No one needs to live with the fear that his or her name will be erased from the Book of Life today or sometime in the future. Once you are saved, you can never be lost again (John 6:37 and John10:28-29). There is a reason this passage eliminates the possibility of names being erased [“blotted out”] from the Book of Life or losing your salvation. God “…has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love (Eph. 1:4) “. If we are saved, then we have overcome the world (I John 5:4-5) and we who have overcome the world through Jesus Christ’s Lordship over us…those who are saved, are destined to be pillars in the temple of God (Revelation 3:12).
The meaning of predestination means that we were adopted as children of God, chosen before the earth even existed, and like a couple who plans to have children, they fully intend not to leave their children as orphans or give up on them.
Then who are these who are “not found written in the Book of Life?” It is, “All who dwell on the earth.” In other words, those whom God knew would not accept His free gift of eternal life, had never had their names in the Book of Life in the first place. Of course, they had never had their names erased from the book, either. The only way around this problem for those who hold to the erasable name view is to maintain that all the unsaved people who had their names erased were already dead by this time in history. That is certainly possible, but it is highly unlikely. It is especially unlikely in light of the intense persecution of those who name the name of Christ will be facing during this time (Revelation 13:7). And once again, why would God write down a name only to have to erase it again if He has perfect foreknowledge? He is God and He is sovereign. I have often wondered if this was the reason the Ark was so much bigger and provisions were so much more than they actually needed for the number of animals and Noah's family. He left room enough on it, in my personal opinion, to accommodate any who decided to repent before the Great Flood. God doesn't want anyone to perish.
A LETTER FROM GOD (original author unknown)
God has written humans a love letter. It is the Bible. If He could send a personal letter to each of His children, including you, it might read like this:
I want you to know just how safe and secure you are in My Presence. That is a fact, totally independent of your feelings. If you have been saved, you are on your way to heaven; nothing can prevent you from reaching that destination; not breadth, not heights, not death. There you will see Me face-to-face, and your joy will be off the charts by any earthly standards. Even now, you are never separated from Me, though for a while, you must see Me through the eyes of faith. I will walk with you till the end of time and onward into eternity.
Although My Presence is a guaranteed promise, that does not necessarily change your feelings. When you forget that I am with you, you may experience loneliness or fear. It is through awareness of My Presence that peace displaces negative feelings, or isolation or fear of doubts. Practice the discipline of walking consciously with Me through each and every day. Your salvation is not affected by your feelings or doubts or beliefs. Your feelings and doubts can not change My will to save you…it is certain, for I Am God Almighty and I will not lose even one of you whom I have chosen (John 6:37, 39, 10:28-29).
Your Loving Father
Being Named In The Book of LIfe
Malachi 3:16-18 says that those who fear Almighty God Jehovah, calling on His name and serving Him, will be found written in the book of remembrance.
Revelation 13:4-9 says that a person whose name is not in the book of life will serve the beast.
Revelation 20:11-15 reveals that many books are opened, one of them being the Book of Life. The dead are judged according to their works. Those not found written in the Book of Life will be thrown into the lake of fire.
Exodus 32:31-33 indicates that even Moses knew of the existence of Jehovah's book of life.
The good news is, God's pencil has no eraser so you can not be erased from the Book of Life. Before you breathed your first word, God knew how you would respond to His offer of grace. According to His all-knowing foreknowledge of the future, He wrote your name in the book of life…not to erase but to remain. And there it shall remain forever (John 10:28-29). Don’t believe me…or your own feelings. Believe what God said! So you see, it is not all your responsibility…it is your response to His ability. For the saved Christian, holiness was not the way to Jesus, Jesus was the way to holiness.
Additional scriptures also speak of a non-losable salvation…an eternal, permanent security that you can read for yourself: Genesis 21:12; Exodus 9:16; 33:19; Deutoronomy 10:15; 32:8; Joshua 11:20; 1 Samuel 12:22; 2 Corinthians 6:6; Psalm 33:12; 65:4; 78:68; 135:4; Isiah 41:1-10; Jeremiah 1:5; Mark 13:20; Luke 22:22; John 6:37; 15:16; 17:2, 6, 9; Acts 2:28; 3:18; 4:28; 13:48; 17:26; Romans 9:11, 18, 21; 11:5; Ephesians 3:11; 1 Thessolonians 1:4; 2 Thessolonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 1:2; 1 Peter 1:2.
I Admit – that I am a sinner and in need of a Savior (Romans 6:23)
I Abandon – self-effort and realize I can not be saved by my works or efforts (Acts 16:31)
I Accept freely Christ’s payment for my sins, required of the Father. (John 3:16)
I Acknowledge Jesus Christ as my personal lord and Savior (Acts 4:12)
If you have just received Jesus, you have now received God’s inheritance rights since you are now a son or daughter of His and can never be lost again & live forever (John 10:28-29). Now, join a Bible-believing church, or call 1-888-NeedHim (633-3446) for follow up questions about salvation that is only available through Jesus Christ.