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What is Eternal Life ?

Discussion in 'Controversial Christian Theology' started by Jesus is YHWH, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. Jesus is YHWH

    Jesus is YHWH my Lord and my God ! Supporter

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    This thread is for the discussion on passages about Eternal Life. If you cannot stay on topic I will not respond as we are discussing passages about Eternal Life, nothing else. If you cannot handle that discussion and stay on topic then by all means do not respond.

    Eternal life is what its name suggests an unending or everlasting life. If eternal life could be lost then it is misnamed because it wouldn’t really be eternal and be referred to as temporal or conditional life. All who have eternal life will live forever with Christ in heaven. Once you believe in Christ you have ( present tense ) Eternal Life which numerous scriptures declare in the N.T. Your Eternal Life in God’s kingdom is sealed and is guaranteed because it is a PROMISE from JESUS.

    Eternal life is not just unending life. It is the life we now have in God through Jesus. John refers to Jesus Christ Himself as Eternal Life. It is life that comes from God. A person who has eternal life has God’s life within him.

    It is obvious that eternal life doesn’t begin when we die. Jesus said, He who believes in Me has (present tense) everlasting life. He didn’t say that the one who believes in Him will have (future tense) everlasting life. He said that he has eternal life in the here and now from that very first moment of faith. Eternal life is unending life.

    Jesus, Paul and John emphasize that eternal life is a present reality and the present possession of the Christian in the here and now. It will have its ultimate fulfillment in the future but every believer has eternal life at the moment they believe in the Son of God.

    Jesus said I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. (John 10:28).That means nothing or no one can remove a believer from Christ.

    Jesus tells us in John 3:15-16 that whoever believes in Jesus Christ will have eternal life, not might have but actually possesses that everlasting life. If a person is promised eternal life and then to have it taken away then it was never eternal to begin with and it makes Jesus out to be a liar and the promises of God to be false. Below we see more promises the believer can count on for eternal life now and in the future. We can be confident in the promises of God.

    John 3:16
    16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

    John 3:18
    Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

    John 3:36
    "He who believes in the Son has eternal life;

    John 5:24
    "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.

    John 6:47
    "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life.

    John 6:54
    54 "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.

    John 10:27-30
    "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 "My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. 30 "I and the Father are one."

    Matthew 25:46
    "These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

    1 John 3:14
    We know that we have passed out of death into life,

    1 John 5:13
    These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

    hope this helps,
     
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  2. Jesus is YHWH

    Jesus is YHWH my Lord and my God ! Supporter

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    Are all the promises of Eternal Life in the New Testament true of false ?
     
  3. Minister Monardo

    Minister Monardo I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

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    Hey! You already used up a bunch of the good ones! I better jump in quick.
    John 17:3. And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ
    whom you have sent.

    Living with His Presence in our life is to experience eternal life (a wellspring that never runs dry).
    Isaiah 58:11.
     
  4. Jesus is YHWH

    Jesus is YHWH my Lord and my God ! Supporter

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    Amen !!!
     
  5. Jesus is YHWH

    Jesus is YHWH my Lord and my God ! Supporter

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    I'm testing this to see if you can respond.
     
  6. Minister Monardo

    Minister Monardo I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

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    I was referring to the new private conversation. This thread is all good.
     
  7. Jesus is YHWH

    Jesus is YHWH my Lord and my God ! Supporter

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    sorry my bad lol
     
  8. swainkas

    swainkas Swainson, author of Heresy Supporter

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    You missed John 17:3

    And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. - John 17:3
     
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