are opened. But there is only one BoL mentioned.
And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books
were opened. 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
"had done" = works = bookS
The use of BoL is not mentioned in this verse. BoL is just opened.
I think it also clearly shows the BoL concept is not as black and white as some believe.
In the book -> heaven
Not in the book -> hell
Somehow the other books are needed too. Why not just one other book?
If we continue reading we see people cast into LoF so it could be argued that's the classic hell. (which I don't believe)
BoL is very
closely related to Jesus. Water also.
If we keep reading a few verses we see New Jerusalem. All things made new. Etc
Then Rev 21:6
He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.
Believers already drank from the water. The believe in Father, Son and all sort of Biblical teachings. They are immortal. So imo they are not thirsty. Only the sinners outside teh gate are thirsty.
Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Only perfection in New Jerusalem. Is sickness perfection?
down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
This verse is long after BoL. All the bad element of society are in LoF. Only those in BoL are allowed in New Jerusalem.
In New Jerusalem perfection rules. No more pain, tears, and sickness.
Then what is the use of that tree with healing powers? All BoL people are perfected. They are never ill anymore.
So those leaves (and the water) are not for BoL people....
Healing of bad people is still in progress after many are cast in LoF.
So for me the nations that need healing are crawling out of LoF.
They eat from the tree. One can only eat from the tree if one is inside the city. And one can only be inside if he/she is in BoL. Rev 21:27
So names can be added.