Understanding the different Judgments, Part 4
The nature of the judgement befalling mankind
Our next inquiry, would naturally be, what would be the nature of the judgment, which shall befall
mankind? In other words, is it something to be feared and dreaded by mankind or what? Once again let
us turn to the scriptures to answer this question.
“… for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall
come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done
evil, unto the resurrection of judgment.” John 5:28, 29
“They that have done evil” To whom does this imply?
This includes all those who have not come up to the divine standard of worthiness for the
resurrection of life. That would include all of the remainder of the world, all who have not been approved
by God; not only the heathen, non-believers, but also including, many professing believers, as the
scriptures clearly show.
“These people draw near to me with their mouths, and honor me with their lips; but their hearts
are far from me. And in vain they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of
men.” Matt 15:8, 9
“Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof…” 2 Tim 3:5
“Not every one who says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he who
does the will of my Father which is in heaven. MANY (Not only a few, but “many”) will say to me
in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out
devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then I will declare to them, I never
knew you: depart from me, you who practice iniquity (unrighteousness).” Matt 7:21-23, also see
Many of these who, having heard something respecting Jesus, have not fully responded to the
privileges afforded them, not having consecrated themselves fully and completely to God, as the
apostle Paul instructed believers in Rom 12:1
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, (believers in Christ) by the mercies of God, that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice, (consecrated unto God, See Psa 50:5) holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service.”
It is important to understand that only those who have fully consecrated themselves to the Lord
are begotten of His spirit. Those who merely per fess a faith in the Lord and the work of redemption
accomplish at Calvary have only taken the first step towards justification. That is the reason for the
apostle Paul’s injunction in Rom 12:1
And thus (they) are still un-justified both by a true faith based on the truth which they have never really
received, (having not received the Holy spirit which leads them to that truth), and on obedience to that
truth, thus these have not escaped “the condemnation that is on the world.”
It is also important to grasp, and understand fully that one cannot be “justified”, “set-free” by
error nor from a mixture of truth and error, this is clearly stated by the word of the Lord Himself.
“The Lord’s Word”, “…If ye abide in (my word), [then] are ye truly my disciples; and ye shall
know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31, 32
“The Fathers Word”, “I have given them (Your word)…Sanctify them (Set them apart,), by your
truth, your word is truth.” John 17: 14,17
“Of his own will he begot us by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his
creatures.” James 1:18
Back to our question, what will be the nature of the judgment, which shall befall mankind?
“And I saw a great white throne, and him that 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, 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."
Rev 20: 11, 12
“For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or
whether it be evil.” Eccl 12:14
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
Both of theses last two scriptures not only apply now, but they shall also apply to mankind in the
Millennial age, the time for the judgment of the world.
As for the first scripture Rev 20:11 and 12 “the great white throne judgment” that judgment will be
conducted by “him that sits on that throne”, the Christ, Head and Body, “…the man, whom the
Lord has ordained…” as for “the dead”, these are those who are still in their sins, having not been
justified, i.e. the remainder of the world.
The purpose of this judgment is not only to convict men of their sins, but it is also to help mankind to
rid themselves of those sins, and to return to them all that was lost because of the fall, (Acts 3:19-
21), to make them right, justified, thus to establish justice and righteousness throughout the earth,
So it becomes apparent that the very ones being judged are to be blessed by that judgment. (Gen 22:
The trial or “krisis” of the world will be alone similar lines as that, which the Church has experienced, in
that it is an individual trial.
“In those days (the time of the judgment of the world) they shall say no more, the fathers (Adam)
have eaten a sour grape (sinned), and the children’s (all of Adam’s children) teeth are set on edge.
But every one shall die for his own iniquity; every man that eats the soul grape, (sins), his teeth
shall be set on edge.” Jer 31:29, 30
“Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that
sins, it shall die...” Ezek 18:4
“The soul (the individual) that sins, it shall die: the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither
shall the father bear the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the
wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him, But if the wicked turn from all his sins that he hath
committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live,
he shall not die. None of his transgressions that he hath committed shall be remembered against him: in
his righteousness that he hath done he shall live. Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked? Says the
Lord Jehovah; and not rather that he should return from his way, and live?” Ezek 18:20-23
“For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dies says the Lord Jehovah: wherefore turn yourselves,
and live.” Ezek 18:32
We now see by the word of God that every individual shall be given an individual trial in which the
finial decision on their right to life will be based on their own individual conduct and effort, and no longer
on their “fathers” (Adam). Let us now examine what will be the requirements of this judgment.
We will take another look at Rev 20:12 in our next segment.
PREVIOUS PAGE INDEX NEXT PAGE