Eternal life



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A present reality (John 5:24; 10:27,28). The present possession of eternal life requires a living faith. Eternal life is not secured and maintained merely by an act of repentance and faith occurring in the past; it also involves a present living union and fellowship with Christ (1 John 5:12); there is no eternal life apart from Him (John 11:25,26; 1 John 5:11-13).

  • A future hope. Eternal life is associated with the promise and hope of the Second coming of Christ for His faithful (John 14:1-3; 2 Tim 1:1; Titus 1:1,2; 3:7).

  • (John 5:24) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation [damnation, judgment (unto eternal death)]; but is passed from death unto life.

  • (John 10:27,28) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

  • (1 John 5:12) He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

  • (John 11:25,26) Jesus said unto her [Martha], I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

  • (1 John 5:11-13) And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

  • (John 14:1-3) Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

  • (2 Tim 1:1) Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise [an announcement (for information, assent or pledge; espec. a divine assurance of good)] of life which is in Christ Jesus,

  • (Titus 1:1,2) Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; In hope [(to anticipate, usually with pleasure); expectation or confidence] of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

  • (Titus 3:7) That being justified [rendered just or innocent] by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.



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