I can't remember if I read this on Tentmaker or elsewhere... but I do like the conversion of Paul as an example of what might/might not be written in the Book of Life. Someone said something to the effect of "You can bet the name 'Saul' isn't in there, but the new man 'Paul' almost certainly is"
Just a few quotes.
Luk 22:30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Dan 7:9 "I kept looking Until thrones were set up, And the Ancient of Days took His seat; His vesture was like white snow And the hair of His head like pure wool. His throne was ablaze with flames, Its wheels were a burning fire.
And I saw a great white throne, ................. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works
. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance? But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who WILL RENDER TO EACH PERSON ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS: to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life; but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation. There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek, but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For there is no partiality with God. For all who have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law, and all who have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law; for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified. For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves, in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them, on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him
with whom we have to do.
His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire
. His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters.
"And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: The Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire
, and His feet are like burnished bronze, says this: 'I know your deeds
, and your love and faith and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at first.
I propose that the pens that fill the books out of which the works of men are judged are the consciences of men themselves, having been written within their own being upon the scroll of their heart/conscience -the secrets of their hearts laid bare before the eyes of consuming fire(Messiah Jesus) and the living and active sword of the spirit- the word of God, bringing every hidden thing to light.
Everyone will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice seasoned with salt.