Dictionary Mode: easton:Eternal life
Eternal life @ This expression occurs in the Old Testament only in Daniel:12:2 (R.V., "everlasting life"). It occurs frequently in the New Testament Matthew:7:14 Matthew:18:8-9; Luke:10:28; comp. 18:18). It comprises the whole future of the redeemed Luke:16:9), and is opposed to "eternal punishment" Matthew:19:29 Matthew:25:46). It is the final reward and glory into which the children of God enter ( 1Timothy:6:12 1Timothy:6:19 Romans:6:22; Galatians:6:8; 1Timothy:1:16; Romans:5:21); their Sabbath of rest Hebrews:4:9; comp. 12:22). The newness of life which the believer derives from Christ Romans:6:4) is the very essence of salvation, and hence the life of glory or the eternal life must also be theirs Romans:6:8; 2Timothy:2:11-12; Romans:5:17 Romans:5:21 Romans:8:30; Ephesians:2:5-6). It is the "gift of God in Jesus Christ our Lord" Romans:6:23). The life the faithful have here on earth John:3:36 John:5:24 John:6:47 ,53-58) is inseparably connected with the eternal life beyond, the endless life of the future, the happy future of the saints in heaven Matthew:19:16 Matthew:19:29 Matthew:25:46).
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