How the Book of Life Works
Updated: May 18, 2022
Everybody's name is written in the Book Life. If you choose to not believe then your name is blotted out. Most people's names will be blotted out.
Revelation 3:5 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.
You have a choice of what gets blotted out: your sins or your name.
Believers get their sins blotted out and their name remains in the Book of Life.
Unbelievers get their name blotted out of the Book of Life and their sins remain.
Your sins are blotted out when you believe on Jesus and accept His payment for your sins and He covers them with His blood.
Your name is blotted out when you die without believing on Jesus... or when you reject Jesus before you die... that is called being reprobate.
Most people think their name is ADDED when they choose to believe. The bible doesn't saying anything about names being added to the Book of Life. The bible talks about names getting blotted out.
Exodus 32:32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin—; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. 33 And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.
Deuteronomy 29:20 the Lord will not spare him, but then the anger of the Lord and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the Lord shall blot out his name from under heaven.
Psalm 69:28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.
Psalm 109:13 Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
Sins get blotted out when you choose to believe.
Isaiah 44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.
Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord...
This verse is more like a curse. And yet, David understood that sin gets blotted out.
Psalm 109:14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the Lord; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
This verse is pretty damning. The unbelievers left on earth at the Rapture will have their names blotted out and will worship him, the antichrist.
Revelation 13:8 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.