Revelation 20:11

A great white throne (qronon megan leukon). Here megan (great) is added to the throne pictures in Luke 4:4 ; Luke 20:4 . The scene is prepared for the last judgment often mentioned in the N.T. ( Matthew 25:31-46 ; Romans 14:10 ; 2 Corinthians 5:10 ). "The absolute purity of this Supreme Court is symbolized by the colour of the Throne" (Swete) as in Daniel 7:9 ; Psalms 9:1 ; Psalms 97:2 . The name of God is not mentioned, but the Almighty Father sits upon the throne ( Psalms 4:2 Psalms 4:9 ; Psalms 5:1 Psalms 5:7 Psalms 5:13 ; Psalms 6:16 ; Psalms 7:10 Psalms 7:15 ; Psalms 19:4 ; Psalms 21:5 ), and the Son sits there with him ( Hebrews 1:3 ) and works with the Father ( John 5:19-21 ; John 10:30 ; Matthew 25:31 ; Acts 17:31 ; 2 Corinthians 5:10 ; 2 Timothy 4:1 ). From whose face the earth and the heaven fled away (ou apo proswpou epugen h ge kai o ourano). Second aorist (prophetic) active of peugw. See 2 Timothy 16:20 . The non-eternity of matter is a common teaching in the O.T. ( Psalms 97:5 ; Psalms 102:27 ; Isaiah 51:6 ) as in the N.T. ( Mark 13:31 ; 2 Peter 3:10 ). Was found (eureqh). First aorist passive indicative of euriskw. All is now spiritual. Even scientists today are speaking of the non-eternity of the universe.