Rather than add another avenue to a “BA five way stop discussion” I thought to share my post here. This short message speaks to the everlasting nature of the White Throne Judgement and the Awesome Day of the Lord. It seems in our desire to define the aforementioned subjects we have a tendency of making them much too small. This spurious mindset “defining toward smallness” is also, I believe, the backbone and spirit of the orthodox teaching of “eternal hell” which above all paints “Cross and Christ” small. I began this message by quoting a verse Todd had used in a prior message.
Have we not all been there and thus we realize the bite of the serpent is it’s own antidote.
As far as the White Throne Judgement, we must come to realize the throne is synonymous with He who sits upon it. And He is, was and ever will be, so His judgement likewise. How great is this white throne judgement? Please allow me to share the anointed words of my friend Elwin Roach.
“He is the KING of kings, the LORD of lords, the SUPREME HEAD of all creation; and His shining character of ROYAL MAJESTY joined together with all the other characteristics of His nature make up THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT. It is this throne, the WHITE ONE, the RIGHTEOUS ONE, the GODLY ONE, that shines with judgment into every heart that hears the Voice of the Son of God. It is this judgment with which every soul is salted at one time or another. It is the judgment of LIGHT, LIFE, FIRE, CRISIS, and DAMNATION.” (end quote)
So we could speak likewise of the awesome DAY OF THE LORD. He is the DAY and His Day is today for those that hear His voice. So it also might be further said, “everyone hears His voice as the whole of man’s experience is made for such.” Not yet is it, that everyone recognizes His voice, but the Good News is all will.
So often we seek the the things of the Kingdom not realizing the King. We grope in the shadows while the Person casting the shadow stands in our midst. God helps us.