The Book of Life  or  The Scroll of Life

The first 7 levels in the article about the structure of the Bible described the Bible as a visible book. It was written with 22+27=49 letters (of the ancient Hebrew and Greek alphabets) and the Bible was written on 22+27=49 (7x7) scrolls and contains 66 (3x22) and 70 (7x10) single books. It is thus a finished work. All of these 70 books we can see and read. But the Bible reveals to us another scroll, which we can not at present see. It is the invisible "Scroll of Life," the "Book of the Living," or the "Book of Life," as it is most often called (Ex 32:32-33; Isaiah 4:3; Psalm 69:28-29; Dan 7:10, 12:1-2; Mal 3:16; Luke 10:20; Hebrew 12:23; Phil 4:3; Rev 3:5, 13:8, 17:8, 20:12,15, 21:27, 22:19). The spiritual Book of Life is the 50th (49+1) and most important scroll. It is a list of names of people who will receive eternal life as a gift and reward for their love to God and their love for other people. Therefore, many Israelis at the time of the biblical autumn festivities say to each other "may your name be written in the Book of Life." But many Christians go to church for many years and do not even know that there is a "Book of Life" at all.


Many Christians have adopted the false doctrines of ancient philosophers, according to which every man already possesses eternal life anyway. They thus follow the first lie and the first heresy of Satan in the history of mankind, who said to the first men: "You surely will not die" (Genesis 3:3-4). Many Christians live from one day to another and care little about life after death. They think that supposedly a few drops of water at baby baptism save them from eternal death, no matter how they may live. But this is a tragic heresy, for the Bible teaches from the first book to the last book of the Bible that life is not a right or a possession, but a gift of God. The Bible makes a clear difference between life and death. Death means death and not "an eternal life in the distance from God", how do pagan religions or even some Christian pastors define it and seduce people. The statement of the Bible is: Only those who follow God and live according to the commandments of love will live forever. The others will die after the last judgement and suffer the second death (Rev 2:11, 20:14).

Why must there be a Book of Life?

Asked otherwise, what if there were no Book of Life? Then all men would enter the spiritual heavenly kingdom with the same attitude they had here on earth. This means that the murderers, terrorists, thieves, deceivers and liars would meet exactly the same people in the kingdom of God that they killed, robbed, betrayed, and lied on earth. So they would see the same people they hate. Thus they would transport suffering, endless dispute and war into the spiritual world. And it would continue in the spiritual heaven as eternally as here on earth. This is definitely not going to happen. This, of course, does not want anybody, neither God, neither men nor angels. That is why God makes a clear difference between the righteous and the unrighteous with regard to eternal life. He will not give eternal life to everyone, but only to the righteous, who have love and do everything to help and serve the other. The later eternal position in the kingdom of God is not given by age, gender or position, but only by justice and love (Mt 23:11-12; Mark 10:35-45). Whoever does not have all this mentioned basic knowledge, he does not know the Bible because the Bible is the one who reports of the two ways of life. Already at the time of Adam and Eve there were the two trees, which symbolize the different ways of life, which symbolized life and death. The Bible calls it the "second death" (Rev 2:11, 20:14). There will never, therefore, be the same conditions in the spiritual world as here on earth. We do not need to worry, the life in eternity will be much better than life here on earth.

The Final Judgement

"And I [John] 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... and each person was judged according to what they had done... Anyone whose name was not found written in the BOOK OF LIFE was thrown into the lake of fire" (Rev 20:12-15).


We shall be judged according to the content of the 49 scrolls with the 66 and 70 books of the Bible. Depending on weather we have love, our name is written into the Book of Life or not (Psalm 69:29; Dan 7:10, 12:1; Rev 20:11-15). Today, God speaks to us through the 49 scrolls with the 70 books. But the 50th scroll (49+1=50), the BOOK OF LIFE, symbolizes eternal life and thus the direct contact and perfect communion with God. It is the 71ct book and serves to evaluate how we lived according to the 70 books of the Bible and where we will thus spend our eternal future.

Was your name written in the Book of Life?

The names of murders, adulterers, liars, drunkenness, thieves, child abuser, sexually immoral people, the greedy... are not on it (1Cor 6:1-11; Gal 5:16-25; 1Tim 1:8-11; Rev 21:27, 22:18-21). Many priests and pastors have no interest in preaching the book of life because it would otherwise frighten the church members and all rather prefer to celebrate a nice service. Thus they weigh their "sheep" in an illusion of security and seduce them to the assumption that senseless religious acts and traditions would automatically mean eternal life. In the Book of Life there will be written only those who believe in God and Jesus and follow Him (John 3:16; Rom 10:9; Heb 11:6). However, believing in God alone does not bring salvation when people do evil and do not have the corresponding effects of love. Satan and the demons also believe in God (James 2:19), then a faith without the works of love is meaningless and dead (James 2:14-26; Rom 2:13; Gal 5:5-6). Only those who do God's will are accepted into the kingdom of heaven. Jesus personally said: "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven" (Mt 7:21).

