White Throne Judgment is only for the Lost
It’s amazing so many believers live in fear of dying and the judgment at the end of time. Fire and brimstone preachers bellow from their pulpits if you don’t do this or if you do that you’re in danger of hell and the lake that burns with fire and brimstone. That is using scare tactics to try to bring you under control and submission in most cases. Now I assure you some are just trying to help you escape the torment of hell and turn and be saved, but for many, it’s just a ploy to scare you so you’ll continue to attend their denomination or church, sort of keeping you in bondage to them. The problem is, for most people it doesn’t work, but for many, the fear of hell is the reason for their salvation. The term “it will scare the hell out of you” is correct in this case. Many people like me got saved out of fear of losing their soul, but then took years to understand the Love of God, the pure love He has for us that He offered a way from going to hell and eternal damnation by the blood of His Son Jesus Christ. The reasons are many churches teach fear instead of love; teach rules instead of grace, and religion instead of the freedom from condemnation in Jesus Christ.
Obviously you must be born again to escape hell, so how does that happen? Here is what the Son of God said “That which is born of flesh is flesh, and that which is born of Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I have told you, You must be born again. The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit (John 3:6-8).” Then later in the same chapter Y’shua (Jesus) made an astounding statement in verse 18 “he who believes in Him (Jesus) is NOT JUDGED; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” There you go; those who are born again are not judged in the great white throne judgment spoken of in Revelation. Believers are only judged for their works at the judgment seat of Christ. Let’s take a look…..
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may be recompensed (to receive or reward, to compensate) for His deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. It’s the believers works being judged, not their sins, for we already know that all sins of the believers were judged in Christ at Calvary and there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Rom. 8:1) This judgment will take place in the air following the first resurrection; the dead in Christ shall rise first. There is a thousand years between the resurrection of the saved and unsaved (Rev 20:4-5). You feeling better now? What a relief to know that. Our spirit is sealed for the day of redemption (Eph 4:30) our only fear should be to make sure our motives of good deeds are done with love at the center. If we do things out of guilt or under bondage of religion, the deeds will be burned up and no reward will be given. This is why a religious spirit (attitude) is so harmful, it is not love, and it’s demonic and evil and condemning. It puts you into bondage and makes you a slave of rules and people instead of freedom in Christ where no law exist, but love. Remember how mad the Pharisees got at Jesus and the believers because they didn’t follow all the rules? Love God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself is the only rule for the Christian believer. To the Lost here is what is in store if you don’t repent and believe on Jesus and become born again.
And I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth, and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things written in the books, according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. And death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire (Rev 20:11-15).
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life, for God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged.” Jesus said “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s shall save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what shall man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels (Mark 8:34-38)
“Do not fear those who kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell…. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered….Therefore do not fear; you are of more value than many sparrows. Everyone who shall confess Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven, but whoever shall deny Me before men, I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven (Matt 10:28-32).
“Jesus said there is Nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. Repent and give your life to Jesus and be set free and forgiven………