Kidron Valley site of Last Judgment?


#1

I was reading in one of my Mary books, and this was the first time I’ve ever heard of this, that it is said that the Kidron Valley in Jerusalem, Israel, will be the site of the Last Judgment.
This to me seems a beautiful thought, yet I can’t imagine that this would be so. For one thing, Kidron Valley would be far too small to hold everyone who has ever lived, and will be living, as well as those who have died throughout the ages awaiting their glorified bodies, to fit all in one place. Unless God, or Jesus, will miraculously expand it?
Also, the Last Judgment is when “the dead shall rise from their graves.” I had always imagined, or assumed, that those of us who will be dead and lying in our graves will rise from the place in the cemeteries in which we were buried or interred.
I thought this was an interesting thing to read, and would be interested to know any thoughts on this.
I’m afraid of this “dreadful day”, and when I recite the “Apostles’ Creed” and say “…I look forward to the resurrection of the dead…” it’s a lie! I really don’t! I’m terrified of it!


#2

The Church has no teaching on when or where.


#3

Remember, all things are possible with God…the judgement will be where and when He chooses.


#4

The belief that resurrection and Judgement would occur in the “Valley of Jehoshaphat” antedates Christianity. For this reason, the sides of the valley are covered with graveyards, Jewish, Christian and Muslim; folks wanted their bodies to be first to awaken.

OP, you and I couldn’t disagree more, I long for that day. Everlasting LIFE can only begin then! I want to be HUGGED and HELD by our LORD, and BREATHE with HIM!!! And U can’t do that while being dead!

ICXC NIKA!


#5

Yes, this belief comes from Zechariah’s prophecy of a coming “day of Yhwh.”

Behold, a day is coming for the LORD, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in your midst. For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses plundered and the women raped. Half of the city shall go out into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle. On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward. And you shall flee to the valley of my mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.

On that day there shall be no light, cold, or frost. And there shall be a unique day, which is known to the LORD, neither day nor night, but at evening time there shall be light. On that day living waters shall flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea and half of them to the western sea. It shall continue in summer as in winter. And the LORD will be king over all the earth. On that day the LORD will be one and his name one. The whole land shall be turned into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem. But Jerusalem shall remain aloft on its site from the Gate of Benjamin to the place of the former gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king’s winepresses. And it shall be inhabited, for there shall never again be a decree of utter destruction. Jerusalem shall dwell in security.


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