There is only one-way to be included in the book: To change the way of life as long as it's still time, to ask God and Jesus for forgiveness and follow them, for


We need not be afraid because we have Jesus Christ (1John 4:16-18). "No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven--the Son of Man... that everyone who believes may have eternal life in Him. For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:13-16). Jesus is the Light (John 1:1-14). "I [Jesus] am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life" (John 8:12). Jesus is the true meaning behind the Menorah. "I [Jesus] am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6).




LOVE is the goal of all 49 scrolls with the 70 books of the Bible - and the registration in the Book of Life

(1Tim 1:5)


The Bible Verses on "The Book of Life"

Bible quotations: CVL, Concordant Literal Version (2.1) Source:

Exodus 32:30-35: "It came to be after the morrow that Moses said to the people: You have sinned a great sin, and now I am going up to Yahweh. Perhaps I may make a propitiatory shelter about your sin. (31) So Moses returned to Yahweh and said: Oh! this people has sinned a great sin, and they made for themselves an elohim of gold. (32) And now, if You should bear their sin, bear it. Yet if not, wipe me, I pray, from Your scroll which You have written. (33) Yahweh said to Moses: Anyone who has sinned against Me, I shall wipe him from My scroll. (34) And now, go, guide the people to the place of which I spoke to you. Behold, My messenger shall go before you, and in the day of My visitation, then I will visit on them their sin. (35) Then Yahweh struck the people down because they had used the calf which Aaron made."

Psalm 69:28-29: "Let them be wiped out from the SCROLL OF LIFE, And let them not be written with the righteous. (29) I am humble and pained; Your salvation, O Elohim - may it make me impregnable."

Daniel 7:9-10 and 12:1-4: "I was perceiving until thrones were situated, and the Transferrer of Days sat down. His clothing was pale as snow, and the hair of His head was like immaculate wool; His throne was flares of flame and its rolling wheels a flashing flame. (10) A stream of flame was flowing and issuing from before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him, and ten thousand ten thousands stood before Him. Adjudication was seated, and the SCROLLS were opened... (12,1) In that era Michael shall stand up, the great chief who is standing over the sons of your people. Then an era of distress will come to pass such as has not occurred since there was a nation on the earth, until that era. Now in that era your people shall escape - all those found written in the SCROLL. (2) From those sleeping in the soil of the ground many shall awake, these to eonian life and these to reproach for eonian repulsion. (3) The intelligent shall warn as the warning of the atmosphere, and those turning many to righteousness will be as the stars for the eon and further. (4) Now you, Daniel, stop up the words and seal the SCROLL until the era of the end, when many shall swerve as evil shall increase."

Malachi 3:13-18: "Your words are steadfast against Me, says Yahweh. Yet you say, What do we speak against You? (14) You say, It is futility to serve Elohim. And what gain is it that we keep His charge, and that we walk somberly in view of Yahweh of hosts? (15) And now we are calling the arrogant happy. Moreover, the doers of wickedness are built up. They even test Elohim, and are escaping. (16) Then those that fear Yahweh speak, each with his associate. And Yahweh is attending and hearing. And a memorial SCROLL is written before Him, concerning the fearers of Yahweh, and concerning those taking account of His Name. (17) And they become Mine, says Yahweh of hosts, for the day which I am making, a special possession, and I will spare them just as a man is sparing his son who is serving him. (18) And you will return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between a servant of Elohim and him who does not serve Him."

Luke 10:17-20: "Now the seventy-two return with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Thy name!" (18) Yet He said to them, "I beheld Satan, as lightning, falling out of heaven. (19) Lo! I have given you authority to be treading upon serpents and scorpions and over the entire power of the enemy, and nothing shall be injuring you under any circumstances. (20) However, in this be not rejoicing, that the spirits are subject to you, yet be rejoicing that your names are engraven in the heavens."

Hebrews 12:22-26: "But you have come to mount Zion, and the city of the living God, celestial Jerusalem, and to ten thousand messengers, (23) to a universal convocation, and to the ecclesia of the firstborn, registered in the heavens, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the just perfected, (24) and to Jesus, the Mediator of a fresh covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling which is speaking better than Abel. (25) Beware! You should not be refusing Him Who is speaking! For if those escaped not, refusing the One apprizing on earth, much rather we, who are turning from the One from the heavens, (26) Whose voice then shakes the earth..."

Philippians 4:1-3: "So that, my brethren, beloved and longed for, my joy and wreath, be standing firm thus in the Lord, my beloved. (2) I am entreating Euodia and I am entreating Syntyche, to be smutually disposed in the Lord. (3) Yes, I am asking you also, genuine yokefellow, be aiding them, these women whoa compete together with me in the evangel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers whose names are in the SCROLL OF LIFE."

Revelation 2:1-10: "To the messenger of the ecclesia in Ephesus write: ... Who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit is saying to the ecclesias. To the one who is conquering, to him will I be granting to be eating of the LOG [=wood, tree] OF LIFE which is in the center of the paradise of God. (8) And to the messenger of the ecclesia in Smyrna write: ... (10) ... Become faithful until death, and I shall be giving you the WREATH OF LIFE."

