9137 immortality, in NT

9137 immortality, in NT

In the NT, immortal life is offered to human beings through Jesus Christ and guaranteed by the Holy Spirit. It is closely associated with eternal life and resurrection, but is seen more as a quality of being rather than in terms of unlimited extent.

Immortality is an attribute of God

1Ti 1:17 See also Ro 1:23; 1Ti 6:16

Immortality is offered to human beings through Jesus Christ

2Ti 1:10 See also Jn 6:50; Jn 8:51; Jn 11:26; 1Co 15:22,54

Immortality is guaranteed by the Holy Spirit

2Co 5:1-5

The association of immortality with eternal life

Ro 2:7

The association of immortality with resurrection

Lk 20:36 See also 1Co 15:42-43,53-54; 1Th 4:17; Rev 20:4-6

Immortality implied by Jesus Christ’s transfiguration

Mt 17:3 pp Mk 9:4 pp Lk 9:30-31 the presence of Moses and Elijah

Immortality as a quality of being

It is inseparable from God’s other characteristics Ro 1:23; 1Ti 1:17; 1Ti 6:16

It is inseparable from humanity’s final state of existence Lk 20:36; Ro 2:7; 1Pe 1:4

See also

2424gospel, promises
2580Christ, transfiguration
5059rest, eternal
6644eternal life
9105last things
9613hope as confidence

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