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Judas Iscariot In Heaven With Us?

John Collins3/12/2012 9:51:00 PMWMB struggled with the concept of predestination, because the book of Revelation tells how your name can be removed from the book of life.

Because of this, he "invented" two books.

1) The Book of Life
2) The LAMB'S Book of Life

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Here it brings into view, the two books that's going to be mysterious to you when you read the book of The Seven Church Ages. The two books: Book of Life, said, one says you can put your name on, you never comes off; other one says you take his name out of the Book of Life. This brings it perfectly in view, right here. I'm going to stop a few minutes, maybe, on a few notes here, and catch this before we close.
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He explained this by saying that the first book "The Book of Life" was the one that our names were written when we were born. The second book, "The LAMB'S Book of Life" is the one that your name can NEVER be removed from.

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Not shake hands or join a church or pack the paper from place to place. Get your name written in the Lamb's Book of Life, and it'll stay there forever. Amen. That's right.
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Now, your old book is gone, with your old union. Now, your name in your old, in your... has been transferred. Now, you say, "Do you mean to tell me that my old book..." God put it in the Sea of His Forgetfulness. You stand perfectly before God. Now, your name is now in the new Book; not the book of life, but the Lamb's Book of Life, what the Lamb redeemed.
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There's one problem with this, however. According to WMB, Judas Iscariot had his name written on the "LAMB'S Book of life, not the "Book of Life."

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And Jesus said, "Don't you rejoice because the devils is subject to you, but rejoice because your names are written in the Book of heaven." Is that right? And Judas Iscariot was with them, one of them, called-out, sanctified, and his name written in the Lamb's Book of Life
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Those of us who read the scriptures know that Judas Iscariot was not on the Book of Life, and that the Bible does not teach two separate books. Judas was the "son of perdition."

It does raise a good question, though. Did Bro. Branham think that Judas Iscariot was saved? Is that why he used portions of the Gnostic texts that came from the Gospel of Judas? Or did he simply not read his Bible?

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