After the resurrection, the last event to consummate the end of the age is the judgment of mankind
The biblical account refers to a singular book, the Book of Life, and a number of additional books listing the deeds of each human
being, for which each must give an account (Rev 20:12;
1 Cor 3:13).
Seldom mentioned, the Book of Life (Ex 32:32-33;
Ps 69:28; Phil 4:3) is a list of
names of those who will enter the Kingdom of God (Rev 3:5); however, there is never a
mention of a book listing the names of those who are disbarred.
And it is implied that everyone created is listed in the Book of Life until some judicial determination is made that
would cause a person's name to be "blotted out" and removed (Rev 3:5;
Matt 7:21-23; 10:32-33;
Ancient cities maintained their census by recording the name of each citizen in a register until their death whereupon
their name was removed.
This would be consistent with the idea that the atonement of Jesus Christ was indeed unlimited and for all
(Mark 10:45; 1 John 2:2); however,
only those who have faith will kept their names in the Book of Life, because their sins have been forgiven
(Col 2:13-15; John 1:29;
Judgment is the final step of sanctification and conclusion of the whole salvation process in which a Believer is made completely pure
and enabling complete access into the presence of God (Rev 21:27).
For deeper study:
The Book of Life
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