The Lamb's Book of Life vs the Book of Life - The Herald of HopeAll names are written by the omniscient God in the Book of Life before the foundation of the world. Each soul born into this world is a new creation of God and He has already determined the number of souls that He will create to the end of time. Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die Ezekiel The second death is eternal damnation in the lake of fire gehenna. Revelation Many Scriptures indicate that those who trust Christ for salvation are eternally secure in Him and can never be lost however, the following Scriptures speak of names being blotted out, so it does raise the question, how could names be removed?
What’s the difference between the ‘Lamb’s Book of Life’ and the ‘Book of Life’?
Revelation - And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Revelation - And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Revelation - He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. Revelation - And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. Revelation - And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation - And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
King James Version (KJV)
Book of Life — What is it? In other words, the Book of Life is the names of the redeemed—those who will live with God forever in heaven. In this verse, we learn that overcomers will be clothed in white a symbol of purity as our name is acknowledged to God. The lake of fire is the destination created for Satan and it looms eternally before those who reject and rebel against God. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not, and yet will come. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them.