A Novel based on five people followed from birth to death and after, The Great White Throne Judgment
In this nuanced novel, Danny J Johnson SR describes what will happen at The Great White Throne Judgment, as each character views his/her actions from an eternal perspective. The son of a powerful couple, John becomes an attorney, eager to change societal standards; he joins a Law Firm, gladly accepting their terms, agreeing to fight religious morality, especially Christian stands against pornography, homosexual marriage and abortion rights. Beverly, daughter of an overbearing, adulteress father and a weak willed mother, she vows to remain strong to protect herself. Her sisters content with average family lives and motherhood foster in her a sense of superiority that leads to her disdain of them and her desire for wealth and good times. But Beverly begins to wonder what they possess that makes them happy while her wealth leaves her empty. Basically raised in a bar William, surrounded by drunkenness, an openly unfaithful father who is an avowed atheist and wife beater, he learns early in life how to cheat and abuse others to attain what he desires, self-seeking and manipulative. The son of devout Christians, Jose joins the ministry but is soon corrupted by his mentors to become a self-serving teacher of man’s own divinity at the exclusion of his God, eagerly accepting a new one world leader and a new one world religion. The daughter of Christian parents, Sarah rebels against their strict rules, embracing the counter culture of drugs and free love. Open to lies and deceptions Sarah joins what appears to be a paradise and falls under the control of a fanatical leader. The Great White Throne Judgment insightfully portrays the decisions that guide each life and the ultimate consequences as each battles the Holy Spirit and satan, how will they choose? In other words this book is about real life situations and people we all know. The world is full of lost and dying souls and time is short. Christ is coming back as He promised and we who know Him must do everything possible to reach those lost. This is what my book is about and this is how you can use it to help reach those you know who need the Word of God but are not likely to read the Bible. God’s truths are within each story, seek and you will find these truths through the Holy Spirit’s guidance.
There is an old cliche” “There is nothing as sure as death and taxes.” But there is one other thing as sure as dying and even surer than taxes, God’s Judgment. Hebrews 9: 27; Man is destined to die once, and after that face Judgment.
This Novel through the lives of five main characters, traces their lives from birth until death and after death their Judgments. Their lives intertwine with many others who become a part 0f the story of their life experiences. Throughout the course of each of their lives decisions with eternal consequences are revealed. As with the people within this story every man and woman throughout the course of their lives must face the ultimate question, the question that we cannot escape or ignore. That is the question of where we will spend our eternal destiny. How will we choose, life eternal with God or eternal death and Judgment in what the Bible calls the “Lake of Fire.” Our answer will determine the final outcome of our eternity. Will we choose life eternal, “Not my will Lord but your will be done” or eternal death, “Not your will Lord but my will be done.”But either way we will face a Holy and Righteous God as Judge of our sin or as Lord of our lives. How will the people in this story choose? More importantly; how will you choose? There is no decision you will make in your life more important than what you choose to do with Jesus and what He did for you on the Cross of Calvary.
Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened which was the Book of Life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. And the sea gave the dead which were in it, and death and hades gave up the dead that were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. Then death and hades were thrown into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death, the Lake of Fire. And if anyone’s name was not found in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the Lake of Fire.
Revelation 20: 11-15
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Have you ever awakened to find yourself somewhere unfamiliarósomeplace totally foreign, unreal, and yet, a reality that is beyond comprehension or description. Wherever I am is a place unlike any place Iíve ever been before. I admit I am a little confused. No, actually, Iím a lot confused. Iím not sure how I got here, first of all, or why Iím in this weird place. I am not even sure where this place is, let alone know how I got here. Everything seems so fuzzy to me. It seems Iíve just awoken from a deep sleep, enveloped by strange surroundings, unlike anything Iíve ever seen before. Saying that I am confused is a huge understatement. My mind is really messed up, clouded with a complete bewilderment of thoughts and sights I cannot explain. This place has even affected all of my senses, leaving me feeling vulnerable and alone.
There are people all around me, as far as I can see in any direction. Why are all these people here? Why are we all in lines and for what purpose? As far as I can see, ahead and behind, people are in lines, just like me. Every direction I look, I see people. They are dressed in attire of every description, every historical era. I see every race, color, and sex. Why? Who or what are we waiting to see? My emotions tell me that Iím here for some important reason that I am here to meet someone significant. But whom will I meet and why? What do we all have in common that would bring us here, right now at this moment in time? Why are we in this unreal setting together?
It seems strange there is no conversation between anyone, just an eerie silence. Iím surrounded by a sea of humanity that seems to represent mankind from the beginning of time, yet no one is speaking. I donít seem to be able to speak either. I have no control over my own voice; my mouth will not even open. Why can I not speak? My mind is fully alive and well, as thoughts are flowing like crazy, uncontrolled and unstoppable. Questions crowd my mind, and my thoughts scream out my deepest fears. How did I get here? Why am I here? Why do I feel so alone in the middle of all these peopleóa loneliness that chills me to the bone, lonesomeness unlike anything I have ever known. With people all around me there is still this indescribable despair and isolation. Why canít I remember getting here or remember where I came from? Am I dreaming of such a weird and fearful place? There seems to be no explanation, no beginning, and no known end. Weird, very weird, and oh, so frightening. I feel as if Iíve entered some strange and different dimension in timeóa nightmare without end. I do not even remember dressing in these ragged, dirty clothes, like a bum. Why am I in this shredded suit filled with dirt and smelling of brimstone?
I hear crying and the sound of misery somewhere up ahead. The deep feeling of intense anguish is beyond words, much, much worse than even the loss of a loved one. I canít tell where it is coming from, but inside I feel a deep sense of dread and a fear of something as of yet unknown to me. The fear and distress envelops me like a shroud, sending shivers to my deepest being. I feel uncontrollably drawn towards something up ahead. The cries ahead also frighten me. It all seems so unreal, so horrifying. If Iím dreaming or caught in some other dimension, I donít like it at all. Once again, the questions and overwhelming dread flood my troubled mind. There is something very wrong. Why canít I figure it out? Why is it so much like a terrible dream, though Iím confident it is not a dream? Why am I so afraid? Of what am I afraid? What waits up ahead for me? What dire circumstance awaits all of us here? None of this makes any sense. My mind is in a bewildering fog of questions, confusion, and fear.
Without warning, Williamís mind suddenly shifts, and instantly he begins to see his life vividly portrayed before him. Questions, though unanswered, begin to fade from his mind, as his lifeís images begin to form instead. ďWhat is this? Iím remembering my life. What is happening?Ē Moments of my life flashing before me like a big-screen 3D movie with me in the starring role. The scenes of my life are so real, it is as if I can reach out and touch, feel, and actually smell myself and all the people from my life. Can the other people around me see this? he wonders as he looks around. No, each and every individual seems focused on something of their ownómotionless, petrified and deeply involved in a world of their own.
In shear panic, William cries out, ďOh! Please, someone, if Iím dreaming, wake me, I donít want to be here any longer.Ē