Revelation 20:12 & 13
And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne,
and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were
judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the
dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each
person was judged according to what he had done.
This judgment is for salvation and all who appear at this time are
destined to eternal punishment. They wanted to be judged on the merits of their lives
instead of on the basis of their relationship with Jesus Christ. So, the books that are
opened contain all of their words and deeds. Nobody can stand up to that standard and
so, without their name being written in the Lamb's book of life, they are found guilty.
It is important to note that those who have trusted in Jesus Christ are not a part of
this judgement as they have already been found not guilty and granted their rewards
based on what was contained in those books.