachings (deceptions) are ALL designed to TRICK YOU OUT OF YOUR ETERNAL LIFE! And if they can’t trick you out of it, they will trick you into procrastinating and sharing the gospel message with others in urgency, as you think there is “more time, more signs, more wonders yet to come”. Be not deceived!
And friend, while the “evolution” false teaching is primarily brought to you by the secular world who denies God, note and be aware that most of these false teachings are brought to you by what APPEAR to be Christians (which in fact many are not): Christian churches, denominations, pastors, publications, books, movies, etc. These are what Scripture calls “wolves in sheep’s clothing.” They can be just as deadly to your eternal life.
And finally, remember that eternal life can only be found in the presence of God, who creates and sustains all life everywhere – and only those not in sin at death will be allowed in the presence of God in Heaven. Those who die in sin (through their own choice) will be banished to hell, which is a real literal place of “outer darkness,” where there is “weeping and gnashing of teeth,” away “from the presence of The Lord,” with the memory of their sins searing into their consciousness for all time. That is the torment of hell.
But be of good cheer! In the next chapter, we now get to the hope and “good news” part of the gospel message. We’ll cover how you can know Jesus and decide to accept Him as your Lord and Savior – for it is He alone that can save you from sin.
We’ll start with a little background on who Jesus of Nazareth was. This begins in the next chapter. Hope is right around the corner, on the very next pages…
False Teaching(s) You Will Encounter:
- Annihilation after death,
- Hell isn’t real,
- 2nd chance after death,
- Everyone will eventually be saved (Universalism),
- The “secret rapture”,
- Olivet Discourse Distortions,
- Setting of dates for Jesus’ return,
- “Earthly millennial reign of Christ” will occur before Judgment Day (this is known as “Dispensational Premillennialism”),
- Waiting for “the Antichrist” person to arise,
- Bizarre interpretations of the “Mark of the Beast” (i.e. 666),
- Waiting for the “3rd Temple” to be built,
- Waiting for the “Battle of Armageddon”,
- Waiting for specific political events to occur first (Gog and Mag bizarre interpretations, etc.)
- and there are even others!
And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him. – Hebrews 9:27-28
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. – 2 Corinthians 5:10
Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man [Jesus] whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.” – Acts 17:30-32
“Truly, truly, I [Jesus] say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself; and He gave Him [Jesus] authority to execute judgment, because He [Jesus] is the Son of Man. Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.” – John 5:25-29
For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall give praise to God.” So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God. – Romans 14:10-12
For this reason also, God highly exalted Him [Jesus], and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. – Philippians 2:9-11
Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon the housetops. – Luke 12:3
“For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. – 2 Chronicles 16:9
For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil. – Ecclesiastes 12:14
Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance? But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who will render to each person according to his deeds: to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life; but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation. – Romans 2:4-8
“As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. – Matthew 3:11
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” – Matthew 3:2
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. – Romans 1:18-25
But the Lord abides forever;
He has established His throne for judgment,
And He will judge the world in righteousness;
He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity. – Psalm 9:7-8
For the Lord is our judge,
The Lord is our lawgiver,
The Lord is our king; – Isaiah 33:22
God is a righteous judge. – Psalm 7:11
He summons the heavens above,
And the earth, to judge His people. – Psalm 50:4
And men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous;
Surely there is a God who judges on earth!” – Psalm 58:11
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
Let the sea roar, and all it contains;
Let the field exult, and all that is in it.
Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy
Before the Lord, for He is coming,
For He is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
And the peoples in His faithfulness. – Psalm 96:11-13
And the heavens declare His righteousness,
For God Himself is judge. – Psalm 50:6
You caused judgment to be heard from heaven;
The earth feared and was still
When God arose to judgment,
To save all the humble of the earth. – Psalm 76:8-9
Rise up, O Judge of the earth,
Render recompense to the proud. – Psalm 94:2
It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” – Jude 1:14-15
For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed—for our testimony to you was believed. – 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and will then repay every man according to his deeds. – Matthew 16:24-27
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. – 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” – Revelation 21:8
Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.” For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water. But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which [that day, not 7 years, or 1000 years later!!!] the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation. – 2 Peter 3:3-15
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. – 1 Thessalonians 4:16
For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; – 1 Thessalonians 5:2-4
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.” – Matthew 24:36-39
“But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.
“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven. And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the heaven.” This expression, “Yet once more,” denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire. – Hebrews 12:25-29
[Note: Sin will be consumed, destroyed at the end of time (this church, gospel age, on the Day of Judgment), for God is holy]
It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God. – Hebrews 10:31
[note — this verse only applies to sinners, those who are not covered by the righteousness of Christ on the Day of Judgment – keep reading…]
For the Lord will execute judgment by fire
And by His sword on all flesh,
And those slain by the Lord will be many. – Isaiah 66:16
And the devil who deceived them [all those who followed him instead of Christ] was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. – Revelation 20:10
“Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’ Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?’ Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” – Matthew 25:31-46
Then I saw a great white throne [on the Great Day of Judgment] 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. Then 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. – Revelation 20:11-15
And nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it [the Heavenly New Jerusalem], but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. – Revelation 21:27
“Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy.” – Revelation 22:11
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish. – Psalm 1
The Lord is righteous in all His ways
And kind in all His deeds.
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
He will also hear their cry and will save them.
The Lord keeps all who love Him,
But all the wicked He will destroy. – Psalm 145:17-20
Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. – Mark 13:31
This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. – Matthew 24:14
“And behold, I [Jesus] am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book.” – Revelation 22:7
[Note: Many misunderstand this verse. By “quickly,” Jesus didn’t mean it would happen “right away” in nearness of time to the date that the book of Revelation was written; He meant that when He does return, things will unfold very fast, or “quickly”….and that includes the Day of Judgment. It will happen so rapidly, when so many are unprepared for it coming, that there will be NO CHANCE to prepare to stand before God if you haven’t prepared ahead of time (i.e. now, today, while you are alive).]
He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. – Revelation 22:20