What is Eternal Life?

 

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Eternal life means the idea is of life that never ends. It points to an after life where there is no death. Eternal life means escaping the power of death. This life is ruled by death. Everything that lives will die. Physically, there is no way to escape it. But death was not the end of the story for Jesus — God brought Him back to life. In the same way, death is not the end of the story for us. An ordinary man thinks that eternal life means living forever in heaven. But it is more than that. God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. Bible, Romans 6:23 has prophesied “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life.” God made a promise to the people who have eternal life: “I Myself will raise him up on the last day” (Bible, John 6:40). That gives you hope for the future, even if life right now is really hard.

Thus we can say eternal life is not is eternal death. Bible, John 3:16 has prophesied – “people with eternal life will not “perish,” a word that means “be totally destroyed.” Bible, Matthew 25:46 talks about “eternal punishment” as the destiny of people whose lives are not lived God’s way. If eternal life is living forever with God, then may be the opposite is dying forever, or maybe it is living forever apart from God.

But eternal life is not just something that starts after you die. It’s also a here-and-now thing. “Eternal life” also refers to the quality of this life. Lord said “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (Bible, John 10:10). “Abundantly,” in the original language, means “more extremely.” When ordinary life is routine and boring, Lord gives you a new life that is XTREME. Eternal life is God’s own life, living in you. Eternal life is full and free, like a natural spring that keeps bubbling up fresh, cool water even in the time of serious drought (Bible,John 4:14).  Eternal life is a life that is full and free and forever. It is peace, joy and assurance. It is comfort, strength and hope. It’s never-ending life with God life in heaven after we die, but it is also abundant life here and now.  Eternal life  is the kind of life all of us really want. It is the kind of life we can never achieve. It is the kind of life God gives us for free when we finally admit how much we need His help.