There are 8 references to the book of life in the Bible, Phil 4:3; Rev 3:5, 13:8, 17:8; 20:21;20:15; 21:27; 22:19
There are names written in it, you can have your name blotted out of it, worshippers of the Beast are not written in it, the
dead are judged according to it, The Book Of Life
whoever is not written in it is cast into the Lake of Fire, Only those whose names are written in it are allowed to enter
into New Jerusalem, those who take away from the words in revelations will have their part taken away from it,
There are 4 references to The Lake of Fire,
Rev 19:20, 20:10; 20:14, 15
The beast and false prophet are cast into it, the devil is cast into it, death and hell are cast into it, and whoever is not
found written in the Book of Life are cast into it.
According to Jesus hell was created for the devil and his angels. We originally had no business there in the first place,
but apparently, man himself, chooses to go there of his own free will.
2Pet 2:4, Jude 6,
And there were some creatures that were made to
be destroyed 2 Pet 2:12
According to the OT and NT, “forever” is used when it talking about both the Lake of Fire and Eternal Life, and
ruing and reigning with Jesus.
Most of the definitions seem to indicate this means
(without an end) one reference is made to imply an (age) or (course) which gives the impression that there will be an end.
So depending upon which definition you want to apply to eternal life, and which one you want to apply to the Lake of Fire,
if forever means an age and therefore will end someday, then Universal Reconciliation or Eternal Salvation will also end someday.
The same terms, (eternal, everlasting, forever) are used for BOTH states. I personally would like to believe that everlasting
life is just what it says, (without end) So if God meant that the Lake of Fire was forever, and that those entering it will
be tormented forever, and you say that forever has an ending, that kind of makes God contradict Himself and we are stuck with
the possibility of Eternal Life not being as eternal as we thought. That would make it “Perpetual Life or Universal
Reconciliation until that Age is over”
I don’t think that is what Jesus meant when He said: Jhn 17:3
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
And that is what the whole book of First John is about. Eternal Life is not just a state of being, nor just length of days
It is to KNOW Jesus AND the Father intimately and have a NEVER ENDING relationship starting from the moment of the Born Again
experience. Then you go from that point and build on your relationship with Him from there.
Whoever is saved or going to be saved will have to exact same requirements, no exceptions. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ
AND receive Him.
The Book of John and First John make this point clear. Eternal life IS Jesus. HE is that LIFE, and it is also clear that whoever
REJECTS Jesus is also rejecting that LIFE. Because Eternal Life is a NEVER ENDING RELATIONSHIP with the creator.
No, God will not save EVERYONE by force. If HE did that HE would be working against His own plan of free will. God won’t
force anyone to be saved, and only those who accept Him and enter into that intimate relationship with Him are saved already.
So we can’t say that we believe that Eternal Life means never ending because we like “Forever” applied that
way, and we don’t like the way it is applied to the Lake of Fire, when the exact same terms are used to express the
length of both states or conditions. People say the Lake of Fire will have an end someday simply because they don’t
like the idea of it being never ending.
Isa 66:22-24 Says we will be able to look into the fire that shall not be quenched and see the people there!
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