Grace Bible Church
pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
The great White Throne Judgement is for those who reject the LORD Jesus Christ.

Fruit from the branch is a metaphor or a symbol for the Church-age believer who produces divine good not human good and this falls under the principle of the Fruit o the Spirit; Gal 5:22-23.

No fruit (or production) can be any better than the vine that produces it.

Because we are in union with Christ,  the grace provision of the filling of the Spirit makes it possible for the believer to produce divine good which is the only good that God accepts.

The believers motivation for the good things that they did which will be tested and evaluated concerning whether they produced Divine Good or Human Good; 1Co 3:11-15.

The pettiness behind their carnality is revealed beginning with 1CO 3:4   For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not {mere} men?

All of the passages mentioned in verses 11-15, described the type of Judgment believers will all face one day all by themselves; on their own; Rom 14:10-13.

The Great White Throne Judgment which is  judgment for all unbelievers to stand before our Lord and justify why they should be qualified to go to Heaven on the basis of how they lived and what actions qualified them to enter into Heaven.

The reasons why no unbeliever could ever get to heaven on the basis of what they have done; Mat 5:48; Joh 3:15-18; Joh 16:11-15.

Mat 5:48 we are told by our Lord Jesus Christ; “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

They will all have a day in the Supreme Court of Heaven where they all stand before God individually to give their reasons for rejection of Christ.

This judgment is called the Great White Throne Judgment which is for unbelievers only; Rev 20:11-15.

We will not be present, even to watch, because it is a private matter between God and every unbeliever.,

This is so real, that you can’t afford to miss it or ignore it or think that the love of God would never do such a thing, because He would and He does!

It doesn’t mention any of our personal sins because they have all been judged and paid for.

It is so important that the Lord Jesus Christ talked about this subject or doctrine seven more times than He talked about heaven.

We have what some believe is the imprisonment of all the fallen angels who did not repent or there may even be a group of others who were not among the fallen angels who may even be some form of extraterrestrials.

You were a liar and always committed gossip, maligning, slander, judging, lying, and verbal deception —- you won’t hear things like that about you or for that matter about anyone.

You won’t hear any of those things because your sins have already been judged and paid for, just as their sins were.

And all of this is a solution to the problem every member of the human race will ultimately face when they stand before God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

The solution for all has been provided: Faith alone, in Christ, alone.

JOH 3:18 “He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe [that’s all] has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

After physical death, all unbelievers will experience and feel the pain of fire and everything associated with it.

They will feel that pain of burning for all eternity because they reject Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Yet the answer to his suffering could only be found in time, through personal faith in Jesus Christ.

A place described as a place of torment, Luk 16:28.

A place where desire is never met, Luk 16:24.

A place of unspeakable misery indicated by the term, everlasting fire, Mat 25:41.

Where the worm never dies and the fire is never quenched, Mar 9:44.

There is also a lake, (which many believe to be a liquid form of lava), and it  burns with fire and brimstone, Rev 21:8.

The place of eternal suffering is also called;

A bottomless pit, Rev 9:2

Outer darkness, Mat 8:12

Fire unquenchable, Luk 3:17

Furnace of fire, Mat 13:42

Blackness of darkness, Jud 13

It is said about those suffering in Rev 14:11, that “the smoke of their torment ascends up for ever and ever and they have no rest day or night”

2Co 6:2  “Now is the time of acceptance; now is the day of salvation.”

Now is the moment to be prepared for eternity by personal faith in Jesus Christ.

The only chance for eternal life is while one is alive on earth.

God does not desire that any person in the human race go to torments in Hades and then the lake of fire.

2Pe 3:9  “He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to a change of attitude toward Christ.”

No one will spend eternity in the lake of fire who hasn’t had multifarious opportunities to personally believe in Jesus Christ.

Both torments in Hades and the Lake of Fire are vividly described in Mat 9:48, “where the worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.”

In eternity, the screams never stop; they go on forever and ever and ever, simply because they refused the so-great salvation provided by Jesus Christ.

Luk 16:24  “and he [the rich man] cried out or screamed and said, ‘father Abraham , have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue; for i am in agony in this flame.’

Perhaps the tongue being tormented is a reminder of all the wicked words that he had spoken against god and man.,

There is a day coming when those that now hate and despise the people of god would gladly receive kindness from them.

Your attitude toward Jesus Christ determines your eternal future.

No one goes to the Lake of Fire forever and ever, because of their sins.

1Ti 2:6  “who gave himself a ransom a substitute for every one.”

1Ti 4:10   we have confidence in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.”

Tit 2:11   “For the grace of God has shown itself, providing salvation for all men.”

Heb 2:9  We see Jesus who has been crowned with glory and honor, that by means of the grace of God, He should taste death as a substitute for every one.”

1Jo 2:2   “And he is the propitiation for our sins [believers], and not for our sins only, but for the entire world.”

The only reason a person goes to torments, later to be condemned to the lake of fire, is because he has rejected Jesus Christ as Savior.

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