Thursday, August 18, 2011

Can our names be blotted out of the Book of Life?

Can Our Names Be Blotted Out of the Book of Life?

Q: Could you please explain Rev 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.” How can the Lord blot out someone’s name from the book of life if the name was never written in the book of life or if the person will not be removed by the Lord?

A : Read these two words together in context,
"4 You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. 5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels." (Rev 3:4-5). Here Jesus was not threatening to take the names of believers out of the Book of Life if they do not overcome, but rather he is encouraging the believing born-again over-comers that He will not take their names out of the Book of life but will continue to confess their name before God the Father and His angels as His very own sheep (John 9:28; 1 John 2:1-2; 1 Tim 2:5-6; Heb 8:1). Many of these few true believers who were worthy and clothed in white garments of righteous works were living based on fear rather than love (1 John 4:18; Rev 3:4; 19:8, 14). Only a few names who have not defiled their garments were really saved in this Church of Sardis and therefore they needed to be watched and strengthened by the shepard of the Church who need to help them live by love towards God (Rev 3:2).

All others were name sake Christians who received the gospel, but were not born again really to keep their garments clean and to stay washed in the blood of Jesus
(Rev 3:3). The main problem in the Church of Sardis was that, all of them claimed to be born again and had a name that were Christians outwardly. But only few were really born again and all the rest needed to receive the true salvation of the Lord and be raised from the dead spirit which remained in them as the same before they joined the Church of Sardis (John 3:3, 5-6; John 5:24; 1 John 3:14; Rev 3:1). The overcomers according to the Lord are those who are born again and have the true faith of Jesus within them, they are those who automatically overcome the world because of the faith that God has put within them (1 John 5:4). Most people take this verse our of context and pull it out to show that a believer can lose His salvation. But actually it says just the opposite. Blessings.....


Share Button

Previous Posts

1 comment:

Unknown said...

It's really nice to see the context and history behing this group of verses . Thanks

© 2008-2019 Abraham Israel. Powered by Blogger.

About is one of the world's fast growing popular Bible study websites, attracting thousands of visitors daily from all around the world. We follow a unique revelatory apostolic seer writing from the Scripture with Rapture taking place any time after Mid-Point but before Great Tribulation begins through Antichrist, we use dispensational interpretation of Scripture and believe the Bible teaches salvation by grace through faith alone, and the eternal security of believers. We will focus mainly on apostolic teaching that will edify, equip and empower the saints to reach their full potential in Christ Jesus. Our goal is the edification, evangelism and empowerment of the last day Church that the Lord Jesus Christ is raising up before His triumphant return!

Have Any Questions? Ask A Apostolic Bible Teacher!

  ►Please Fill Your Email And Name For My Answers To Reach You — Abraham Israel◄  


Email *

Message *

Thank you. God Bless You!

Blog Archive

Total Pageviews