THE THREE JUDGMENTS
What exactly is "wicked?" It didn't have as strong connotations of evil
as it does today. In the Greek, it mean "twisted" or "bent," that which
is not straight.
- THE INVESTIGATIVE JUDGMENT
In the heavenly sanctuary, Christ reviews all the cases of those who
are professed "people of God." This judgement began in 1844, starting
with those people who have died. At any time it may begin reviewing
the lives of the living.
- THE POSTADVENT JUDGMENT
This takes place in heaven during the 1,000 year millennium. The
saints review the life records of the wicked and the fallen angels,
and confirm the justice of their punishment. [1 COR 6:2-3,
- THE WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT
At the end of the millennium, the city of the saints descends to earth,
and all the wicked are resurrected. Before punishing anyone, God
reveals out of the records of their lives all the factors that brought
the guilty sinners to this awful moment of retribution. Even the
sinners themselves will affirm that God is right in what he does.
By what standards are people "judged" in that all-important Investigative
Judgment? The Lord uses His eternal and "UNCHANGEABLE" Law, the Ten
Commandments. And just who qualifies for eternal life? As Jesus said:
only those who are "reborn" of His spirit of Love and Compassion, and then
Live It. ...But there's a warning...
In these Last Days, all "reborn" Christians must be extremely sure that
they do not "Worship The Beast," or accept its mark.
( More on this later. )