Great White Throne Judgment

Written by Michael Bradley


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Some people ask how could a loving God create such a horrible place of torment for people to end up in if they choose for whatever reason not to accept Him. I believe there is only one answer to that question.

I believe God has everything set up on a "all or nothing" principle. There is only maximum life or maximum death. If you choose God and Jesus, then you will end up with maximum life inrepparttar new heaven and new earth. If you do not choose God and Jesus, then you will end up with maximum death - which isrepparttar 142295 Lake of Fire and Brimstone. There is no middle ground or neutral areas! It's all or nothing. It's God orrepparttar 142296 Devil. It's heaven or hell. It's maximum life or maximum death. It's really all black and white.
Godrepparttar 142297 Father is a God of maximum intensity. He is not playing games. There is only one God and one Savior - Jesus Christ! There is only one way to live and that is to choose God and Jesus and follow all of Their ways and all of Their commandments. Here isrepparttar 142298 Scripture verse that I feel really captures this thought:
"... I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may loverepparttar 142299 Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life andrepparttar 142300 length of your days ..." (Deuteronomy 30:19)

I donít think God could make things any more clearer thanrepparttar 142301 way that He has it spelled out in that verse. That verse is about as black and white as you can possibly get. Youíll notice that God says nothing about any type of neutral areas or any type of middle ground. However,repparttar 142302 actual choice is up to each and every person. God will not force Himself or His ways on anyone. Each person has to freely choose God and His ways with their own free wills. If they donít - for whatever reason -repparttar 142303 consequence will be maximum death inrepparttar 142304 most horrible place imaginable.

The other thing to understand about why God would create such a horrible place is to just look at some ofrepparttar 142305 people who commit pure evil in this life. The serial killers,repparttar 142306 rapists,repparttar 142307 murderers,repparttar 142308 leaders of nations who enslave and torture their own people. Just look atrepparttar 142309 nature of Satan himself and allrepparttar 142310 horrors and evil he has caused throughoutrepparttar 142311 history of our earth. Some of these fallen angels and evil human beings deserve nothing less that maximum death, which really does line up with their evil natures and personalities.

The real sad part about all of this is why a certain percentage ofrepparttar 142312 angels and humans have chosen to live their lives onrepparttar 142313 "dark side," and to allow themselves to deteriorate torepparttar 142314 lower levels ofrepparttar 142315 dark side where they themselves have now become pure evil - giving God no other alternative but to throw them into this lake of fire forrepparttar 142316 rest of their eternal lives.

None of these angels and humans were born or created pure evil. They became pure evil overrepparttar 142317 course of their lives and they freely chose to do so with their own free wills. To fully understand why these humans and fallen angels have chosen to live this life onrepparttar 142318 dark side, when they also had a chance to choose God andrepparttar 142319 "good side" of this life will probably always remain a mystery.

But for those who have chosen God and His ways - you will not have to go throughrepparttar 142320 Great White Throne Judgment. Your reward is going to be maximum life - and this reward is going to berepparttar 142321 new heaven andrepparttar 142322 new earth. I will discuss whatrepparttar 142323 Bible has to say about this new paradise inrepparttar 142324 next article.

Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible Knowledge and commentary. You have permission to print off this article on their website atGreat White Throne Judgment


BE OF GOOD CHEER

Written by Irvin L. Rozier


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So I say unto you be of good cheer Trust inrepparttar Lord because he is ever near He will give you peace and wonderful grace And strength and endurance to runrepparttar 142163 race

Hold on to Jesus' loving powerful hand He will lead you on torepparttar 142164 promised land Whenrepparttar 142165 enemy comes in like a flood Remember you are covered by his blood

Copyright 2005 Irvin L. Rozier



Author of My Walk with the Lord, www.selahbooks.com, various other articles and poems (google my name), preacher, retired military


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