If that were true that would make god a liar, and changeable. The book refers to the place in exodus where moses prays, but now please forgive their sin, but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written, and god replies, everyone who has sinned against me i will blot out of my book. Having your name blotted out from the book of life. This verse is usually involved in the debate concerning. I will never erase their names from the book of life, but i will announce before my father and his. And the lord said unto moses, whosoever hath sinned against me, him will i blot out of my book ex. Blotting out of names the book of life learn the bible. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment. The believers name can never be blotted out of the book of life. It shall be that the firstborn whom she bears shall assume the name of his dead brother, so that his name will not be blotted out from israel.
Certain passages imply that names are blotted out removed from the book ex. If a person never calls upon the lord jesus christ for salvation, the theory is that this persons name will be blotted out of the book of life. Those who fail to exercise faith prior to death are blotted out of the book. I will confess his name before my father and before his angels revelation 3.
Being blotted out of the book of life in revelation 3. The very fact that not having your name blotted out of the book of life is a result of the judgment seat of christ should tell us that at least the person in. In a similar fashion, the words, i will not blot out his name from the book of life, at once suggest the understatement of a litotes. Therefore, the way to avoid being blotted from the book of life is to get your name written in the lambs book of life. Your name can not be blotted out of the lambs book of life and that is why i say they are not the same book. And the bible shows that our loving god has a plan that involves giving everyone a full chance to repent and be saved 2 peter 3. They further argue that god, who knows the future, would never list a name in the book of life in the first place if it would have to be blotted out later. To have your name blotted out you must reject gods plan of salvation. They have said, come, and let us wipe them out as a nation. We see names being blotted out of the book of life. In fact, they say just the opposite, that no believer will ever be blotted out.
Are we saved as long as our name is written in the book. Id always thought our names were added to the lamb. It is a sobering thing to think about a person paging through gods book of. But they shall learn that the sins that they commit deprive them of heaven and show that. If a person thinks their name can be blotted out it turns a promise into a threat.
No christian will have his name blotted from that book. If a person experiences physical death, never having trusted christ for forgiveness, his name is erased from the book of life. Let them be blotted out of the book of life, and not be written with the righteous. Book of life a book which records the name of every individual ever born. There is only one book of life, and names can be removed. Will god ever blot a believers name out of the book of life. Can your name be blotted out of the lambs book of life. Let them be blotted out of the book of the living and not be written with the righteous. That proves some will have their names blotted out because they did not repent from where they had fallen back from the faith.
This one who conquers or overcomer is a reference to christians. Names blotted out commentary a testimony of jesus christ. They claim to have their names written in the book of life. Therefore, this is not an example of a name being blotted out of the book of life. Therefore we can conclude that all names are in the book from the foundation of the world. But if not, please blot me out of the book that you have written.
He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and i will not blot out his name from the book of life. Can a believers name be blotted out of the book of life. If someone died unsaved there name would then be blotted out. It is theorized that because the plan of god was for eternal life to be for all people, that when the wicked rebel in life, they ultimately have their names blotted out. God is supposed to have a book of the living in his possession, which contains the names of all those on whom he looks with favour, and whom he will bless both in this world and beyond the grave comp. Book of the living a book which records all those who attain a long life physically. Are names written in the book of life, or blotted out of. This goes against gods promise of eternal security. In other words, being erased is a fearful prospect, which i will not allow to happen to those who persevere. The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will confess his name before my father and before his angels.
I am not sure what he is trying to do with those verses, but they do not say that anyone has ever had their name blotted out of the book of life. But those family and friends who are nottheir names will be blotted out of the book of life and when i get to heaven they will be as if they never existed to me. Those whos names are in the book have a place with god. Being blotted out of the book of life christian chat. Having established that the names of the redeemed appear to have been recorded in the book at the time of their election eph. To have ones name written in the book of life implied the privilege of participation in the temporal blessings of the theocracy, while to be erased or blotted out of this book meant exclusion from those blessings. If you are not a christian your name will be blotted out of the book of life. For not being clothed in the righteousness of christ through the new birth, and.
