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All were as one before the judgement seat of God. He would reward the good and punish the wicked. One single instant was enough for the trial of a man’s soul. One single instant after the body’s death, the soul had been weighed in the balance. The particular judgement was over and the soul had passed to the abode of bliss or to the prison of purgatory or had been hurled howling into hell.
Nor was that all. God’s justice had still to be vindicated before men: after the particular there still remained the general judgement. The last day had come. The doomsday was at hand. The stars of heaven were falling upon the earth like the figs cast by the fig-tree which the wind had shaken. The sun, the great luminary of the universe, had become as sackcloth of hair. The moon was blood-red. The firmament was as a scroll rolled away. The archangel Michael, the prince of the heavenly host, appeared glorious and terrible against the sky. With one foot on the sea and one foot on the land he blew from the archangelic trumpet the brazen death of time. The three blasts of the angel filled the universe. Time is, time was, but time shall be no more ... And lo, the supreme judge is coming! James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
When the Day of Judgment dawns and people, great and small, come marching in to receive their heavenly rewards, the Almighty will gaze upon the mere bookworms and say to Peter, ‘Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them. They have loved reading.’ Virginia Woolf
Could there be an extraterrestrial origin to the Biblical stories of final judgment? Ancient Aliens s3e14: Aliens and the Undead, History 2011
We are all approaching that dread tribunal. However diversified our paths, they all converge toward that common centre. The young, with their elastic tread, are striding to the judgment; the old, with their tottering limbs are creeping to the judgment; the rich in their splendid equipages are driving to the judgment; the poor in rags and barefooted are walking to the judgment. The Christian making God’s statutes his song is a pilgrim to the judgment; the sinner treading upon the mercy of Jesus, and trampling upon His blood, is hastening to the judgment. ‘We must all appear before the judgment-seat of Christ’. Richard Fuller
Oh, on that day, that wrathful day,
When man to judgment wakes from clay.
Be Thou, O Christ, the sinner’s stay,
Though heaven and earth shall pass away. Walter Scott, The Lay of the Last Minstrel VI:31
Don’t wait for the last judgment. It happens every day. Repeaters 2010 starring Dustin Milligan & Amanda Crew & Alexia Fast & Gabrielle Rose & Michael Adamthwaite & Manoj Sood & John Cassini et al, director Carl Bessai, Albert Camus
By the time SkyNet became self-aware it had spread into millions of computer servers all across the planet. Ordinary computers in office buildings, dorm rooms, everywhere. It was software, in cyberspace. There was no system core. It could not be shut down. The attack began at 6:18 p.m. just as he said it would. Judgment Day. The day the human race was nearly destroyed by the weapons they built to protect themselves. I should have realized our destiny was never to stop Judgment Day; it was merely to survive it. Together. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger & Nick Stahl & Clare Danes & Kristanna Loken & David Andrews & Mark Famiglietti & Earl Boen & Jau Acovone & Mark Hicks et al, director Jonathan Mostow
Kill not the moth, nor butterfly
For the last judgment draweth nigh. William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
Then, when the glorious end,
The day of God shall come,
The angel reapers shall descend,
And heaven sing, Harvest-home! James Montgomery, The Field of the World
One of the threads that runs continuously through the religions is precisely this expectation of the Day of Judgment. And each of these three religions in its own way has interpreted and understood this same idea. Jonathan Kirsch, author History of the End of the World
The idea of Heaven, a blissful realm where everyone and everything exists in a state of joyful harmony has been a constant pre-human occupation. For some it exists somewhere in the sky. For others it’s a vision of nature itself. And there are those who hold it to be right here on Earth. Tim Marlow: Judgement Day: Images of Heaven and Hell: Heaven, 2007
Has Heaven always been a place of fluffy clouds? ibid.
The ancient Egyptian concept of Heaven known as the Field of Reeds was certainly more down to Earth. ibid.
All were destined to end up in the underworld known as Hades. ibid.
The Elysian Fields which first emerged in Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey are imagined as a paradise of green meadows. ibid.
Buddhism ... The six stages of Samsara ... What I would call Heaven they would call enlightenment. ibid.
Signorelli’s image of Heaven is florid and lyrical. ibid.
The relationship between Heaven and Nature is an enduring one. ibid.
In Arabic the word for Heaven is Jannah which means literally, garden. ibid.
Heaven as a place of familiarity, a place of reunion ... The British painter Stanley Spencer: in this painting completed in 1927 we see Spencer’s imagined version of the Resurrection. ibid.
By producing the same words in neon Emin gives the piece this feeling of ethereality ... She also personalises it. ibid.
One of the most enduring subjects in art and in life is what happens to us when we die. But while many have tried in vain to glimpse Heaven, the idea of Hell and the fear that it instils has proved far more inspiring for artists. Tim Marlow: Judgement Day: Hell
For centuries Hell formed the cornerstone for Christian thinking. ibid.
Hades appears often in myth as part of the stories of great heroes and terrible villains. ibid.
The Jewish idea of Hell called Gehinnom is described as a place of fire and torture. ibid.
The Christian concept in Hell is formulated in the New Testament ... Only Matthew mentions Hell with any regularity. ibid.
Notably the prospect of eternal damnation. ibid.
Great frescoes such as Giotto’s and altar pieces such as Fra Angelico’s Last Judgment all offer their own harrowing visions of Hell. ibid.
It’s Dante’s descriptions of Hell that have reverberated most strongly down the ages. ibid.
Christianity didn’t have a monopoly over the image or idea of Hell. ibid.
The concept of eternal punishment became fundamental to its view of life and death. ibid.
The French sculpture Auguste Rodin ... The Gates of Hell is a superlative mass of seething contorted figures ... One of the supreme sculptural achievements of the past two centuries. ibid.
Jake and Dinos Chapman ... A vast unrelenting tableau of atrocity. ibid.
When the Judgment Day comes civilisation will have an alibi. I never took a human life: I only sold the fellow the gun to take it with. Will Rogers
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. Isaiah 2:4
And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? To whom will ye flee for help? And where will ye leave your glory? Isaiah 10:3
For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity by the Lord God of hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains. Isaiah 22:5
Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.
For the indignation of the Lord is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.
Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.
And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.