What is eternal life?

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The phrase eternal life could be understood in two ways. So, there is the idea of life eternal. Jesus said, "I've come that you might have life and light in all its fullness," and believers recognize that by being brought into a living relationship with the living God, we enjoy a fullness of life now. But ultimately, eternal life refers to the fact that we will live forever with resurrected and new bodies, and that will result in God bringing about the new heavens and the new earth, and therefore we will experience eternal life in that respect.

Answer by Rev. Dr. Simon Vibert

Rev. Dr. Simon Vibert is Senior Pastor of Christ Church Virginia Water, England, and the former Vice Principal and Director of the School of Preaching at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.