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Eternal Life, Fact Or Fiction?

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Published .
Written in English


Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages212
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11812324M
ISBN 100976561042
ISBN 109780976561040

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Eternal Life forces you to look at mortality through an entirely different lens. This book will make you think and it will stretch your mind. Its a book that youll want to talk about, to unravel your thoughts/5. Eternal Life presents Spong's personal views on literal theism and death/loss as well as the possibility of life after death. The book is engaging, if somewhat repetitive, but after reading it I realized why sages like Christ and Buddha didn't speak about what happens after we die: no /5.   As a teenager, Rachel falls in love with Elazar, rakish son of the high priest. As their illicit romance twists and turns, the lovers end up making a vow at the Temple, the consequences of which — eternal life for both of them — only become clear decades later. As is often the case in Horn’s fiction.   The message of eternal life is proclaimed throughout the Book of John, here are just a few examples: John ; John ; John ; John , 35, 40, ; John Another thought, if you are not an avid reader, is to watch the full-length feature movie: the Gospel of John (film) is a movie that is the story of Jesus' life as recounted by the Gospel of John.

Eternal Life. A dominant theme of the New Testament, though not without Old Testament grounding, is eternal (or everlasting) life. Eternal life is therefore one of the unifying themes of the New Testament. It is a term that describes the salvation that God bestows on those who trust and serve him. That’s wonderful. But there are tremendous benefits right here, right now, on earth. Eternal life is one of those benefits. Jesus defined eternal life for us in John That verse says, “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” Eternal life is . The fact of the reality of Hell is taught throughout the Bible in innumerable passages. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself probably had more to say about it than anyone else. He was a teacher with the most impressive credentials --a sinless life, a miraculous ministry, and an empty tomb that could not hold Him. Christ is often spoken of as "Gentle.   The fact that this life is “eternal” indicates that it is perpetual life—it goes on and on and on, with no end. It is a mistake, however, to view eternal life as simply an unending progression of years. A common New Testament word for “eternal” is aiónios, which carries the idea of quality as well as quantity. In fact, eternal life is not really associated with “years” at all, as it is independent of time.

  Eternal life is a term that Christians leisurely toss around like a Frisbee at the church picnic. But what does it mean? This is obviously an important question to answer. It is in fact one of the main implications of the gospel itself. Consider the famous words of John 3: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. If you are a collector of wonderful sentences you might want to read Eternal Life, by Dara Horn, with a highlighter or notebook in hand. Much of the book is an immersion -- sights, sounds, smells, textures -- in first-century Jewish communities. This deep backstory is seamlessly woven through present time.   Rachel, the 2,year-old heroine of Dara Horn's Eternal Life (Norton), has the opposite problem: She wants to know how to die. A terrible bargain . Eternal life is not simply life that never ends, but a fullness of life that is unending. In fact, in many ways, eternal life really has nothing to do with time as it can be experienced apart from time as .