Monday, July 5, 2021
“For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him” (John 5:22,23 KJV).
Why has God the Father committed all judgment unto God the Son?
Long into the future, Revelation 20:11-15 will come to pass: “ And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Based on verse 11, the above occasion has been rightly titled, “The Great White Throne Judgment.” To say the least, it will be a somber, terrifying event. Revelation 21:8 provides an additional note: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” These sins were judged—evaluated and categorized—and a penalty was exacted upon each individual offender. Since such sinners did not want to submit to God’s words and will, now they spend the endless ages to come separated from Him! Immediately, human sentiment comes to the forefront: “How can a ‘loving’ God send people here?! What could they have possibly done to merit such harsh punishment?”
Let us see if today’s Scripture sheds any light on the subject….