This expression occurs in the Old Testament only in Dan. 12:2 (R.V., “everlasting life”). It occurs frequently in the New Testament (Matt. 7:14; 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” (Matt. 19:29; 25:46). It is the final reward and glory into which the children of God enter (1 Tim. 6:12, 19; Rom. 6:22; Gal. 6:8; 1 Tim. 1:16; Rom. 5:21); their Sabbath of rest (Heb. 4:9; comp. 12:22). The newness of life which the believer derives from Christ (Rom. 6:4) is the very essence of salvation, and hence the life of glory or the eternal life must also be theirs (Rom. 6:8; 2 Tim. 2:11, 12; Rom. 5:17, 21; 8:30; Eph. 2:5, 6). It is the “gift of God in Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 6:23). 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 (Matt. 19:16, 29; 25:46).
[ih-tur-nl] /ɪˈtɜr nl/ adjective 1. without beginning or end; lasting forever; always existing (opposed to ): eternal life. 2. perpetual; ceaseless; endless: eternal quarreling; eternal chatter. 3. enduring; immutable: eternal principles. 4. Metaphysics. existing outside all relations of time; not subject to change. noun 5. something that is eternal. 6. the Eternal, . /ɪˈtɜːnəl/ adjective […]
- Eternal triangle
noun 1. an emotional relationship in which there are conflicts involving a man and two women or a woman and two men A relationship involving three lovers, such as two women involved with one man or two men with one woman. For example, The plot of the murder mystery revolved around the eternal triangle of […]
[ih-turn] /ɪˈtɜrn/ adjective, Archaic. 1. . /ɪˈtɜːn/ adjective 1. an archaic or poetic word for eternal
[ih-tur-ni-tee] /ɪˈtɜr nɪ ti/ noun, plural eternities. 1. infinite time; duration without beginning or end. 2. existence, especially as contrasted with mortal life: the eternity of God. 3. Theology. the timeless state into which the soul passes at a person’s death. 4. an endless or seemingly endless period of time: We had to wait an […]