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St Thomas Aquinas covers this question (more-or-less) and I don't think you're going to find this in the Catechism. I think someone smarter than me will have to interpret it for you. Therefore those who are ordained to possess eternal life through divine predestination are written down in the book of life simply, because they are written therein to have ...


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I suppose I am qualified to answer this question as a “Pentecostal”. From my perspective (as the question asks), since all mention of the Book of Life refers to names that are already written in it, then every name has been written in it from a time-independent source/power/etc, and therefore names can only be removed from it from a time-dependent human ...


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As far as I have been able to find out, according to Baptists, the names of the Elect were written in the Book of Life “from the foundation of the world.” This is because Baptists believe in God’s sovereign right to predestine some to salvation. Below are extracts from sermons by Charles Spurgeon, one of the foremost of Baptist preachers: A sermon by C. ...


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Pentecostals cover a wide range of beliefs, but as a rule they accept the Bible as authoritative. If we do a bit of deduction, I think we can get a pretty good idea of the answer to this question from the Bible. First we establish that those who are written in the book of life are those who will be "saved" "go to heaven" "elect" however you want to phrase ...


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