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Are the unbaptized going to be raised to judgement?

There is nothing in the New Testament which specifies that only those who submit to baptism will be eligible for the resurrection of condemnation at the judgement.

The Jewish leaders were not baptised, but they will clearly be raised and condemned.

Luke 13:28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out.

Felix wasn't baptised but he found sufficient reason to tremble.

Acts 24:25 And as he (Paul) reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

It seems logical to me to believe that those who come to an understanding of the purpose of God become eligible for resurrection and judgment, whether they submit to baptism or not.

This, on the basis that to whom much is given, more is expected.

I wouldn’t be brave (or perhaps foolish) enough to say that I know what God requires of me but if I don’t get baptised, I can do my own thing and God can’t raise me to condemnation. God is not mocked. We can't expect to escape judgement through the "no baptism" loophole.

Please read: Resurrectional Responsibility. (click on the title)

I hope you find this helpful.

God bless,