What is the final judgment?

The Bible teaches that every person will face a final judgment. Hebrews 9:27 notes, “it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment.” This judgment is described most clearly near the end of the Bible in Revelation 20:11-15. These verses explain that every person whose name is not found in the Book of Life will be thrown into the Lake of Fire.

How does a person escape this Lake of Fire and spend eternity with God in heaven? First, it is clear heaven is not reached because of our goodness. All people have sinned (Romans 3:23). No one deserves to live in the presence of God (Isaiah 64:6).

Second, no one can reach heaven through tricks or deception. Galatians 6:7 is clear, “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.”

Third, it is clear this judgment is certain. Paul declared in Acts 17:31, “[God] has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

A person who wants to escape a sentence to the Lake of Fire at the final judgment must do so God’s way. Jesus Christ is the judge (John 5:22). To avoid His judgment, a person must believe in Him as God’s Son by faith. Ephesians 2:8-9 shares, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” John 3:16 further emphasizes, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

For those who have believed, Ecclesiastes 11:9 offers further advice for life: “Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.” The believer can rejoice that he or she will spend eternity with the Lord. However, believers must live with eternity in mind, knowing God watches the way we live our lives.

In the end, Matthew 25:46 teaches the unrighteous “will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” There will be no changing the condition of one’s plight following death. Hebrews 4:13 adds, “And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” Every person and his or her actions will be known.

A close look at the Bible’s teachings regarding the final judgment reveals the need for each person to receive the Lord’s salvation right away. Further, believers are to live holy lives devoted to Him, knowing no action is hidden from the Lord.

Inspirational Video Playlist Testimonies Of Heaven & Hell

The Bible Says:

  • Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6)
  • And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. (Acts 2:17)
  • And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28)
  • Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also (John 14:1-3)
  • For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16)
  • But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you (Matthew 6:33)
  • For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
  • Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:28-29)
  • Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life (John 8:12)
  • Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. (1 John 4:15)
  • And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. (1 John 5:11-12)
  • For God says, "At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.(2 Corinthians 6:2 NLT)
  • Pray This Prayer if You Would Like to Receive Jesus

    "Dear God, Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to die for me. Thank You, Jesus, that because You suffered and died in my Place. I can be completely forgiven of all my sins and have eternal life with you forever. Forgive me for everything I have done that is not Your will and Your way for my life. Cleanse me with Your forgiveness so that I can be free of all guilt, shame, and any sense of failure. I believe that after You were crucified, You rose from the dead and now live in the hearts of all who receive You. I believe “there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). I receive Your love and Your life – . You to live in me today by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Help live in a way that is always pleasing in Your sight so that I can all You created me to be. All glory be to Your name and “let the God of my salvation be exalted” (Psalm 18:46). “Lord, I thank You for Your love and Your mercy, thank You, Lord, for the word that has reached my heart today. I ask for Your forgiveness. Forgive me. Wash me with Your precious blood. Write my name in the Book of Life. Accept me as Your child, Lord. Right now, I forgive anyone that I had not been able to forgive. I renounce to my lack of forgiveness. I renounce all things that have hindered Your flow, and I ask You to transform me and to fill me with Your presence every day. Thank You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; in the Name of Jesus, Amen.

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