NASLNew Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
The number is not specific.
Please list the "at least three books" you think exist.
Please be specific.
Yes, one is called the "Book of Life"....and the "others" are not listed.
In honesty, you are correct, you cannot speculate on them, because you do not know the specifics.
Why would "God" leave out these specifics, if indeed "John" is "inspired"?
It doesn't have any logic to it at all, yet many will wrap their lives around the "Book of Life", speculating this and that.
Can you be honest enough to say, "there isn't enough information to justify that there are multiple books, so I really don't know what to believe in this regard.
But, on the other hand, you promote the "Book of Life" as if you are/will be part of it.
Book of Life - as men have determined
"In Christianity and Judaism, the Book of Life (Hebrew: ספ 12; הח 97;ים, transliterated Sefer HaChaim) is the book in which God records the names of every person who is destined for Heaven or the World to Come. According to the Talmud it is open on Rosh Hashanah, as is its analog for the wicked, the Book of the Dead. For this reason extra mention is made for the Book of Life during Amidah recitations during the Days of Awe, the ten days between Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, and Yom Kippur, the day of atonement (the two High Holidays, particularly in the prayer Unetaneh Tokef)."
Don't you just love how men can dictate what others are to believe?
Why don't you believe Jesus when he says:
(3) Jesus says:
(1) "If those who lead you say to you:‘Look, the kingdom is in the sky!’
then the birds of the sky will precede you.
(2) If they say to you:‘It is in the sea,’ then the fishes will precede you.
(3) Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and outside of you."
(4) "When you come to know yourselves, then you will be known,
and you will realize that you are the children of the living Father.
(5) But if you do not come to know yourselves, then you exist in poverty, and you are poverty."
Don't you think doing this, will ensure your spot in the "Book of Life"?
How does any human know that "God" even has this book, if:
- The Book of Life is mentioned throughout the Scriptures: Exodus 32:32; Daniel 12:1; Luke 10:10; Philippians 4:3; Revelation 3:5; 13:8; 17:8; 20:12; 20:15.
- Luke 10:10 - has no reference to such a book, nor is it spoken of by Jesus
Why do you believe men over Jesus?
Good questions and observations.
The Revelation of John is not detailed, nor did he copy down all the names in the Book of Like and cross-reference them to another book....
Visions in an of themselves are not a tangeable reality, but are descriptive, figurative, and conceptual. When a person starts to understand them, they are given to some degree that ability, but that does not mean the vision is transferable to the tangeable.
One cannot assume they are written in the Book of Life because they have a special understanding, or feeling of knowing scriptures....Although it is better to live a life of knowing oneself, than not knowing.(If that life is beatudinous in nature, there is assurance.)