Jesus Will Heap Up the Dead. Psalm 110.
We see in Psalm 110 that the Priest after the order of Melchizedek (Jesus in Hebrews 7) will return in judgement. The priest, Christ Jesus, has no beginning of days.
The Lord Jesus, who is named the Word in Revelation 19, will return in judgment and the Psalmist King David says the dead will be "heaped up"! Heaped up can only mean that the billions of unbelievers living on the earth will be destroyed on that day. (NIV, BSB)
The Psalmist issued this terrible warning with the hope that some will be saved through the message that brings faith to those chosen, as David was chosen. (Hebrews chapter 11.)
The dead heaped up is a dreadful prophesy. There is none like it! The elect will be delivered from this wrath of the Almighty Savior who has been glorified at the right hand of God.
Romans 9 teaches us double predestination. Out of clay, God fashions many menial pots and a few fancy pots created for salvation.
Jesus said, many are called but few are chosen. All those billions of people not chosen in Christ will have their bodies heaped up on the judgement day! It remains a dreadful, but not unexpected warning!
An avalanche heaps up snow. Jesus Christ will heap up bodies!
Make no mistake, Jesus, with no beginning of days, is Deity along with the Father and Holy Spirit. He will exercise His wrath upon the menial pots. The bodies will indeed heap up.
Melchizedek is Jesus Christ as he is the both King of righteousness and King of peace (Salem). Hebrews 7:1-3.
Apostle Paul, Job and the Afterlife
The Apostle Paul could not wait for the glory that is our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Titus 2:13. Paul, in 1 Thess. 2:19 said unbelievers would be sent away from the presence of the Lord. He did not mention hell but Paul did warn of God's wrath on the last Day.
Paul did speak of Castaways. He does not want to be a castaway. Yes, the bodies had to die. They pile up.
But the souls of the unbelievers will be castaway. 2 Thess 1:9 shows us that the non elect will be forever shut out from the presence of the Lord! Jesus said they would be cast into outer darkness.
Paul understood eternal punishment to be separation from God, not a ceasing of consciousness! The key word for Paul is "castaway".
Job understood this as well in chapter 26:5-6:
In Exodus 6:6, we see that the Israelis were redeemed from Egypt. Many false prophets denied the Lord who redeemed their forefathers out of Egypt. Peter said they denied the Lord who bought them (from Egypt.)
That statement does not negate Limited Atonement for the elect in Christ. It means these false preachers denied the Lord who led their forefathers out of Egypt in a type of redemption. We know that the Lord did not die for them. He died only for the elect believers, chosen before the world was made. The elect will not deny the Lord who bought them on the cross!