<<final judgment>>

Receiving God’s judgment upon sin, in contrast to salvation (Mt 25:41,45). Damnation to the lake of fire is what we deserve because of our sin. However, by the grace of God, accepting the salvation of Jesus and walking in His way we can escape this horrible future (Rom 6:23). The unbeliever stands under condemnation, although the penalty has yet to be enforced (Jn 3:18). 

See also: blessed or cursed, condemn, divine judgement, eternal damnation.