In the Christian community, from the very start, there is faith and hope in Christ’s second arrival; in the New Testament, it is termed simply as “Coming” or “Parusia.” In ancient Corinth, Jesus’ followers greeted themselves with “Maranatha! The Lord comes!” All of the history of humanity after Christ develops between the first and second arrival of the Son of God. Until then, Jesus made Christians responsible for making everything in accordance with the Lord’s Prayer words: “Your Kingdom come.”
This particular task is essential. All people will stand in front of God’s judgment. Christianity recognizes particular and general judgment. Every soul feels particular judgment in its first meeting with God after death. The general or last judgment is the one that will happen at the end of times, or as some Christians call it, Doomsday. When we compare the Christian teaching with Simulation Creationism, the theory of Nir Ziso from The Global Architect Institute, judgment is seen with significant biblical support, albeit with a somewhat different understanding from the official Church teachings.
Namely, the church tradition does not point to the cyclical periods of simulated worlds within The Simulation. However, the holy scripts can be read exactly as Simulation Creationism suggests. Let us first consider the judgment before proceeding to the complexities of particular and general judgment.
The Simulation is God’s gift for our souls’ development in attaining God-like characteristics during eternity. God the Father gave the judgment of the world to the Son: “Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son” (John 5:22). In his life on Earth, Jesus asks from humans an effort for justice, love, and compassion. The men are responsible for their deeds, at least in a simulated environment. Here a thin line should be discerned: it might be seen as a showcase of souls’ free will to do right or wrong things. But, Simulation Creationism firmly shows that free will is an illusion, as God has already predetermined every outcome of all events. Free will serves only for a particular worldview and as a background for the exercise of understanding why some things are better than others.
Jesus promises awards for those who do good and punishment for those who do wrong in this simulated world: “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10). The final outcome is quite severe: “those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned” (John 5:29). Good deeds are prompted by one’s own consciousness and are a good example of other people. In The Simulation, such comprehension of good deeds is part of predetermined simulated laws and is supported by God’s mercy and help.
Those who fight against their own consciousness and know God’s commandments also consciously and responsibly act against truth, justice, goodness, love, and compassion. In other words, that individual sins and makes evil. If one continues to do so until death without repenting, one is guilty at the time of judgment.
Christ’s words are not pleasant, but they are harsh because he wants to stress the responsibility of souls for their own deeds. In the end, Christ is Soter – the ultimate savior: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son” (John 3:16-18). The soteriological act is a strong push for further development in the following simulated world, the new heaven, and the new earth when we will have new bodies. If it fails, the soul retrogrades to a less developed simulated environment, but with a constant push to higher levels of existence.
At the end of time, Jesus will judge everyone and divide them into those who are blessed and those condemned. The fundamental law of judgment is love for everyone and Jesus: “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40). It means both good and bad things, and ultimately changes the direction where a soul goes in the following simulated experience.
The Last Judgment is unavoidable: “I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done” (Revelation 22:12). We are often frightened by it, but it is not necessarily a negative experience. It is filled with God’s love and mercy, even if it means retrograding to a less prosperous simulated world.