Being blotted out of the Book of Life

Many believe and have been told they had their name written in the Book of Life when they received salvation.  (As a side note this blog wishes to demonstrate we are not saved until Christ returns…   Many use the scripture from Luke and make this assumption.

Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.[1]

All this scripture says is be glad it is.  We need to be glad we have not had our part of the Book of Life taken from us. 

And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.[2]

Even Moses himself understood names could and will be blotted out and no longer remain written in Heaven.

And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.  Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin–; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.  And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.[3]

So what does that mean for us today?  We need not buy into the false gospel that teaches:

  • Men’s names are written in the Book of Life at salvation.
    • When our names are written the Book of Life they will remain there forever.


Instead we need to live our lives so our names are not blotted out of the Book of Life.  We who have put our hope in Chris,t now have a hope of salvation.

So now we need to live out our hope in obedience and no longer deceive people with the false doctrines of the above mentioned.  Let us live our lives by The Gospel According to the Gospel.

[1] Luke 10:20

[2] Revelation 22:19

[3] Exodus 32:31-33

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