Great White Throne Encyclopedia

The Great White Throne. Just before the elements melt, the second resurrection will occur, called the “resurrection of damnation” (John 5:29) and the “resurrection of the unjust” (Acts 24:15). All who have died in their sins without faith throughout the entire history of man (from Cain to the end of the Millennium) will be raised. Then they will all be brought before the Great White Throne (Rev. 20:11). The Lord Jesus Himself will be seated on the throne. This is the last event in time, and the first event in eternity. The “books” will be opened. These books contain the evil works of men. The page is blank for the believer, but full for the unbeliever. The dead are judged out of these books. These books are used to determine the level of punishment in the lake of fire (Luke 12:48). Then the “book of life” is opened, containing the names of the elect - a final check. At this point, all the dead are raised, judged, and disposed of. In this manner, "death and hades" will be "cast into the lake of fire" (Rev. 20:14). Death, which is the "last enemy" (1 Cor. 15:26), will be annulled.

“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Matt. 7:22-23

“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Rev. 20:15