“Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life” (Revelation 20:11-12Revelation 20:11-1211 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
American King James Version×).
This final commanded festival of the year — the Eighth Day (also called “the Last Great Day”) - shows how deep and far reaching are the merciful judgments of God. All those who died without understanding God’s truths will be at last given their first opportunity to really know their Creator and join His family.