Jesus Will Judge the Lost by His Word
Adventure 12: God's Plan for the Future
On the day of resurrection and judgment, how will Christ judge unbelievers, those sinners who rejected Him as Lord and King?
Christ will judge unbelievers by the absolute authority of His Word. John 12:48 – "He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him - the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day."
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All those who die in their sins will be raised again to be judged. All unbelievers will stand before the “Great White Throne.” Revelation 20:11 – Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.
The Great White Throne is the event of ultimate and final judgment against all those who die in their sins, instead of in Christ. God judges all of these people according to His Word. He measures their lives up against His Law – and judges them according to their works.
Since God judges unbelievers based on their adherence to the Law – no one will be found righteous, because no one had kept the Law perfectly (except Christ). Christ will judge the works of unbelievers like a legal judge in a court, and He will pronounce them “guilty.” Their souls and bodies will spend eternity in hell because they failed to repent and believe in Christ. Thankfully, believers will stand before God with the righteousness of Christ, by grace through faith. Revelation 20:12-15 – And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.