Question: Can a person's name be in the book of life, and then be blotted out?
Reader God keeps good records. He knows His own, and He has set the names of His children permanently in His book. Many struggle with this issue because of what they have been taught in churches and denominations, but believers must search out the scriptures for themselves. God keeps good records. I believe the names in the ‘Lamb’s Book of Life’ were written before the foundation of the world by the finger of God! No further names are either added or deleted in time! And because in a sense those names are written with the very blood of Jesus, THEY CAN NEVER BE BLOTTED OUT!
Pastor John Piper:
When it comes to the doctrine of eternal security or perseverance of the saints, we need to speak with precision, Scriptures do mentions you can be blotted out of the book of life.....but I don’t think it ever says you can be blotted out, at least not in the sense that sometimes God does it. It says we will be blotted out if we fail to meet certain conditions. Now whether that ever happens or in God’s sovereignty can happen is another question. I don’t think so and let me try to show why.