Great White Throne

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For the mountain in Utah, see Great White Throne (mountain).

The term Great White Throne is taken from Revelation 20:11-15.

11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat upon it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne; and books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of the things which were written in the books, according to their works.

13 And the sea gave up the dead that were in it; and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

14 And death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, even the lake of fire.

15 And if any was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire.

— Revelation 20:11-15

According to the teaching of some Evangelical Christians — particularly among those Protestants who adhere to a millennialist eschatology — there will be two separate resurrections for the judgment of believers and non-believers respectively. Other Christian denominations do not interpret the Bible as implying two last judgments, but see only one final judgment for all humankind (including Christians), at which Jesus will separate the saved from the damned.

See also[edit]

The Sheep and the Goats