ESV - 15 And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
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The Book of Life will act as our judge, depending on whether our name is written in it or not. However, it is not our deeds or accomplishments that put our names there (Ephesians 2:8-9). It is solely our faith in Jesus' sinless life, atoning death, and resurrection to make us righteous in God's sight that causes our names to be entered, and allows us to spend eternity in God's presence. Those who are not written in the Book of Life will be judged according to the record of their earthly life ("the books" mentioned in Revelation 20:12). However, those judged according to "the books" will be condemned to eternal separation from God, since no one has attained or can attain through their own efforts or on their own merits the perfect righteousness that God requires, apart from the salvation that God offers in Christ.
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