“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 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 14-15).
Just as space has black holes which irresistibly draw objects into its pitch-black darkness forever, so the Creator of space has “reserved the blackness of darkness forever” for the ungodly. The truth of God’s judgment on the ungodly has been revealed since the days of Enoch, who was born about three hundred years prior to Adam’s death.
God’s timeless warning of His judgment on the ungodly needs somber consideration by every generation since Enoch’s. God’s pronouncement to the patriarch several millennia ago contains seven noteworthy characteristics.
God’s judgment is irresistible: “Behold the Lord comes with ten thousands of his saints…” The Old and New Testaments alike testify that God’s judgment will involve a heavenly posse of immense and irresistible force. At the end of human history, the Lord Jesus will 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” (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10).
Astronomers state that a black hole is formed when a dying star explodes and creates a gravitational pull so strong that anything within its “event horizon”—other stars, cosmic matter, and even light—are irresistibly pulled into oblivion, just like tiny specks of dust are consumed by a giant vacuum cleaner.
No king, no great man, no rich man, no commander, no mighty man, no slave, no free man (Revelation 6:15) will escape God’s judgment. All humanity—from the smallest of the small to the greatest of the great (Revelation 20:12)—will be judged by God. There will be no exceptions. There will be no partiality (Romans 2:11).
God’s judgment is unavoidable.