Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white
throne, and him that sat upon it, from whose face the
earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no
place for them.
WORLD WIDE TERRORISM & NATURAL DISASTERS!
THESE ARE SIGNS THAT:
JUDGMENT DAY IS NEAR!
WHAT IS THE JUDGMENT DAY?
Is it a literal twenty – four hour day? Is it a day
filled with fear & quaking? A day set aside to
sentence every man woman & child who has lived to a
place of eternal bliss or a place of eternal suffering &
Or is the judgment day scenario entirely different from
CONSIDER BRIEFLY THE JUDGMENT DAY –
TWO VIEWPOINTS: GOD’S & MAN’S
VIEW of the Day of Judgment began to be introduced in the
Second Century and human fear and superstition made it worse
and worse over the years until it became man’s worse
nightmare. Man’s mind became filled with visions of
monstrous demons, which God employed to torture the billions
of mankind. And what made this nightmare more horrifying
was the realization that our family, neighbors & friends
might be among these billions! And while these unfortunate
ones are being tortured day in and day out without end,
the small remnant of fortunate faithful ones supposedly
look over the battlements of Heaven and rejoice in the misery
of the unfortunates…
VIEW (found in the Bible) however is very different. In
fact, the Bible represents the judgment day as a period
of glory and blessing. The Psalmist for instance calls upon
humanity and all creation to rejoice because the Lord would
come to judge the earth in righteousness and the poor with
equity (Psalm 98:9)
to the Bible, the world's Judgment Day will be mankind’s
time of opportunity for coming to a knowledge of God. Then
with this PROPER KNOWLEDGE man will be tried, tested, or
judged, as to their willingness to serve and obey God and
His righteous government. Those found heartily obedient
will be granted everlasting life with every joy and blessing
appropriate to man in his perfection. Those rebellious to
the light of the righteousness of Jehovah will be destroyed
in the Second Death without hope of any future whatever.
judgment day according to the scriptures will be the time
when all the heathen will have their trial, after they shall
all be brought by Messiah's Kingdom to a clear knowledge
of the Truth. That will be the time in fact, when the great
masses of Christendom will for the first time hear of the
real character of God and His requirements of them.
some of them may have been in churches occasionally and
may have seen Bibles occasionally, nevertheless the eyes
of their understanding were darkened. They saw not; they
heard not; they understood not. Why? Because the god of
this world blinded them by replacing the truth with error,
by replacing a God of love with a demonic God. (Mat 13:13,14;
2 Cor. 4:4)
Judgment Day, the thousand years of Messiah's Kingdom, will
not only bind Satan, but chase away with the glorious beams
of the Sun of Righteousness all the darkness, superstition
and error of the world (Rev. 20:1,2; Mal. 4:2; Isa. 60:2).
The Church will not be judged during that thousand-year
Judgment Day, because her trial, her judgment, takes place
now--during this Gospel Age. The saintly few who will gain
the great prize of joint-heirship with the Redeemer, Messiah,
will be His Queen and sit with Him in the Great White Throne
of Judgment mentioned in the text; as the Apostle declares,
"Know ye not that the saints shall judge the world?"
(Psa. 45:9; Rev. 3:21; 1Cor. 6:2)
VIEW OF JUDGMENT:
ONLY ERRONEOUS BUT UNREASONABLE
hold the view that man, "born in sin, shapen in iniquity,"
(Psa. 51:5) and depraved in all of his appetites, will be
condemned of God in the Judgment Day on account of this
heredity and environment, for which he is not responsible.
This theory also holds that the heathen also will be damned
in that Judgment Day, because they did not know and didn’t
accept "the only name given under heaven" (Acts
4:12). This unreasonable theory also states that the masses
of civilized society would in that Judgment Day be damned
because they did not live perfectly (an impossibility due
of us who view the Judgment day from God’s perspective
(according to the scriptures) see that the death sentence
was upon Adam and his entire race, which were in his loins
when he sinned (Rom 5:12,18,19). We see that they could
not be put on trial a second time until released from the
first sentence. We see that their release will be at the
Second Coming of Messiah in the glory of His Kingdom, when
He shall cause the knowledge of the Lord to fill the whole
earth and open all the blinded eyes (Isa. 11:9; 35:5).
because of having satisfied the claims of Justice against
the race, the Great Redeemer, as the Mediator of the New
Covenant, will grant the world of mankind another judgment
or trial--additional to the one given to Adam, in which
they all failed and from the penalty of which failure Jesus
redeemed them. True, the measure of light and knowledge
now enjoyed and willfully sinned against will work as a
corresponding degradation of character; all downward steps
will need to be retraced.
Great White Throne"
does the whiteness of "The Great White Throne”
of (Rev. 20:11) indicate symbolically?
symbol white represents purity. So "The Great White
Throne" represents the purity of the justice and judgment
that will be meted out by the Great Redeemer as the Messiah-King.
The heavens and earth that will flee away from the presence
of that throne are not the literal heavens and earth, but
the symbolic. The symbolic heavens are the religious ruling
powers and the symbolic earth is the present social arrangements.
These will not be able to stand in the presence of that
people of earth in this day will not be judged nationally
nor by parliaments and systems in society, but individually.
The judgment or trial will not merely test those living
at the time of the establishment of the Kingdom, but will
include all the dead. The books of the Bible will then all
be opened—that is, understood. All will then see that
the Golden Rules laid down by inspiration through Moses
and the Prophets, Jesus and His Apostles, are the very ones
with which God will require people in the future and which
Messiah will then enable the willing and obedient to comply
by assisting them up out of their sin and degradation. The
judgment of that time, the test, will not be of faith, for
knowledge will be universal and all the darkness and obscurity
created by ignorance and superstition will have passed away.
The test at that time will be of works, whereas the tests
of the Church at the present time are of faith.
Book of Life Opened
the Lamb's Book of Life (Rev. 13:8) alone is open and only
those called to be members of the Bride class and who accept
the call are written therein. But in the great day of the
world's trial or Judgment, another book of life will be
opened (Rev 20:12). A record will be made of all who, by
obedience, show themselves worthy of everlasting life on
the human plane, and, if faithful, they will eventually
be accepted of the Father to life eternal.
about those who will not give their hearts to the Lord and
be obedient to the laws of the Messianic Kingdom? These
will fail the test! And failing the fairest most favorable
test that could possibly be given, these will prove themselves
incorrigible, unworthy of life, so they "shall be destroyed
from amongst the people." (Acts 3:19-23).