4.13 Jesus Christ will return in like manner as He ascended, returning visibly and physically at the end of the Tribulation to judge the nations as King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Acts 1:11, Rev. 19:11, 16, 20)
Nothing hard to understand about this one! Here’s the verses:
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. Acts 1:11 (KJV)
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. Revelation 19:11 (KJV)
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. Revelation 19:16 (KJV)
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshiped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. Revelation 19:20 (KJV)
There is a difference between the Believer’s judgment and the great white throne judgment. The believer’s judgment is for the purpose of determining rewards. The Great White Throne judgment is bad. If you are there as a person to be judged, it’s not going to have a good outcome. Because guilt or innocence has already been established – this is now the punishment phase of the judgment. How bad will it be? Contrast the two. For saved people, it is determining of rewards. For the unsaved, it is the determining of the level of eternal torment.
Will a saved person find themselves at the great white throne judgment? Yes, but as witnesses, from what I’ve read. Our sins are atoned for, all of them. We have no punishment, by the astounding grace of God and His infinite mercy. The unsaved, however, never called upon the Lord to save them. They cast themselves there. The Lord will no doubt explain that to them.
If you are not saved… this is the time to get saved! Make SURE you are not standing in the crowd to the left of the Lord at the Great White throne judgment! Do it NOW, because you have NO assurance of another moment. Repent, and believe on the lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved!