INTRODUCTION: Before we start this afternoon’s study I am curious to take a poll on present belief then see if the information studied made any difference to you.
To save time, I am going to show that being “saved” is the same as having one’s name in the “Book of Life”. It is not a study on when or how one is saved, we have studied that before. This is confined to when is one’s name written in the Book of Life. Though scripture does say one is saved after enduring to the end Matt 24:13; Mark 13:13. When one is saved, what are they saved from? Not mortal death as all suffer that Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:. We are saved from the eternal spiritual death, called the second death. [Rev 2:11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Rev 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire].