Special thanks to zondervan and biblica for permission to use the niv, tniv and the nirv. The book of life, also called the scroll of life or book of remembrance, contains the names of people in line to receive the gift of everlasting life. In the hebrew bible the book of lifethe book or musterroll of godrecords forever all people considered righteous. Those whose names are written in the book of life are those who belong to god, those who have attained eternal life. Is there a difference between the book of life and the. The lambs book of life is different from the book of life and only has those who will be saved, but the names are unsaved in the lambs book of life until they become born again as well. Book 14 the exile book 15 return to the land book 16 gods prophets book 17 the savior book 18 the good shepherd book 19 the son of god book 20 the lord of life book 21 the early church book 22 journeys for jesus book 23 guidebook index book 24 the holy bible king james version. Tens of millions of people are using the bible app to make gods word a part of their daily lives. Its the one bible resource that incorporates todays top scholarship in answering. The king james version remains one of the greatest landmarks in the.
It is also alluded to in other passages that remind us that god remembers his people and their obedience and sacrifices for his way of life. Are we saved as long as our name is written in the book. What is the book of life and the book of the living. It is the only book that can enable us to meet the emergencies and cushion the shocks that come to us in life. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. Often described as having a pastors heart with a writers pen, his work communicates gods love for us in jesus through scripture, personal stories, and timeless parables. In scripture it is referred to as the book of life, and your friend is correct.
The commissioning of the king james bible took place in 1604 at the hampton court conference outside of london. You can browse the niv bible verses by using the chapters listed below, or use our free bible search feature at the top of this page. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done rev. Read gods word at anytime, anywhere using the youversion bible app. Available for ios, android, blackberry, windows phone and more. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. In the ot the book of life or its equivalents was a register of the citizens of the theocratic community. The book of life, in this context, is the set of names of those who will live with god forever in heaven.
Cooper has prepared the following explanation, giving the difference between the book of life and the lambs book of life. God has a purpose for everything he creates, including us. There are eight references in new testament to the book of life, and two of them refer specifically to the book of life that belongs to the lamb, jesus christ. The book of life is the book in which appears the name of every person who is born. Why is something that came so naturally to jesus so difficult for us. Then i saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. Furthermore, the passages that indicate one can be blotted out of the book of.
For more than 30 years, max lucado has inspired countless readers with his numerous books, bible studies, and childrens stories. And if anyones name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. In my new life, the new christian will be given deep truths in short and simple to understand chapters that will grow their knowledge of gods word and build foundations on which their daily trust in jesus can grow for the rest of their lives. The dead were judged according to their works good deeds as recorded in the books. Clicking on a book of the bible will show you a list of all the chapters of that book. So the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to their deeds. The bible says believers names are written in the book of life. The ten days between rosh hashanah and yom kippur are days of repentance, when jews express remorse for their sins through prayer and fasting.
Jesus said that abraham, isaac, jacob and the prophets will be in the kingdom of god, so their names are certainly in the book of life. True, the bible uses the metaphor of having the names of all the righteous written in a book actually, the greek word means scroll which is kept in heaven. The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction. Niv life application study bible, second edition, personal. The psalmist prays that the wicked will be blotted out of the book of life. It is a book to face life with today, and its the book which furnishes the only sure route through this world and on into the next world. Only one is written by the apostle paul philippians 4. The king james biblewhich has been called the most influential version of the most influential book in the world, in what is now its most influential language and which in the united states is the most used translation, being still considered a standard among protestant churches and being used liturgically in the orthodox church in america. Printed copies are available online from living stream ministry. Enjoy hundreds of versions, including audio, all on your mobile device. And i saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. So, god is represented as having a record of all who are under his special care and guardianship. In the hebrew bible the book of life the book or musterroll of godrecords forever all people considered righteous before god.
It is with reference to the book of life that the holy remnant is spoken of as being written unto life in jerusalem. Seven of the references appear in the book of revelation. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and hades the dwelling place of the dead. Jack kelly feels that there are two books but only the bride is in the lambs book of life therefore only the bride will have access to new jerusalem due to revelation 21. This bible includes nearly 10,000 life application notes and features designed to help gods timeless truth become a personal truth for every reader.
The phrase is derived from the custom of the ancients of keeping genealogical records nehemiah 7. New heart english bible i saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and they opened books. The notes begin with helping the reader understand gods word, then shows how to apply what god is teaching to everyday life. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my father and his angels revelation 3. Lambs book of life and book of life seem to be two. The life of a jesus follower bible study book lifeway. The life of a jesus follower bible study book includes printed content for eight small group sessions, personal study between meetings, applicable scripture, how to use this study, tips for leading a group, and a leader guide. Therefore, many israelis at the time of the biblical autumn festivities say to each other may your name be written in the book of life. Then books were opened, and another book was openedthe book of life. Book of life international standard bible encyclopedia. It is a list of names of people who will receive eternal life as a gift and reward for their love to god and their love for other people. The niv bible was first published in 1973, with revisions published in 1978 and 1983. Share scripture with friends, highlight and bookmark passages, and create a daily habit with bible plans.
Now, it has been thoroughly updated and expanded, offering even more relevant insights for understanding and applying gods word to everyday life in todays world. The phrase book of life is found only eight times, in eight verses, in the bible. And why does there appear to be two books of life in the bible. Several pundits use the same book position to argue that there is no eternal salvation since names are blotted out of the book of life. And i urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life. The phrase book of life appears eight times in the new king james version of the bible, and seven of those are in the book of revelation. In judaism today, it plays a role in the feast known as yom kippur, or day of atonement. And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come. Download the free app and access your bookmarks, notes, and reading plans from anywhere. The bible speaks of a book in heaven that lists the names of all the people who will inherit eternal life.
In the new testament, and some verses in the old testament, we run into something known as the book of life a number times. These occurrences are all found in the new testament. Consider some of these fundamental truths that the bible reveals. And all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the lamb who was slain. Jewish tradition tells how god opens the book of life and studies the words, actions, and thoughts of. Book of life in the scriptures the following bible references speak of the book of life. The book of life contains the names of those who have been spiritually converted and who have dedicated their lives to the service of god.1284 1225 981 1308 933 666 1150 1347 1461 606 1356 776 3 252 1146 1239 488 400 1326 1269 983 624 1431 1603 662 1511 1443 957 24 1539 1505 1565 1414 451 707 836 962 743 129 821 333 500