An article defining the Book of Life, its authorship, its upcoming revision, and the requirements for the inclusion of our names in the revision.
By Cristo Rey
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What is the Book of Life, where is it kept, and who is its author? Will there be a revision of this book, and will our names be in the revision, and if not, how can we be included?
The purpose of this article is to attempt to answer these questions by a departure from the conventional and traditional views of my fellow Christians on this subject.
What is the Book of Life, where is it kept, and who is its author?
"The Book of Life" is a real book, it is a living book. It is a three-dimensional, multimedia (multisensory), fully interactive book which contains all of the complete information and knowledge there is to be known about God, about ourselves, about the Universe, and about everything that exists and is real. It contains the answers to any and all of our fundamental questions about ourselves, our existence, its purpose, meaning, and fate. It contains all of the information relevant to us about God, His Nature, Character, Feelings, Emotions, Knowledge, and Ways of Thinking and Judging upon any issues. It also contains all the information there is to be known as to His reasons for The Creation, His purposes upon it, and of His Management of everything created. Most importantly it contains information about His Judgements, and the reasons behind them. The book contains ALL the information there is to be known about the Universe and everything that exists within it, and without.
The Book of Life is basically divided into pages, called "days" which are in themselves divided into light (days) and dark (nights) periods, and most of us normally sleep during the dark periods. This book is normally always fully opened to our eyes, and ALL of the information and knowledge contained in it are freely and obviously available to our minds for retrieval, and or recall.
To be clear, some of the information in it about some subjects is complex and extensive, and requires a long time to peruse, understand, and learn. Although the total information and knowledge contained in it is greater than the average human mind can contain, we are allowed to develop summaries for others, provided the summaries do not alter the main spirits of the knowledge in it. These spirits are the Spirits of Truth and Reality. Those individuals violating the spirits of the knowledge in it, by either adding fiction or lies about it in relating it to others, or subtracting from its information by withholding it from others once they are allowed to find it, will have their names removed from the book, or will partake of all of the worst things described in the book (Rv 22:18-19) which can happen to any human being. This occurs primarily because the offender robs himself as well as others of the vital information for his/her survival (salvation), or much worse introduces erroneous information into the general information pool of Mankind which someday will come back to jeopardize his/her own survival (salvation) or incur a premature death.
And if any man shall take away from the
words of the book of this prophecy,
God shall take away his part out of the book of life,
and out of the holy city, and from the things
which are written in this book." (Rv 22:18-19)
The Book of Life is a living book, it is the book of all existence, of everything that exists . . .
It is Existence itself . . . It is Life itself . . .
We exist within its pages, and if we exist at all, our names are written within it. That is to say, we exist within the book, its contents surround us in a three-dimensional way, and everyday (within every "page") we fully interact with its contents, that is with the information and knowledge it contains.
Indeed all of the necessary information vital for our survival (salvation) to any temporal extent at all is in it, and only by accurately and precisely learning it is our survival possible at all. Our misunderstanding, misreading, rejection, or misinterpretation of this vital information can and does prove mortally lethal to our existence, even if we are unaware of these errors in our perception.
We don't need to be conscious of our mistakes for them to be the mortally lethal means of the ultimate destruction of our existence (our biological death). We don't need to know or to be aware that we have made these mistakes in perception for the system to work its work!!!
God is the original and primary Author of the Book of Life (Jn 1:1). But since our creation, we also have become contributing authors to this book.
We have been adding information and knowledge to this book, some of it not to His liking . . .
Will there be a revision of this book, and will our names be in the revision, and if not, how can we be included?
Some of the information we have added to the Book of Life, and not to God's liking, has necessitated a revision of this book by its primary Author.
The revision actually started with the Crucifixion of His only-begotten Son, Jesus the Christ (Rv 21:27).
Jesus, an ordinary human being, a man of humble origins was granted instant access to absolutely ALL of the information and knowledge contained in the Book of Life. This process of Anointment, or "Christening" (endowing Jesus with the Christ), was accomplished by a pre-ordained genetically-determined endowment of a very special circuitry in Jesus' brain, capable of processing hundred of millions and perhaps billions of pieces of information in parallel processing in just milliseconds!!! The product of this nearly superhuman processing of information was the "Word of God made Flesh" which Jesus the Christ then Faithfully and in Truth summarized for us.
