Last Judgment
End of the World • Final Judgment • Great White Throne Judgment • The Final Judgment • The Last Judgment
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Last Judgment
Last Judgment. Time at the end of history when God will judge the deeds of all mankind. In their preaching concerning the Day of the Lord, OT prophets anticipated the time when God would wage war against all wicked nations and establish his rule in the eternal city of Zion (Is 4:2; 11:10; Jer 50:30–32;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Judgment, Last
Judgment, LastThe biblical concept that at the end of history Jesus Christ will return in glory to earth, the dead will be raised, and they, together with all the living, will be finally judged by Christ and assigned their eternal destiny in heaven or hell. This great eschatological event will be a
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Last Judgment
LAST JUDGMENT* Time at the end of history when God will judge the deeds of all humankind. In their preaching concerning the Day of the Lord, various OT prophets anticipated the time when God would wage war against all wicked nations and establish his rule in the eternal city of Zion (Is 4:2; 11:10; Jer
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Judgment, the final
Judgment, The finalthe sentence that will be passed on our actions at the last day (Matt. 25; Rom. 14:10, 11; 2 Cor. 5:10; 2 Thess. 1:7–10).The judge is Jesus Christ, as mediator. All judgment is committed to him (Acts 17:31; John 5:22, 27; Rev. 1:7). “It pertains to him as mediator to complete and
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Judgment, the Last
Judgment, the Lastjudgment, the last, a nonbiblical term commonly meaning the future trial of nations or individuals before God or Christ, especially as in Matt. 25:31–46 (the Son of man). See also Eschatology; Heaven; Hell; Judgment, Day of; Kingdom of God; Parousia; Son of Man.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JUDGMENT, LAST1. A Transcendental Doctrine:In Christian theology the Last Judgment is an act in which God interposes directly into human history, brings the course of this world to a final close, determines the eternal fate of human beings, and places them in surroundings spiritually adapted to their
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Dies Iræ
Dies Iræ.—The name generally given (from the opening words) to the famous mediaeval hymn on the “Last Judgment.” Its authorship is generally ascribed to the Franciscan, Thomas of Celano (died, 1255). At what time the Church adopted it, and made it a portion of the service of the Mass, cannot be ascertained
Judgment (The Last).—It is the faith of the Church, declared in the Creeds, that in the last day, Christ will come again on earth to judge the whole race of mankind; and some extend this judgment also to the angels, good and bad. The scene is described by Christ Himself (Matt. 25:31–46), and the account
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Last Judgment
Last JudgmentWe are accustomed to conceive of the Last Judgment as concerned with accountability. Often popular imagination assimilates it into notions of the judge’s sentence in a law court. The Last Judgment includes this aspect, but only as one among others. Paul writes, “All of us must appear before
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Judgment, Last
JUDGMENT, LASTWhen the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. Matt. 25:31, 32.The hour is coming
Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times
Last Judgment
Last JudgmentThe “last judgment” refers to the climactic event at the end of the age when God will judge all people and hold them accountable for how they have lived. No one can hide from God’s presence. All people, both righteous and wicked, must appear before God, the righteous Judge. The last judgment
Great White Throne Judgment
Great White Throne JudgmentGod’s final judgment on evil takes its name from the opening line of the scene in Revelation 20:11–15: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,
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
HetoimasiaPreparation—specifically, preparation of the throne of the Last Judgment at the second coming of Christ (parousia;Eschatological Themes). P. Durand (1867) first applied the term hetoimasia to the iconography of an empty throne surmounted by Christian symbols, based on associated inscriptions
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Last Judgment
Last Judgment. The climax of a process by which God, as Creator and Lord, holds nations and persons accountable.The OT centers ultimate judgment in the day of Yahweh, when the Lord rids his world of every evil: haughtiness (Isa. 2:12–17), idolatry (Isa. 2:18–20), compromise with paganism (Zeph. 1:8),
Key passages
2 Co 5:9–11

Therefore indeed we have as our ambition, whether at home in the body or absent from the body, to be acceptable to him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, in order that each one may receive back the things through the body according to what he has done, whether good or bad. …

Re 20:11–15

And I saw a great white throne and the one who was seated on it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled, and a place was not found for them. And I saw the dead—the great and the small—standing before the throne, and books were opened. And another book …

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