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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 6646 eternal life, gift of
6646 eternal life, gift of

6646 eternal life, gift of

Eternal life cannot be earned or merited but must be received as a gift from God.

Fruitless attempts to earn eternal life

Jn 5:39-40 It is possible to study the mere letter of Scripture while ignoring coming to its focus, Jesus Christ; Gal 3:11-12 See also Ro 3:20,28

Jesus Christ is the source of eternal life

1Jn 5:11-12 See also Jn 11:25-26; Jn 14:6; Ro 5:21; Heb 5:9; Heb 9:12; 2Ti 1:1,10; 1Jn 5:20

Eternal life is a gift

Ro 6:23 See also Jn 6:27; Jn 10:28; Ro 2:7; Ro 5:15-17; Eph 2:8-9; 1Pe 3:7; 2Pe 1:3

Received by faith Jn 3:36 Faith in Jesus Christ, God’s son, is the only way to gain eternal life. See also Jn 3:16; Jn 5:24; Jn 6:40; Jn 20:31; 1Ti 1:16

The need for personal commitment Jn 12:25-26 See also Mt 7:14; Mk 8:37-38; Ac 11:18 Repentance is the first step of commitment; Ro 6:8-11

See also

2324Christ as Saviour
2560Christ, resurrection
5380law and gospel
6027sin, remedy for

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