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Old 05-11-2009, 04:03 PM
 
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I would love to know this, I mean we hear it so many times, almost a cliche at football games but what does it really mean? What does it signify?
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:25 PM
 
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John 10:10 "The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy, I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly".

The devil takes life, Jesus give life.The life He gives right now is abundantly rich and full. It is eternal, yet it begins immediately.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:00 PM
 
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If taken literally, it has no beginning or end - that would mean we have His life.

That's scriptural, actually; we are to live by Him.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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Immortality (eternal life ) is the concept of living in a physical or spiritual form for an inconcievable or vast lenght of time. For Christianity, I guess it's the life we expect to live with Godafter the world has ended.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:50 PM
 
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Some def's :

Eternal-That which is eternal is, by its nature, without beginning or end: Eternal Father
That which is endless never stops but goes on continuously as if in a circle: an endless succession
of years.
That which is everlasting will endure through all future time: a promise of everlasting life.
Perpeptual implies continuous renewal as far into the future as one can foresee: perpetual strife between nations. (from Dictionary.com)

God bless.
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:12 PM
 
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The "eternal life" the Bible talks about so much is actually "aionion zoe" or eonian life. It is the life pertaining to the aionas or eons. It is the life pertaining to the 1000 year eon to come then after that eon the new earth eon.

The eons end. So eonian life cannot be endless and neither can eonian chastening be endless.

How do we believers get endless life? by putting on immortality.
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:19 PM
 
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"aionion zoe" or eonian life.
Amen. Jesus says that aionios life is knowing God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent. (John 17:3) Believers have this life during the ages, the life of knowing God. When we are resurrected never to die again, we put on immortality. (athanasia literally without death) God bless.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:02 PM
 
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Amen. Jesus says that aionios life is knowing God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent. (John 17:3) Believers have this life during the ages, the life of knowing God. When we are resurrected never to die again, we put on immortality. (athanasia literally without death) God bless.
Correct! The Master defines eternal life, not simply as a measure of quantity, but one of quality....This is zoe aionios, that we might know You the only true God and Jesus Christ whom You did send.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:09 PM
 
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I would love to know this, I mean we hear it so many times, almost a cliche at football games but what does it really mean? What does it signify?
All that time between Alpha and Omega.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:09 PM
 
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Eternal Life is life with Christ; Apart from Him there is no life only a temporary existence that ends in death.....The soul that sinneth it shall die and all have sinned......... Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. Those who believe in Him and trust in Him as their Lord and Saviour have already passed into eternal life.....All who trust in Him even though they die...... will live again....He will raise them up on the last day......Never to die again......To reject Christ is to be spiritually dead......and ETERNALLY DEAD.....
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