13:8 and 17:8 ".....whose
names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the
that overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white raiment and I will
blot out his name out of the book of life.(Matthew
12:36), but I will confess his
name before my Father and before his
How else could our
rewards in the government of this Infinite One be determined?
Perhaps this recording
is part of the
4:3; Revelation 20:15;
And how does one get
into this wonderful invisible book?
was offered the tree of life by God:.Genesis
2:9. We are the branches of Christ..
2:7 ".....To him that overcomes
will I give to eat of the tree of life.(Proverbs
3:13-19), which is in the midst
of the paradise of God."
7:1 "Is there not an
appointed time to man upon earth?....." Job
14:14 "If a man die, shall he live again? All the days of my appointed
time will I wait, till my change come."
too was foreordained:.1Corinthians
2:7 "But we speak the wisdom
of God in a mystery, even
the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory."
life was promised before time began:.Titus
1:2 "In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before
is 'eternal', 'time'; in other words, it was.always.God's
purpose for us to have eternal life with Him).began."
Regarding Creator-God and
Christ's purpose; planned before the
Earth was in existence:
1:20 "Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world,
manifest in these last times
3:11 "According to the eternal purpose which
he purposed in Christ Emmanuel our Lord."
13:8 "And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship
him, those whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb
slain from the foundation
of the world."
26:31,32 "Then said Emmanuel unto them, All you shall be offended because
of me this night, for.it
about B.C./B.C.E. 520:.Zechariah
13:7), I will smite the shepherd
and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. But after I am risen
again, I will go before you into Galilee.".(prophecies
about Emmanuel hundreds of years before their fulfilment)
9:23,24 "And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the
vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, even us, whom
he has called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?"
11:2 "God has not cast away his people which he foreknew...."
25:34 "Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand; come, you
blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdomprepared
for you from the foundation of the world."
Even in the
example of the scapegoat, it is shown that God had planned His Son
to be sacrificed for a specific purpose.
controls details where He wants:
45:4 "For Jacob my servant's sake and Israel mine elect, I have even
called you by your name. I have surnamed you, though you have not known
16:25 "Now to him that is of power
to stablish you according to my gospel
and the preaching of Emmanuel the Christ,
according to the revelation of the mystery,
which was kept secret since the world began."
1:5 "Before I formed you in the belly I knew you and before you came
forth out of the womb I sanctified you and I ordained you a prophet unto
10:41 "Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of
God, even to us, who did eat
and drink with him after he rose from the dead."
And, we were with Him, so
very long ago.