I seem a bit puzzled with the statement in Verse 19 of Rev. 22
.part is taken out of the Book of Life,” what exactly does
word ‘part’ refer to in this chapter?
ANSWER: It is quite understandable that you are puzzled over
“part” is often used with the teaching of being saved and lost.
we have to try and see this according to what the Bible says
First, God has enough grace to saved all mankind. His grace is
than our sins. He had a coat for Adam and Eve to cover their
has made provision at Calvary for every sinner that was ever
born. So it would appear that every person born in Adam’s
sin has a part in the Book of life. When a child is born
names are in the Book of life. Should they die in a state of
they would be saved. David seem to imply this in Psm 139:16,
did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all
members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when
there was none of them. This is our part in the book of
birth provided for all mankind at the Cross. The God of grace is
This agrees with John 1:29, “the Lamb of God that taketh away
(that we were born in) of the world.” The words ‘taketh away’
lift and move away.
Their names are there until they come into a knowledge of good
and then their names are blotted out until they repent. We read
in Psm 69:28, Let them be blotted out of the book of
living , and not be written with the righteous. This means
are no longer safe or saved and needed to repent and trust
to be listed with the righteous. Who are saved.
When they repent and trust Christ then their names are written
Lamb’s book of life and they will never perish. (Rev. 21:27)
So it seems that all names are in the book of the living (Psm.
and can be blotted out when coming to a knowledge of good and
like Adam and Eve did in the garden.
Their “part--place” is there, but not their names. When
born again their names will go in the Lamb’s book of life and
part or place again.
So Rev 22:19 is speaking, not of names, but the part that each
has will eventually be taken away, and they never will be saved.
Tell me is your name in the Lamb’s book of life.? Rev 21:27,
clear that nobody will enter that city unless their names are
Trust Christ and God will put your name in the “part” you have
into the Lamb’s book of life.
All comments and
questions to: Harold
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Updated March 13th,
2014 by Sandra Felix