…Great White Throne Judgment :: By Dr. Donald Whitchard

No Parole, No Appeal, No Hope: Great White Throne Judgment 

“And I saw a great white throne and Him that sat upon it, from whose face the earth and heaven fled away, and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God, and the books were opened, and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life, and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and Death and Hell delivered up the dead which were in them, and they were judged, every man according to their works. And Death and Hell were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire” (Revelation 20:11-15, KJV).

There are only two places where your soul can go after death, according to the Bible. Either you will be heaven with God the Father, the Lord Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the redeemed of all history, or in hell with the devil, his angels, and the wicked of all history to be tormented for all eternity. There is no reincarnation, no purgatory, no nirvana, no paradise with virgins and the pleasures of carnality, no mere end to life forever in a grave pushing up daisies and becoming food for worms, and no mystic “spirit guides” to lead you into some state of bliss and harmony that your guru or shaman taught to you. You are going to come to the end of your life by some means, and the question is, “Are you prepared?”

Whether you like it or not, or somehow find it “offensive” and “narrow-minded,” the Sovereign Lord, creator and sustainer of all life and design, made only one way to eternal life and salvation, and that is only through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Period. You will never be able to do anything in your own power or ability to make yourself righteous before Him. The Bible tells us that salvation is from the LORD, and Him alone (Psalm 27:1, 37:39, 62:2; Isaiah 12:2, 25:9, 45:22, 52:13-53:12; John 10:9; Acts 4:12; Romans 6:23; 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 John 5:11). You can embrace Him as Lord and Savior or reject His offer of salvation and peace and go your way.

I am bound by The Spirit of God and the truth of His Word to warn you of what you will face at the end of your life if you continue to turn down His gift of mercy and grace. You will be in hell, which the Scriptures describe as a place of eternal fire and punishment (Matt. 25:41, 46), outer darkness (Matt. 8:1), and eternal destruction in the Lake of Fire (2 Thess. 1:9; Revelation 19:20).

Hell was created to be a place of punishment specifically for the devil and his angels (Matt. 25:41) but will also be the eternal abode of the wicked, disobedient, and those who have rejected the Gospel (Matt. 10:15; Romans 2:8-9; Rev.21:9). It will also be where the Beast (Antichrist) and the False Prophet are thrown in alive to suffer torment for their wickedness (Rev.19:20), along with all who have taken his mark and worshipped him during the coming global Tribulation (Rev. 14:11).

Let me present what is about to take place on the earth according to Bible prophecy and show you that this does not have to be your fate.

One day in the future, the Lord Jesus will appear in the clouds, announced by the trumpet of an archangel. At that moment, all the dead in Christ will rise from their graves, be given new incorruptible bodies and united with their soul, as will those Christians who are alive at that time. All the believers will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air, and we will be with Him always. This is the event known as the Rapture of the church (John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51-58; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 3:10). If you have given your life over to the Lord Jesus, you will be in this departure. If not, you will be left behind to endure the horrors of what the Bible refers to as “The Great Tribulation” (Rev. 6).

You will witness the rise of an individual, along with an associate, who will bring order to the confusion and chaos that will follow the Rapture. It will probably take some time to do this, and he will organize a government system that will be global in nature, with one currency and the binding of all world religions into one category, and the establishment of a temporary façade of peace (Daniel 9:27; 2 Thess.2:3; 1 John 2:18, 4:3; 2 John 7; Rev. 6:1-2, 13:1-10, 16-18, 19:19-20).

You will have to make a choice whether to take this human monster’s identification mark in order to survive or reject it and be a fugitive and probable martyr, especially if you come to Christ at that time. If you take the mark and swear allegiance to this world leader, you have consigned your soul to hell forever (Rev. 14:9-11). Meanwhile, a series of judgments from God occurs and will increase in misery, death, and hardship. The worshippers of the beast will blaspheme God, and along with other rebels, undergo perpetual suffering as punishment for their sins.

