The Great White Throne Judgment

Q. A the end of the Millennium, who will be resurrected? Will they all be judged at the Great White Throne? Will we witness this? that is, will we see the resurrected before the Throne? Will they all be sent to Hell? Some have said we will be aware of their punishment; that we will be taken to see the damned and witness their condition. In Eternity, will we, can we, be aware of the damned?

A. At the end of the Millennium the unsaved dead from all ages will be resurrected to face judgment at the Great White Throne (Rev. 20:11-15). I tend to think the Church will not witness this judgment. If it’s true that the rapture brings a new life of everlasting joy, how could we be made to witness the judgment of unbelievers, some of whom we’ll know?

The dead will be judged according to their works, but since the only work God requires of man is that we believe in the one He sent (John 6:28-29), I assume this will be the standard for judgment.

In John 15:5 and 1 Cor. 3:12-15 we’re told that work we do apart from the Lord is of no value, no matter the outcome, so I don’t think unbelievers will be judged on the “quality” of their lives. Those whose names aren’t found in the Book of Life will go into the Lake of Fire.

Isaiah 66:24 says the people of Earth will be able to look upon the dead in their torment during the Millennium , but I don’t believe this passage deals with eternity.

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