The Pagan Resurrection and Judgment
At the Great White Throne
At the end of the Millennium
When the Dead Outside of Christ are Judged
The End Times
“At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise.
There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then.
But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered.
Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake:
some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”
Then I, Daniel, looked, and there before me stood two others, one on this bank of the river and one on the opposite bank.
One of them said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?”
The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, “It will be for a time, times and half a time.
When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.”
I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, “My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?”
He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end.
Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.
“From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days.
Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.
“As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance. ”
The Thousand Years
And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.
I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.
When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—to gather them for battle.
In number they are like the sand on the seashore.
They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves.
But fire came down from heaven and devoured them.
And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown.
They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
The Dead Are Judged
Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it.
Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them.
And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened.
Another book was opened, which is the book of life.
The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.
The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done.
Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire.
The lake of fire is the second death.
If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
The Great White Throne Judgement should not be confused with the Battle of Armageddon
The Battle of Armageddon is where Christ judges the pagans who are living - separating them into the Sheep and the Goats - it is before the Millennium - The Sheep probably become the Millennial Nations
The Great White Throne is after the Millennium and it is the place where Dead Pagans (Gentiles) are finally raised for Judgment
If their names are in the Book of Life, these Pagans may get to be the 'Nations' in Eternity, however, pagans will not be part of the New Jerusalem
The Parable of the Net also gives us some insight into who the Nations in Eternity might be
The Nations in Eternity and during the Millennium are too frequently omitted by many Bible Scholars because they do not fit with our simplistic understanding of Heaven and Hell
The Revelation that there may be Pagans who escape the Lake of Fire and live outside the City of God during the Millennium and in Eternity is consoling for those who have unsaved friends and family but it might seem almost heretical to some.
Never the less, it is in the Bible and it sheds light on the meaning to the Parable of the Prodigal Son, The parable of the Net and the Parabe of the Wheat and the Tares.
It should not be surprising to anybody that sons are different to pagans because they are Born Again and have the life of God (the Holy Spirit living in them) - this is one of the main points of the Parable.
Only God's Children will live with Him in the New Jerusalem.
What might be surprizing is that not all pagans are thrown into the Lake of Fire. Some get to live for Eternity in the Light of the New Jerusalem. They do not, however, have the same privilages as God's Sons.
Only Born Again believers (Sons) go to Heaven and only Sons get to live in the New Jerusalem in the presence of God with free access to the Tree of Life and it's fruit.