Multiple judgment days? Not according to the Judge!
Judgment of the wicked. Judgment of the righteous. The white throne judgment. All at different times! Says who? Not according to the judgment of the scriptures.
Not one time is the final judgment day of God, the day which begins with the return of Jesus, referred to in a plural form. It is judgment day – not judgment days.
I know premillennialism says otherwise. But that doctrine can’t say what it teaches if the scriptures are handled correctly (2 Timothy 2:15; 2 Peter 3:15-16).
Again, I will say the Bible calls it “Judgment Day” – not judgment days…not one time.
Did you know the Lord said the people of Sodom and Gomorrah will be judged on the same day as the people of the cities who rejected the message of his apostles:
“And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!” (Matthew 10:14-15 NKJV)
If you didn’t, now you do! Does that help you see? One day of judgment for people separated by more than millennia’s worth of time.
“But those people are all wicked! They all rejected God’s righteousness. Of course they will be judged on the same day”, some may say.
Okay. I “suppose” someone could (if they chose to do so) ignore the obvious implication of Matthew 10:14-15 and still insist that the righteous and the wicked will be judged a literal 1,000 years from one another, thus turning the judgment day of God into judgment days; but such a person would have a much harder time doing so with what is taught in Romans 2:4-11:
“Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who “will render to each one according to his deeds”: eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek; but glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For there is no partiality with God.” (NKJV)
No matter how hard one may try to make it say otherwise, the fact remains the Bible calls it Judgment Day and not judgment days for good reason – because it’s the truth (John 12:48).
“Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”” (Acts 17:30-31)