There will be a multitude who will come to Christ during this time that cannot be counted (Rev.7:5-17, 11:1-14, 14:6-7) through the preaching of the 12,000 Jewish evangelists, the Two Witnesses, and an angel. Though the Holy Spirit’s power of restraining evil has been lifted (2 Thess.2:6-7), He will still be present on the earth to convict and draw people to Christ for salvation (John 16:5-15).

The beast will severely persecute the Jews and Christians; he will be determined to execute all of them, but not before the Lord Jesus returns in glory to the earth to rescue His people, destroy the works of the devil and his followers, and establish His kingdom on earth with Jerusalem as His capital, where we will rule and reign with Him for a thousand years (Isaiah11:1-9; Matt.26:64; Mark 14:62; Luke 21:27; Acts 1:11; 2 Peter 3:10; Rev.19:11-21, 20:4-6).

The devil will be bound in the bottomless pit during this time (Rev. 20:1-3) and then be released to lead one final rebellion against God and His people, which will fail as quickly as it starts (Rev.20:7-10). He will be cast into the lake of fire for eternity along with his followers, never to cause evil or chaos again (Isaiah 14:16-17). This will be at the end of the millennial reign of Christ, and the time of the last judgment of unredeemed humanity.

They will be brought up out of hades, and the sea will give up its dead. The bodies of every spiritually lost person will be reunited with their soul. The heavens then depart, and the damned will have no place to hide or defense attorney to plead their case. There will be no plea bargains, and the decision of the Righteous Judge, the Lord Jesus Christ, will be final, with your life as the evidence upon which He will convict and sentence you. Your destiny will be the Lake of Fire and its torments forever (Rev.20:11-15).

Who will be in that condemned multitude?

  1. There will be those who were openly antagonistic towards God, rebellious enemies of the Gospel who cursed Christ during their time on earth (Rev.21:8).
  2. There will be those who were apathetic towards the things of God, who allowed the message of the Gospel to fall on their deaf ears, more concerned with the world’s affairs and no interest in spiritual things (Luke 14:18; Acts 24:25; Hebrews 2:3).
  3. There will be the ones who were at best amoral. They did not care one way or another about the issues of right and wrong and were more interested in themselves more than others (Matt.24:12).
  4. The perverse will be there. These were the degenerates who dealt in pornography, sex slavery, pedophilia, and the attempts to hide it from the public, along with people who practiced perverse lifestyles that were in direct violation of God’s standards (Romans 1:26-28; 1 Cor.6:9-10).
  5. The religious will be there. They were the ones who attended church, or were ministers and elders, or had positions of respect in the community, or practitioners of other faiths apart from Christianity. Their common bond was that none of them had a relationship with Jesus Christ and had been false converts that had paid lip service to the LORD but did not live a life dedicated to the LORD (Matt.7:21-23; Mark 7:6; Luke 6:46; Titus 1:16).

Every one of these people will be shown their works listed in God’s books, where everything was recorded, and nothing hidden. Death and hell are no longer needed or wanted and are cast into the Lake of Fire where the devil, his demons, the beast, and false prophet are in torment and eternal punishment, never to leave. The unredeemed have all been tried and sentenced to eternity in the Lake of Fire as well and have seen the face of the Lord Jesus Christ for the final time. Their names were not in the Lamb’s Book of Life, and they now know that it is too late.

The eternity of misery and torment now sinks into their condemned souls. They are doomed forever without hope or mercy. Instead, they will be under the wrath of God, and there will be no relief for them forever. They are thrown into the Lake of Fire and will join the screams and agony of the rest of the unredeemed in what will be their dwelling place with no end.

Will you be in this group, or have you made peace with God through Jesus Christ? Get that issue settled NOW (2 Cor. 6:2). He is ready to save and forgive you, and you are a fool if you walk away from your only hope of mercy and grace. Do not ignore or laugh this off, please. Once you take your last breath, your opportunity to make things right with the LORD will be gone. Repent of your sins and surrender your life to Christ today and receive the gift of eternal life and the heavenly home that will be waiting for you.