And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; 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 who were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead who 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».
So, the Bible distinctly says that at the first resurrection only the righteous men, who died from the hands of the Antichrist and his servants, will be resurrected. Paul said that the righteous men who remained alive will also be taken away to heaven. All sinners will be killed. Then what peoples will the Satan tempt after the ending of his 1000-year's imprisonment? Other people will be resurrected after he will cast into the fiery lake.
Recollect what Jesus said: «Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven» (Mat.7:21).
Compare with: «And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered» (Joel 2:32, Acts.2:21, Rom.10:13).
these are two different concepts: just be saved or enter the Heavenly Kingdom.
«Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of
entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it»
the parable about ten virgins who came out to meet the groom (Mat.25). Five of
them took the lamps and oil with them, and other five took only lamps. When the
oil in lamps had burnt out, those who had no stock with them went back to take
oil. While they were gone the five clever met the groom and came with him to the
wedding. When the silly five had returned, the door to the wedding was already
shut. They began to knock at the door and ask to let them in, but the groom
answered that he didn’t know them.
Jesus said that this parable is about those who will be late to enter the Heavenly Kingdom. The five silly virgins didn’t differ externally from the clever ones. They were also waiting for the groom, but just before his arrival it turned out that they were not ready for the meeting. The same will be with Christians. Many of them will wait for Jesus' coming, but not everyone will save up their faith up to the end. As silly virgins could not enter the wedding, so many Christians will not enter the Heavenly Kingdom. Jesus will tell them that He doesn’t know them. Those late had no contact with Jesus, had never professed to Him, never spoke to Him, they had belief in Him, but their belief wasn’t deep.
Paul spoke about the Christians, which had Old Testament consciousness which hadn’t been updated by the Holy Spirit. These are those who execute the Laws of God for fear or egoism, hoping to enter the Heavenly Kingdom. Their belief is the execution of the Laws written on the stone tablets. There is no love in their faith. A man, whose soul is updated by the Holy Spirit, has these laws are written down in his heart. He executes them not for fear before punishment, but because the sin is disgusting for him and by loving God, he does not wish to afflict Him. He doesn’t sin not because he is afraid, but because he loves. “Love is the fulfillment of the law” (Rom.13:10).
example, the abstention from illegal love relations because of fear of being
exposed, because of shame or fear of AIDS; observance of
Saturday for fear of losing salvation are Old Testament lawfulness.
However, the unwillingness to make sins, because we like harmony and
reconciliation with our Savior is the quality of the New Testament man. Love for
God and truth, updated conscience living in his heart, will turn him away from a
sin, - will make him to hate a sin. God loves a man; His righteousness is in it,
by loving God a man becomes righteous. Mutual righteous love precedes the
marriage of the divine Groom with His bride - church. The Christians with New
Testament consciousness represent the true church of Jesus, and it will be the
only one to be taken to the heaven, not having seen the horrors of the
who left on earth, will make an order there: «And they
that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and
burn the weapons... and they shall burn them with fire seven years... I will
give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel... and there shall they bury Gog
and all his multitude... And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying
of them, that they may cleanse the land»