Study Notes on the Judgments
Compiled by WD Kemner August 2022
With any conversation regarding “resurrection” there must be discussion on “judgment”. The purpose of resurrections is ultimately for judgment.
Separation of the Good and the Evil
There are passages in scripture that talk about specific judgments that will occur. Judgment will ultimately result in the separation of those that are evil from those that are good. The Good and the Bad to stand before God for separate distinct judgment after death.
Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43 The Good Seed Parable told by Jesus regarding separating Good and Evil for Judgment
Matthew 25:31-46 – see below
Judgment of the Nations
Joel 3:2-8 – The nations brough together in one place for judgment before God for their actions against His people the Jews.
Matthew 25:31-46 - Jesus illustrates the separation of the Good and the Evil with the separation of Sheep and Goats like a shepherd.
Zechariah 1:18-21 – seen in vision by Prophet Zechariah
Facts that can be gotten from scripture for this judgment which makes it different from the others:
This is not a judgment of the wicked dead.
Occurs Before Millennium.
Christ the judge
Takes place on Earth
Judgment for crimes against the Jews
Judgment on Gentiles
Separation of Good and Bad
Some go to Hell some to Heaven
Judgment Seat of Christ for the believer
2 Corinthians 5:10; Matthew 16:27
Romans 14:10-12 Everyone will stand before the judgment seat, then bow and confess Him, then give an account.
(Therefore, this is not of the evil – they have already declared a stand against God)
The following verses also indicate that this Judgment will include judging and reward for all the “works” done.
Luke 14:14 – rewarded at the resurrection
Romans 2:16 – Every secret judged by God through Jesus
1 Corinthians 3:11-15 - Believers works will be judged
Colossians 3:24 – receive reward of inheritance
Great White Throne judgment of the evil dead.
Daniel 7:10; 12:2
Facts that stand out from those passages concerning the Great White Throne Judgment:
Occurs after Millennium
God the Judge
Takes place in heaven
Judgment for all sins
Judgment on Jews and Gentiles
Only the Evil appear for judgment
All go to Hell