Book of life – once saved always saved?

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Transcript: Greetings, everyone. I’d like to discuss Revelation, chapter 20, verse 15. It reads as follows and whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Is your name written in the Book of Life? Are you sure? What is this Book of Life? Philippians 4:3

And I entreat thee also, true yokefellow, helpe those women which laboured with me in the Gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellow labourers, whose names are in the booke of life.

I think it’s pretty clear that these are fellow labourers in Christ, born again saved people who have their faith in Jesus Christ. Their names are entered into the Book of Life. Is your name in the Book of Life? Now, many institutional churches are going to teach you that your name cannot be blotted out of the Book of Life. Or, in other words, they teach you that once saved, you’re always saved. But Revelation 3:5 sheds a particular light on this issue. It reads,

5 Hee that ouercommeth, the same shalbe clothed in white raiment, and I will not blot out his name out of the booke of life, but I will confesse his name before my Father, and before his Angels.

Notice it says, Names are blotted out of the Book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels. So you see, names that are not in the book of life are unsaved people or names that have been blotted out of the book of life. And these are worshippers of the beast or Antichrist. Revelation 13:8 says,

And all that dwel vpon the earth, shall worship him, whose names are not written in the booke of life of the Lambe, slaine from the foundation of the world.

You see, if your name is not in the Book of Life, it means you’re not saved. And if your name has been blotted out of the Book of Life, it means it was in the Book of Life. That is, you were saved. You were a fellow labourer in Christ, but for some reason you fell away from the faith or whatever your name was blotted out. Can you see the implication here? Names get blotted out of the Book of life. Now, one of the verses the once saved, always saved crowd turns to they ignore these. They have no answer for these verses. They will turn to John 10:28-29

And I giue vnto them eternall life, and they shall neuer perish, neither shall any man plucke them out of my hand.

29 My father which gaue them me, is greater then all: and no man is able to plucke them out of my fathers hand.

So this is the go to verse for the once saved, always saved crowd. But yet, if you read it carefully, it says, no man may pluck them out of the Father’s hand. It doesn’t say the father can’t toss you out of his hand or block you out of the Book of Life. It says no man can do that. That means you don’t have the power yourself to do it, being a man. Nor does any other person. But only God can pluck you out of his hand. And when he bought somebody’s name out of the Book of Life, they are plucked out of the Father’s hand. It can’t be any other way. Your name must be in the Book of Life. Or you don’t go to heaven. You go where the beast goes.

Think about this carefully. Study these verses the institutional churches want you to believe. Once saved, always saved. They read in John chapter ten, verses 28 and 29, something that is not there. Pay attention to the text. Your eternal destiny depends on you understanding these basics. God does block names out, and he does pluck certain people out of his hand. Once saved, always saved. So that’s not here in the Scripture. Thank you for listening.


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