The Book of Life and Heaven

April 17, 2024
The Book of Life and Heaven

Heavenly Birth Register: The Book of Life

When a man is born on this earth, his name is registered in the birth register. The exact same thing happens when a man receives Christ and is born again as a child of God. Their name is written down in the Book of Life. The Book of Life is the birth register in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Luke 10:17-20 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

Here, Jesus said we should be joyful about our names being written in Heaven. Our names being written in Heaven indicates that our names are written in the Book of Life.

How Can I Have My Name Recorded in the Book of Life?

Romans 6:1-4 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

Through baptism, we are reborn with a new life. This is not physical life as one cannot enter their physical mother’s womb to be born again (John 3: 4), this most definitely refers to spiritual life. Thus we have to be baptized in order to be recorded as those who will be written in the Heavenly register. What happens if we fail to be baptized and thus our names are not recorded in the Book of Life? The answer is very scary but cannot be ignored.

Revelations 20:12-15 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.

The result of not having our names written in the Book of Life leads to us being thrown into the lake of fire. Meaning, our souls will be eternally condemned to Hell. We thus have to understand why is it that those whose names are not found in the Book of Life are punished in this way.

Revelations 13:8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.

The people whose names are not found in the Book of Life, are listed as those who worship the beast. In plain words they are devil worshipers. Do you want to be a devil worshiper? Absolutely not, this is why we must be registered in the Heavenly Book and be saved! The Bible does not lie, whoever does not have their name written in the Book of Life is most definitely not a follower of God. Thus, it is a matter of life and death.

Which Baptism Ensures That My Name Is Written?

Most churches, if not all, conduct baptism. However the Book of Life is only promised to one Church. We thus have to find this Church and be baptized there to be saved. Let us find out which church among millions of churches in the world has the Book of Life.

Mathew 16:18-20 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.

Jesus came and established His Church when He was on the earth. And He said that whatever is bound in that Church will also be bound in Heaven. Once one is baptized in that place, his name will be recorded in the Book of Life not only in the Church but also in Heaven. The name of the Church of Jesus is the Church of God (1 Corinthians 11: 22). What special truth does the Church of God keep for us to identify it correctly?

1 Corinthians 10:16-17 Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.

Here Apostle Paul is talking about a cup of thanksgiving. What does the cup refer to?

Luke 22:19-20 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

It refers to the Passover Wine. The Church of God must have the truth of Passover of the New Covenant, established by Jesus when He came to the earth. Among so many churches all throughout the world, the only Church that keeps the truth of the Passover of the New Covenant according to the teachings of the Bible is the World Mission Society Church of God. In order to be saved we must receive the true baptism in the Church of God and have our names recorded in the Book of Life. Let us be the ones who will be remembered as the followers of God among the inhabitants of the earth.