We are unable to find an exact scripture based on the information provided, but these scriptures may come close:


Matt 24:40-42, “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.”

Luke 17:34-36, “I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.”


The Matthew and Luke scriptures seem to link a judgment of the godly to the return of our Lord, rather than specifically to a judgment day.  There are also many other scriptures and pictures which further illustrate this same separation of the godly into two groups:  Elijah separated from Elisha by a chariot of fire (2 Kings 2); the wise and foolish virgins (Matt 25); Gideon and the 300 (Judges 7); the called, chosen, and faithful (Rev 17).  All of these texts indicate a judgment of the godly – and 1Peter 4:17 tells us that judgment begins at the house of God. 


2 Peter 2:9  “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:”

2 Peter 3:7  “But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.”


These scriptures in 2 Peter seem to identify another day of judgement for the unjust and ungodly.  In 2 Peter 3:8, we are told that a day with the Lord is one thousand years, so we can conclude that this judgment day is a 1000 year period of time.


This may raise additional questions:  If there is a 1000 year judgement day, what is the purpose of such a long period of time?  If when people die they go to either Heaven or Hell, aren’t they already judged?  Why is a future day of judgment required when the decision of Heaven/Hell has already been made?


1Tim2:3, 4  “ For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”


It is God's will that all be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth, and what better way to do that then provide mankind with 1000 years to remove blindness and impart His light?  Satan, the great deceiver will be bound during this 1000 year period;

Revelation 20:2  “And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years”

so that God's light and truth can be taught to mankind unencumbered.  Although 2 Peter 2:9 talks about punishment, the thought of the Greek word used here (kolazo) is that of pruning.  One does not prune a tree to torture it, but rather to cut out the unhealthy and extra parts in order to produce more fruit.  We have several scriptures that mention this pruning concept, including:

John 15:1  “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

2  Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

4  Abide in me, and I in you.”

We hope that we were able to find the scriptures you are looking for, and we hope that the scriptures presented here answer any questions regarding separate judgements for the godly and the ungodly. We believe that God's judgment is intended to bring all to a knowledge of the truth so that all may be saved.