What’s the Great White Throne Judgement?
Judgement of the Unsaved
At the end of the millennial reign of Christ, those who died unsaved will have to stand before the throne of God to be judged.
“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works” (Rev. 20:12).
This judgment does not suggest these people may enter into heaven or hell on the basis of their works. All those who are judged at the Great White Throne are consigned to hell because they have rejected the gospel. The saved have already been resurrected and are enjoying fellowship with Christ. The Great White Throne judgment will determine the degree of punishment they will endure, based upon the nature of their evil work. When the book of words is opened (Rev. 20:12), a sentence of the severity of their punishment will be determined. All those sentenced will be consigned “into the lake of fire” (Rev. 20:14), where they will suffer according to their personally assigned sentence.