One's judgment occurs throughout the time of his opportunity for salvation. Beginning with God opening the individual's mind to understand His way of life, the judgment extends to the end of his life, and its consequences are eternal. God looks upon the heart, mercifully judging a person based on his attitude, his knowledge of God and His way, his application of what he understands, and his personal relationship with the Father and Son. By this judgment, God determines who will be in His Family. The vast majority of mankind will receive the gift of eternal life, and only the few who deliberately and willfully reject God's salvation will not. The judgments are broken into three broad periods: from Adam to Christ's return, the thousand-year reign of Jesus Christ, and a period following the Millennium when all those who have not had an opportunity for salvation will be resurrected to physical life.

Scripture References:
Hebrews 6:2;   I Samuel 16:7;   Hebrews 9:27;   Hebrews 10:26-27;   I Peter 4:17;   Romans 2:16;   Acts 10:42;   John 5:26-30;   Romans 14:10-12;   II Corinthians 5:10;   Matthew 11:20-24;   Matthew 12:41-42;   Ezekiel 37:12-14;   Revelation 20:5-6, 11-14;