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Revelation Judgement Book (Revelation 20.12b)

"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." (Revelation 20.12b)✞

The Dead Were Judged

ScrollNow follows the judgement of human kind. It is the judgement of great and small. No one is so great that they will escape the judgement of God. Two kinds of book are mentioned here. The first contains the records of our deeds. This is a common idea in Scripture. "The court was seated," says Daniel 7.10b, "and the books were opened." A record of all our deeds is kept by God. The symbolism is that all through life we are writing our own destiny, it is not so much that God judges a person as that a person writes his own judgement by what he or she does or does not do.

Record of Deeds

Stone Arch showing the JudgementThe open Revelation judgement book represents God's judgement, and in it are recorded the deeds of everyone, good or evil. We are not saved by deeds, but deeds are seen as clear evidence of a person's actual relationship with God. The Revelation Book of Life, on the other hand, contains the names of those who have put their trust in Christ to save them. The second cancels out the first!

"Revelation Judgement Book"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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