Robert D. Pace
An Altar Invitation
The Bible speaks of two books being opened at the end of life when everyone appears before God. One set of books is succinctly called, “The Books” and everyone’s name is recorded there. It’s a comprehensive second-by-second, minute by minute, biography of your life. It narrates not only everything you do but every thought that has passed through your mind. Even your intentions are written therein. One day, every person will stand before God and account for the records inscribed in “The Books.” Imagine it! Your whole life, public and private, will be on-record and exposed without error! That’s because long ago God assigned a transcribing angel to chronicle your life with flawless precision. Perhaps this is where “every knee shall bow and every tongue confess, “Jesus Christ is Lord!” to the glory of the Father.” They will realize they rejected their Savior, but it will be too late!
Then there’s another manuscript the Bible calls “The Book of Life.” Written on the pages of this scroll are the names of every person that accepts Jesus Christ as Savior. And their names will be there even though they sinned and transgressed God’s commandments! You see, “The Book of Life” doesn’t record the names of perfect people. It records the names of forgiven people. While “The Books” have kept an accurate account of your life, no sin will be able to accuse you because the Blood of Jesus has blotted them out! That’s the grand miracle of Calvary! Christ’s Blood destroys the record of your sins! And you will spend eternity with God in Heaven because your name was recorded in “The Book of Life” and Jesus “blotted out” your sins.
Is your name written in the “Book of Life?” Don’t let this opportunity escape if you have any doubts. Make sure your sins are forgiven. Revelation 20:15 says, “Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.” But 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, [God] is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”