The Great White Throne Judgemnent
We don't even like to think about this part, much less write about it, but it's in the Bible so we have to. The Bible says that after the thousand year Millennium is up, and Satan is once and for all thrown into the Lake of Fire, there will be what is called the Great White Throne Judgment. Every unbeliever who has ever lived, from the beginning of time until the end of the Millennium, will stand before God.
The Bible says that books will be opened. The idea here is probably that one book is the Book of Works, where, if you were able to make it to heaven by your good works, your name would be in this book. The book is empty. No one's name, from Mother Teresa to Billy Graham to the Pope to you and I are in that book. None of us can make it to heaven on our own efforts or by our good works. Then another book is opened, the Book of Life. The people's names who are in this book are people who have put their faith and their trust in Jesus to save them from their sins, and unfortunately, for the unbeliever, their name is not in this book either.
We have a confession to make. We don't understand the rationale of hell. We get the concept, what we don't get is why the Bible says that all those who don't accept Christ as their Savior end up there.
What we do get is that the Bible is a completely trustworthy, reliable book, all the way through. You can't pick and choose what you want to believe, because it's all written by the same Author, a perfect God, and our ways are not His ways. That's where faith, trust and belief come in. Sometimes you just have to trust someone, even if you don't understand what is going on, if for no other reason than they have always proven themselves to be trustworthy. The same goes for the Bible.
You can laugh at the Bible, mock it, say we're way off on our interpretations of it, (which you may be right about--we hope not or we've just wasted a lot of yours and our time!) or completely reject it out of hand, but that's why this website was written. Because any book that can nail predictions the way the Bible does, at the least deserves to be seriously considered. All of it.
So, in a minute we are going to look at some of the predictions that have already been fulfilled in the Bible, but before we end, we are going to take a sneak peak into the eternal home of the believer.