"The woman saith unto him,
I know that Messias cometh,
which is called Christ:
when he is come,
he will tell us all things.
Jesus saith unto her,
I that speak unto thee am he." (Jn 4:25-26)
By a rare combination of His pre-ordained genetic endowment and of His essential mammalian nature (as a "Lamb with Intelligence"), Jesus, the otherwise ordinary human being, was found to be the ONLY ONE WORTHY of this most remarkable instant access. Jesus anointed as The Christ, then achieved access to ALL of the Knowledge and Wisdom of God Himself, in all of its temporal dimensions, past, present, and future (Jn 4:29). Jesus could summarize in the simplest and purest of terms the results of His processing of this most awesome volume of information:
"Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." (Mt 7:20)
"For what shall it profit a man,
if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?" (Mk 8:36)
Jesus as The Christ, in His time, either lacked the terminology of our scientific jargon to describe His most remarkable abilities, or chose not to confuse us with such details, and instead chose just merely to say "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (Jn 14:6).
He Who was Crucified was the most remarkable human being who could ever exist!!!
However, the baton will be passed to the Christ in His Second Advent as the "Son of Man," with identical genetic and brain circuitry endowments as Jesus the Christ, the Son of God, to usher in the Dispensation of Judgement and the Kingdom of God.
The Christ in His Second Advent as the "Son of Man" is not to be a reincarnation of the Christ into the person of the man Jesus, but into the person of a totally different human being (Lk 9:26, Lk 17:30, Jn 3:13). The Christ as the "Son of Man" will also be endowed with the capability to enable Him for a once-in-an-Eternity role . . . that of "Judge" of all of the Created.
God does not judge anyone . . .
Clearly, "all judgment" is not given to the Divine side of Jesus (God in Him), but to the Human part in Him, otherwise, this message would be a contradiction.
To believe or state otherwise is equivalent to saying that Jesus the Christ was a LIAR.
Clearly, then, ALL of God's supposed "Judgements" in the Old Testament (be the Judgements of Adam and Eve, Sodom and Gomorrah, etc.) did not in fact occurred..
By the statement quoted above, to believe or state otherwise is equivalent to saying that Jesus the Christ was a LIAR.
He comes as a Thief in the Night (Rv 3:3, Rv 16:15), to become the most aggressive competitor of the Beast (666), to wrestle all of the Creation (the Universe and everything which exists within it, and without) from the Beast (666), with insatiable and unquenchable thirst for Vengeance and Judgement upon the Beast (666) and its False Prophet, and to utterly physically destroy and dispose of the Beast (666) and of its False Prophet.
Human beings are the ONLY ones with desires of vengeance and judgement, not God . . .
The revision of the Book of Life will result in a new book being written, the authorship of which was invested solely on the Christ (Rv 3:5) in His First Advent as the Son of God, and in His Second Advent as the Son of Man, with a New Foundation of the World (Rv 13:8, Rv 21:27) or a new beginning at the Crucifixion marking a drastic and radical new direction (fate) to the Creation and to the Created.
In essence, the management of the entire original Creation and of all of the Created was turned over to the Christ at the Crucifixion (1 Cor 15:27, Eph 1:22, Heb 2:8), and this will be mirrored in His revision of the Book of Life or "THE LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE:"
It is obvious that the decision as to which names will be included in the Lamb's Book of Life will be up to the Christ in His First and Second Advents as the Son of God and the Son of Man (Rv 13:8).
The main criteria or reason for inclusion will be the individual's attainment of an eternal life in this existence, and by consequence their inclusion into the Kingdom of God, which will be manifested on Earth as the Kingdom of the Son:
Food for thought
Everything below our feet is "Earth" (Gn 1:10), of the Earth, and Earthly.
Everything and everyone surrounding us between our heads and our feet is the World (Jn 1:10), of the World, and Worldly.
Anything physically above our head is Heaven (Gn 1:1-8), of the Heavens, and Heavenly.
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