Easton's Bible Dictionary
The following is the results of your search for 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; 18:8,9; Luke 10:28) comp.
(Luke 18:18) It comprises the whole
future of the redeemed
(Luke 16:9) and is opposed to "eternal
(Matthew 19:29; 25:46) It is the final reward and glory into
which the children of God enter
(1 Timothy 6:12,19; Romans 6:22; Galatians 6:8; 1 Timothy 1:16)
(Romans 5:21) their Sabbath of rest
(Hebrews 4:9) comp.
(Hebrews 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; 2 Timothy 2:11,12; Romans 5:17,21; 8:30)
(Ephesians 2:5,6) It is the "gift of God in Jesus Christ our Lord"
The life the faithful have here on earth
(John 3:36; 5:24; 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 19:16,29; 25:46)
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