From Genesis to Revelation, the coming day of the judgment of God is a biblical truth.
For God shall bring every work into JUDGMENT, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. ~ Ecclesiastes 12:14
Jesus told his disciples that those who reject the message of the gospel would be held accountable in the Day of Judgment
15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in THE DAY OF JUDGMENT , than for that city. ~ Matthew 10:14-15
According to Jesus, those who do not repent will be judged in the Day of Judgment
20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they REPENTED not:
21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have REPENTED long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at THE DAY OF JUDGMENT, than for you.
23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in THE DAY OF JUDGMENT, than for thee. ~ Matthew 11:20-24
According to Jesus, those who rejected him during his earthly ministry, will be condemned in the Day of Judgment.
42 The queen of the south shall rise up in THE JUDGMENT with this generation, and shall CONDEMN IT: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. ~ Matthew 12:38-42
In John 9:39, Jesus said: For JUDGMENT I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and JUDGMENT TO COME, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee. ~ Acts 24:24-25
In the book of Romans (chapters 1-2), Paul expounds on how every man is going to be judged according to his deeds in the Day of Judgment, and says this is going to happen “In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men BY JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO MY GOSPEL.” (2:16)
While some pervert the message of the cross given by the apostle Paul; claiming God will not bring anyone into judgment for their sins. Paul NEVER taught such doctrine.
The death of Jesus did not cancel the Day of Judgment. Nowhere does the Bible teach that God judged every man at the cross, thereby cancelling the Day of Judgment.
At the cross, the pentalty of death for our sins was paid in full so that all who believe in Jesus Christ may have life through him. Those who trust in Christ are justified and cleansed from their sins by his blood and will not be condemned.
At the cross, Jesus gave himself as an offering for our sins, so that, through faith in him, we could be justified in the sight of God according to the mercy of Him who is going to ” judge the world in righteousness by Jesus Christ” ~ see Psalm 9:8 and Acts 17:31.
There is no escaping the judgment of God for those who reject Jesus and refuse to repent.
Consider the words of Paul from Romans 1: 28 – 2:6
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
2 But we are sure that THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD is according to truth against them which commit such things.
3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt ESCAPE THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD?
4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to REPENTANCE?
5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself WRATH against THE DAY OF WRATH and revelation of THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT OF GOD;
6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds…
In Acts 10:42, the apostle Peter declared, “And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God TO BE THE JUDGE of quick and dead.”
Peter elaborates on this in 1 Peter 4.
3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
5 Who shall give account TO HIM that is ready TO JUDGE the quick and the dead.
Verse 5 is a reference to Jesus. Jesus is the man by whom God is going to judge the world as Paul says in Acts 17:31, “He (God) hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness BY THAT MAN WHOM HE HATH ORDAINED.”
In the book of the Revelation we see that only Lamb (Jesus) was worthy to open the seven sealed book containing the revelation of God’s judgment on those who oppose God. In chapter 19, it is Jesus who “treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” (v. 15)
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and IN RIGHTEOUSNESS HE DOETH JUDGE and make war.
The apostle Paul has a similar description in 2 Thessalonians 2:7-9:
“…the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.”
The author of Hebrews refers to ETERNAL JUDGMENT as one of the foundational principles of the doctrines of Christ (see Hebrews 6:1-2), and warned of the judgment of God against those who abandoned the faith.
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. ~ Hebrews 10: 26-31
In his second epistle, the apostle Peter reminds us again of God’s judgment saying the following:
9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto THE DAY OF JUDGMENT to be punished…~ 2 Peter 2:4-9
The apostle Peter believed the DAY OF JUDGMENT was THE COMING DAY OF THE LORD.
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. ~ 2 Peter 3:1-13
Jude also warns of the Day of Judgment:
15 To execute JUDGMENT upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. ~ Jude 1:5-16
The apostle John testified of the judgment and wrath of God (see Revelation 14:6-8; 15:1-8) and of the final judgment before the throne of God.
11 And I saw A GREAT WHITE THRONE, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 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.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were JUDGED EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. ~ Revelation 20:11-15