We often get frustrated with our judicial system. There is great inconsistency in how sentences are given out with circumstances such as wealth, race and geography influencing the length and severity of punishment. In my opinion, the idea that a convicted or accused criminal can get a reduced sentence for testifying against someone else is ludicrous. What man or woman is not going to lie to spend less time in jail? Anyway, I think we can all agree that mankind is not really set up to be great judges because of our own sin. However, there will come a day when all men without Christ are judged. It is often referred to as the Great White Throne judgment and we read these words from Revelation chapter 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. 12 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. 13 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. 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
As God wraps up His activity on this earth there will be a visible judgment of all those who have not received Christ throughout the history of the world. They will stand before God, the righteous and perfect judge. Their sinful deeds will be revealed and they will receive their sentence, an eternity in the lake of fire. And there will be no appeal. There will be no stay. These words are chilling to read if you don’t know Jesus Christ as Savior. They will be your future. But Jesus offers forgiveness and salvation. He offers to take this judgment on Himself for your sake. Will you trust in Jesus Christ today while mercy and forgiveness are still available? If you have any questions, please message me.