The short answer is: No, we are not told that in Scripture. First of all, I should say I believe the "book of life" is a symbol of a spiritual reality. In other words, I don't believe there is a literal book, but some might believe that, and that's okay. Revelation 3:5 never says God… Continue reading Are names ever blotted out of the book of life?
In Genesis 15:6, God's Word says, "And he [Abraham] believed the Lord, and he [God] counted it to him as righteousness." Later in Romans 4:22-24, Paul references this event when he says, "That is why his faith was 'counted to him as righteousness.' But the words 'it was counted to him' were not written for… Continue reading δικαιοσύνη, צְדָקָה – righteousness
I was recently asked this question: I have a question about 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. Here is something that’s always confused me: at the end of the chapter it talks about how, when we die, we will “rise” after Jesus decides to come back. I have always wondered why so many people say when a loved… Continue reading If believers who have died don’t rise again to life until Jesus returns, how are they also in heaven immediately after death?