Revelation 3:1-6: "And to the messenger of the ecclesia in Sardis write: ... (5) The one who is conquering, he shall be clothed in white garments, and under no circumstances will I be erasing his name ofrom the SCROLL OF LIFE, and I will be avowing his name in front of My Father and sibefore His messengers. (6) Who has an ear, let him hear awhat the spirit is saying to the ecclesias."'

Revelation 11:11-12: "And after the three days and a half the SPIRIT OF LIFE out of God entered into them, and they stand on their feet. And great fear falls on those beholding them. (12) And they hear a loud voice out of heaven saying to them, "Ascend here!" And they ascended into heaven in a cloud, and their enemies behold them."

Revelation 13:7-8: "And to it was given to do battle with the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given to it over every tribe and people and language and nation. (8) And all who are dwelling on the earth will be worshiping it, everyone whose name is not written in the SCROLL OF LIFE of the Lambkin slain from the disruption of the world."

Revelation 17,7-9: "And the messenger said to me, Wherefore do you marvel? I shall be declaring to you the secret of the woman and of the wild beast which is bearing her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. (8) The wild beast which you perceived was, and is not, and is about to be ascending out of the submerged chaos, and to be going away into destruction. And marvel shall those dwelling on the earth, whose names are not written on the SCROLL OF LIFE from the disruption of the world, when they observe the wild beast, seeing that it was, and is not, and will be present. (9) Here is the mind which has wisdom..."

Revelation 20,11-15: [The final judgment] "And I perceived a great white throne, and Him Who is sitting upon it, from Whose face earth and heaven fled, and no place was found for them. (12) And I perceived the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne. And SCROLLS were opened. And another SCROLL was opened which is the SCROLL OF LIFE. And the dead were judged by that which is written in the SCROLLS in accord with their acts. (13) And the sea gives up the dead in it, and death and the unseen give up the dead in them. And they were condemned, each in accord with their acts. (14) And death and the unseen were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death - the lake of fire. 15 And if anyone was not found written in the SCROLL OF LIFE, he was cast into the lake of fire."

Revelation 21:24-27: [The new Jerusalem] "And the nations shall be walking by means of its light, and the kings of the earth are carrying their glory into it. (25) And its portals should under no circumstances be locked by day; for there shall be no night there. (26) And they shall be carrying the glory and the honor of the nations into it, (27) and under no circumstances may anything contaminating, or one who is making an abomination and a lie be entering into it, except those written in the Lambkin's SCROLL OF LIFE."

Revelation 22:1-5, 14-17: "And he shows me a river of WATER OF LIFE, resplendent as crystal, issuing out of the throne of God and the Lambkin. (2) In the center of its square, and on either side of the river, is the LOG OF LIFE, producing twelve fruits, rendering its fruit in accord with each month. And the leaves of the log are for the cure of the nations. (3) And there shall be not more eany doom, and the throne of God and of the Lambkin shall be in it. And His slaves shall be offering divine service to Him. (4) And they shall be seeing His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. (5) And night shall be not more, and they have not need of lamplight and sunlight, for the Lord God shall be illuminating on them. And they shall be reigning for the eons of the eons.... (14) Happy are those who are rinsing their robes, that it will be their license to the LOG OF LIFE, and they may be entering the portals into the city. (15) Outside are curs, and enchanters, and paramours, and murderers, and idolaters, and everyone fabricating and fondling falsehood. (16) I, Jesus, send My messenger to testify these things to you in the ecclesias. I am the root and the race of David, the resplendent morning star. (17) And the spirit and the bride are saying, Come! and let him who is hearing say, Come!' And let him who is thirsting come. Let him who will, take the WATER OF LIFE gratuitously."

The last words of the Bible:

Revelation 22:18-21: "I am testifying to everyone who is hearing the words of the prophecy of this SCROLL: If ever anyone may be appending to them, God shall be appending to him the calamities written in this SCROLL. (19) And if ever anyone should be eliminating from the words of the scroll of this prophecy, God shall be eliminating his part from the LOG [=wood or tree] OF LIFE, and out of the holy city, that is written in this SCROLL. (20) "He Who is testifying these things is saying, Yea, I am coming swiftly. Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! (21) The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints! Amen!"

Explanation: Only whose name is in the BOOK OF LIFE, also has access to the TREE OF LIFE! But only through Jesus Christ did we receive eternal life. The New Testament is the "book of the history of Jesus Christ" (Mt 1:1). It was written so that we might know about of Jesus, and receive eternal life through him:


  • Jesus is the Way of Life (Mt 7:14; Jn 1:4, 3:15-16,36; Jn 5:26-29, 10:9, 11:25-26, 14: 6; Acts 2:28, 3:15; Rom 5:10, 1Cor 15:1-22; Phil 1:21; 2 Tim 1:10, Heb 5:7-9)
  • Jesus is the Bread of Life (John 6:29-35,48)
  • Jesus is the Light of Life (Jn 1:4,5, 8:12)
  • Jesus is the Word of Life (John 1: 1,4; John 6:63,68; Acts 5:20, 7:38; Phil 2:16; 1Jn 1:1-4)

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