Josh,<br>Welcome to the forum. I have a question for you about your statement:<br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Reversing an action does not reverse God's nature (just as when He blessed Israel when they served Him and cursed them when they went astray), therefore God can blot His own writing out if He so chooses, and still remain the same.<br>"...hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross..." (Colossians 2:13-14)<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>Do you believe that what has been annulled by Christ has been God's handwriting here? <br> <br>OR is it the penalty due to us for breaking those ordinances?<br><br>Consider this Matthew 5:17 "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. <br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>If the ordinances and law which were written by God Himself could be annulled, I don't find it hard to believe that He could do the same to an apostate's name in the book of life. God is still the same. <p><hr></blockquote><p><br><br>Doesn't it cause you difficulty to think that God wrote down the name of the apostate in the Book of Life, and then later after seeing he is an apostate, he has to take his name from the book? Since the unsaved are spiritually dead, they cannot have their names in the Book of Life. Doesn't this cause problems with believing in God's omniscience?<br>Susan<br><br>