One Judgment by God? Or, multiple?

Will There Be Just One Judgment?Only One Judgment?

Many people believe that, after death, there is just one judgment – the Great White Throne Judgment mentioned in Revelation 20:11-15. They believe that everyone (in either body or soul) is gathered together at that time and God chooses those that can go to heaven and sends the rest to hell (or the lake of fire). Is that Biblical? Or, are there multiple judgments by God?

As I mentioned in a previous post (What Happens When I Die?), people at funerals frequently assume that the deceased is “in a better place.” But, if the Great White Throne Judgment (GWTJ) does not occur until at least 1000 years later, how can that be?

That is only one complication of the concept of “one judgment.” The answer, I believe, is a Biblical teaching that there are several judgment events. I believe that there are actually (at least) seven judgments where man must face the consequences (including one at death to determine his or her destination.

Here are the seven judgments that I have identified:

  • Judgment of ACTIONS
  • Judgment at DEATH
  • Judgment at RAPTURE
  • Judgment of GODLY WORKS
  • Judgment of NATIONS
  • Judgment of GRATITUDE
  • Judgment of DEAD WORKS

Since the development of each of these concepts will require some study and reading, I will write a future article about each.

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I look forward to hearing your comments!

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Ray Waldo is a retired pastor with a passion for sharing knowledge, understanding and (if possible), wisdom with everyone he meets. Prior to his retirement, Ray served as a local pastor and teacher to five different churches in two states. He also served as a short-term missionary, teacher, and crusade speaker to groups in Mexico, Kenya, Uganda & the Democratic Republic of Congo (while Congo was still in conflict). Ray is also a widely recognized teacher, writer and public speaker. He was the top-billed speaker to groups of over 10,000 people when he visited Africa. He is currently writing two books (online) that he expects to be published within the next two years.