The Book of Life is exactly that: A Book of Life

The Book of Life is exactly that: A Book of Life

The scriptures talk over and over again about a “Book of Life”: “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.” Revelation 3:5 “… and with other my fellow labourers, whose names are in the Book of Life.” Philippians 4:3 Moses and Paul were both willing to be blotted out of this book: “Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin…and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.” Exodus 32:32  “For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh ” Romans 9:3 “Brethren, my...

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Epilogue: The Nature of Eternal Life

Epilogue: The Nature of Eternal Life

              I think it’s only fitting that this two-part study on human damnation — Hell Know and Sheol Know — should close on a positive note by looking at what the Bible says about eternal life in the new heavens and new earth, traditionally referred to as “heaven.” Allow me to breach the topic in an unconventional way by referencing something most of us are familiar with, even if it’s just a little bit.  One invigorating aspect of science fiction shows, films and books is the exciting notion that humankind will one day be able to explore the vast expanses of the universe. I don’t know about you, but when I look up into the night sky and see the vast starry panorama I am filled with awe and...

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