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Whose names are written in the Book of Life ?
The Book of Life is the book in which appear the names of everyn living person. The Lamb's Book of Life is the book in which appears the name of every person who has been born again, spiritually speaking, who has been saved through the blood of Jesus Christ, by believing in Him as their Lord and Savior. These are not actually books, but God speaks to man in the language that he can understand. To say that our names are in these books is to say that we are predestined and in the mind of God. When do our names appear in these books?
The answer is found in Psalm 139:16:
"Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance;
And in thy book they were all written,
Even the days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was none of them."
Everyone has his name written in the "Book of Life".
Those who never believe in Jesus Christ will have their names blotted out of this book, after they have lived their entire life without repenting of their sins and receiving Him as their Lord and Savior. The righteous, the born-again believers, have their names written in the Lamb's Book of Life and will never have their names blotted out of it.
Specific reference to the Book of Life is found in the following:
Exodus 32:31-33 Moses knew of the existence of God's book of life, and realized a person's name could be removed (blotted out) from it.
Psalms 69:27-28 It is important to remain faithful to the one true God. Not doing so could result in one's name being removed from God's book of life.
Daniel 12:1-2 seen also in John 5:28-29, which refers to the second resurrection, when all the dead will be raised for judgment at the same time, some to everlasting life, while others will be thrown into the lake of fire, according to Mt.25:46 and Rev.20:15.
Malachi 3:16-18 Those who fear Almighty God, calling on His name and serving Him, will be found written in the book of remembrance.
Revelation 13:4-9 A person whose name is not in the book of life will serve the beast.
Revelation 20:11-15 Many books are opened, one of them being the Book of Life. The dead are judged according to what they had done according to their works. Those not found written in the Book of Life will be thrown into the lake of fire.
Though it is not specifically documented as the Book of Life, it is clearly inferred in Jn.11:26; Rom.8:29-30; Eph.1:13-14 and 4:4-6 amoung many other places.