Q. You said at the Second Coming of Jesus, He will gather all the people together and send the believers to repopulate the earth in the Millennium and the unbelievers to eternal judgement. But, they aren’t dead yet. Do you mean they continue to live out their lives knowing that is their destiny or are they killed by the brightness of His coming? What am I missing? And what happens at the end of the Millennium, does Jesus go through the same process all over again?
A. Matt. 25:41 explains the outcome of this judgment for unbelievers. Jesus said, “Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” In Matt. 25:46 He said, “Then they will go away to eternal punishment.”
I believe this means they will be removed from earth to begin their eternity of punishment immediately.
As for the judgment at the end of the Millennium, we’re only told that anyone whose name is not written in the book of life will be thrown into the lake of fire (Rev. 20:15).