1. How far back in this world’s history do we find the judgment spoken of?
“Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the Lord, because He cometh to judge the earth,” I Chronicles 16:33.
2. Is there a time to judge the righteous and the wicked?
“ I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work,” Ecclesiastes 3:17.
3. Has God appointed a day in which to judge the world?
“Because He [God] hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness,” Acts 17:31.
4. Was the judgment yet future in Paul’s day, A. D. 60?
“And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come,” Acts 24:25.
5. Since the judgment was future in Paul’s day, at what time will it be?
“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, Who shall judge the quick (living) and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom,” II Timothy 4:1.
NOTE: This is a plain statement, testifying to the fact, that the judgment takes place at Christ’s second coming, and not at death, as is commonly taught by modern teachers. As all know, that Christ’s second coming is in the future, so all should know that the judgment is also future. Another fact is, that, “the living know that they shall die, but the dead know not any thing,” Ecclesiastes 9:5. So it would be impossible for them to have been judged at death and come on down to this time, not knowing anything about it.
6. Was the revelator given a glimpse of the coming judgment?
“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,” Revelation 20:12.
7. At this time, how complete will the resurrection be?
“And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell [margin, the grave] delivered up the dead which were in them,” Revelation 20:13.
8. After the sea and the grave give up their dead, then what takes place?
“And they were judged every man according to their works,” Revelation 20:13
9. How old is the doctrine of Christ’s coming, and the judgment?
“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment upon all,” Jude 14, 15.
10. Who must appear in the judgment?
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that everyone may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad,” II Corinthians 5:10.
11. How does the Apostle Peter speak of the judgment?
“The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished,” II Peter 2:9.
12. What condition will be in the world at the judgment day?
“And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged,” Revelation 11:18.
13. When will the separation of righteous and wicked take place?
“When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory: and before Him shall be gathered all nations: And He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats,” Matthew 25:31, 32.
14. In this judgment, what work will be brought up?
“For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil,” Ecclesiastes 12:14.