Book of life of the lamb a book which records only those individuals who are. The book of life would be the same as the book of the living and anyone who was ever born would have been in this book. Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the lord, and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out. It is a book originally containing the name of every person ever born into this world. There is no mention of being blotted out of this book. Let his posterity be cut off, and in the generation following let their name be blotted out. I will never blot out his name from the book of life. The book of life sermon by shane williams, revelation 22. God was the one to determine who was in the book of life and who was not. To believe that god would elect you and then turn around and remove you because of some work, that would set aside the doctrine of grace, and that would mean that works, is how were. Blotted out of the book of life protestant reformed churches.
Names blotted out of the book of lifeshocking info. Others say the book of life has the names of everyone living and that. Where in the bible does it say that names will be blotted. I will not erase his name from the book of life does not necessarily imply that some do have their names erased. Others say the book of life has the names of everyone living and that names can be blotted out, and that the lambs book of life contains the names of born again believers and those names are eternally secure. The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and i will never blot his name out of the book of life. Having established that the names of the redeemed appear to have been. Now i am a christian and all of my immediate family members are christians. I will leave with you with one very scary intense verse from the bible.
If god choose to blot out israels sins, moses request that his name be also blotted out. This clearly tells us that christians have their names written in the book of life. Consider specifically verses 2728, add iniquity to their iniquity, and may they not come into your righteousness. They shall have their name confessed before the father and his angels. It simply says, to the one who is in the book, and who conquers in faith. This concept forms the background for the book of life as john describes it. We never see any names being written into the book of life. For taking away from the words of the book of this prophecy. The positive is emphasized by the negation of its negative. The books of deeds and book of life are distinguished in rev. These references to blotting out of the book of life allow only two possibilities. Only those who overcome the sins of this world will be clothed in white raiment, and they will not risk getting their names blotted out of the book of life.
John piper answers can we be blotted from the book of life. Having your name in the book of life keeps you from doing what. Those whose names are written in the book of life are those who receive salvation. Your name cannot be removed or blotted out of the book of life. After clicking register, you will receive an email with a link to verify your account and to complete your registration. To have your name in the book means you wont marvel, you wont worship. May they be blotted out of the book of life and may they not be recorded with the righteous. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my father and his angels. So then, at the great white throne judgment, if their names are not found in the book of life, it will show them to be unsaved and worthy of partaking in this particular judgment. Several passages in scripture mention being blotted out of the book of life. Is it possible for a persons name to be erased from the book of life. According to scripture, your name is written in this book of life when you accept jesus as your savior.
We see, then, that the bible offers three reasons for having ones name blotted out of the book of life or the lambs book of life. The completed registration allows us to send order and donation receipts to the email address you provided. The lord shall never be willing to forgive him, but rather the. Sadly, many christians fear this may happen to them.
The lord did not say that he would blot out the name of israel from under heaven, but. So the point is that having ones name written in the book is effective. I have been reading some conflicting opinions concerning the book of life and the lambs book of life. Book of life vs lambs book of life baptist christian forums. If there were no possibility at all of having your name blotted out of the book of life, then the lord would not have even of mentioned it. In this video pastor nelson with bible munch looks at revelation 22. From this list, as from any register of earthly citizenship, the names of. This provision for eternal life for everyone is only potential, however. Having said that, there are three passages in scripture that refer to names being blotted out or erased from the book of life the first from exodus. In revelation it talks about the lambs book of life that will be opened on the day of judgement. There is one book of life, and that is the book of the lamb book is a translation from the greek word biblio, strongs 976. If a person is never going to come to a genuine true faith in god their name will not be put in there from the beginning.
What does it mean to be blotted out of the book of life. Is it possible for a persons name to be erased from the. These references to blotting out of the book of life allow only two. A second passage sometimes cited as a removal of a name from the book of life is from psalms. Being blotted out of this book results in premature physical death ex. The lambs book of life seems to have those written in it who have been redeemed by the blood of the lamb of godjesus christ. Generally speaking, the two main groups who have traditionally tampered with gods. Can a persons name be erased from the book of life. If your name is in the book, you will not worship the beast. No, your name can not be blotted out of the book of life. It becomes actual only when appropriated by each person. Im reading a book that says names are not added to the book of life, they are blotted out. The implication is that if you end up giving in to sin, your name will be blotted out of the book of life and you will be denied before god and the angels, something jesus elsewhere emphasizes mt.707 996 233 834 1023 698 492 832 432 1298 1439 1266 1214 755 1086 1275 1152 820 1090 974 833 1058 310 994 561 1108 1147 350 661 1234