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CanTrue Believers Be Blotted Out of the Book of Life? (Revelation 3:5)

"Can a True Believer Be Blotted Out of the Book of Life?" This teaching explains Revelation 3:5 in relationship to other Bible verses to bring out its true meaning. Some individuals advocate that true believers can lose their eternal salvation by misquoting Revelation 3:5. However, in this lesson we will examine this Bible verse to discover its true meaning. Revelation 3:5 says, "He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will NOT erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."

Here Christ promises every believer that (1.) He will NOT erase his name from the book of life, and (2.) He will confess our names before the Father and before His angels.

Incredibly, although the text says just the opposite, some people assume that this verse teaches that the believer's name can be erased from the book of life.

_They thus foolishly turn a promise into a threat.

In John's day, rulers kept a register of the citizens of a city. If someone died, or committed a serious crime, their name was erased from that register. Christ, the King of heaven, promises never to erase a believers' name from the book of life.

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