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Questions tagged [eternal-life]

relating to the doctrine of life that occurs after death and does not end

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Who are the people who attempts to enter heaven but aren't able?

In Luke 13:22-24 22 He passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” He answered them, ...
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Which denominations believe in eternal marriage?

Which Christian denominations believe that marriage can be eternal, i.e. can continue in the next life?
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(LDS view) Do animals have a possibility to eternal life and is this dependent on Jesus atonoment applied to them?

This is my other question that was inspired by what a quotation in this other question says about pre-existence prior to conception. The highest rated answer quotes from The Encyclopedia of Mormonism,...
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Where did the rich young ruler hear of eternal life?

Something prompted the young ruler in Matthew 19:16 to ask Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life. (Word search for "eternal life": https://www.blueletterbible.org/search/search.cfm?Criteria=...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that some people will live eternally on earth?

In a well-known passage, the Apostle Paul writes: For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel's call and with the sound of God's trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead ...
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Why does God promise something that satisfies our greed for longevity? [closed]

New to Christianity.SE and Christianity in general, but I've had this question for some time. The intrinsic greed of humans is to live forever—so why does God promise us eternal life after death as a ...
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When was the first time God promised eternal life in the Bible? [duplicate]

One of the central tenets of the Bible is that you can enter heaven if you follow the way of the Lord, living harmoniously with him. At some point of time (If not from the very beginning of the ...
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How is “every man be fully persuaded in his own mind” not contradictory to the “narrow is the way leading to life”? [closed]

The following verses seem to imply that Paul was liberal when it came to the believers' practice of their faith in the Lord: One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day ...
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What is the basic Protestant understanding of oneness in these Scriptures?

While it is quite evident Jesus is making reference to the Spiritual realm in the following Scriptures: John 17:20 through 24 NKJV "I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will ...
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What's God's justification of not allowing the choice of personal annihilation? [duplicate]

Question: God is just, so what would be God's justification according to the Bible of Not allowing the choice of annihilation of yourself if you found out Jesus actually never knew you after death? ...
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Why our life on Earth defines our future life in eternity? [closed]

Why our limited knowledge of God or of our sins defines our future life in eternity. Isn't it little bit unfair? I understand if the angels falls into hell after they make a decision not to serve God. ...
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Forgiveness Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit [duplicate]

Here is a conundrum, If we take what Jesus said in the Bible I find there is a problem with this particular sin - Could it be that the early church added it to make a point about something else and ...
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Does 1st Corinthians chapter 15 say that we will have a permanent physical life? [closed]

All Scriptures ar quoted from the King James translation. In Chapter 15 of first Corinthians Paul talks about in the resurrection of Jesus, which was a resurrection of Jesus physical body. Other ...
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Did God use man as a vehicle to bring about death? [closed]

Before creation there would have been no death. All of the Angels God created are eternal. When God Created everything then time was also created, but Earth and time are both temporary creations. ...
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What is the breath of life spoken of in Genesis 2:7?

In Genesis chapter two verse seven God created man from the dust and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils; Genesis 2:7 KJV And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and ...
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How many Christians believe there is time in Heaven?

"It seems that the idea that created beings become timeless in heaven is not one that is widely held. God, as the Creator of time, space, and matter, is the only Being that exists outside of time, ...
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Do spirits/souls make decisions/think?

Today I heard an instructor (a monk) saying: At The Third Council of Constantinople, counted as the Sixth Ecumenical Council by the Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church and other Christian groups, ...
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Seeming paradox arising from idea of eternal life [closed]

Here is one of the things about the idea of eternal life that I don't understand and that seems paradox to me: If a human has no existence before having been begot by his parents, yet if a human has ...
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St. Thomas Aquinas' contingency proof and LDS cosmology

The argument from contingency summarized by St. Thomas illustrates that in order for existence to be a reality there must be an "Uncaused Cause" that possesses existence in and of Himself. Everything ...
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Was eternal life promised by the Mosaic Law? [closed]

John 3:16 (NIV) 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. The New Testament clearly tells us how one ...
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Man's immortality in the Garden of Eden [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the specific meaning of “die” in Genesis 2? In the book of Genesis, God said they would die if they eat from a certain tree Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the ...
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What are the implications of Jesus Christ being the only way to obtain eternal life? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happens to people who have never heard about Jesus? In John 14:6 Jesus says "I am the Way the Truth and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father but by Me." What are the ...
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What arguments would you give to teenagers who are unconcerned about eternal life?

So the kids in my catechism class aren't all that into the notion of living forever. That's kind of depressing, but I don't think its anything we can't get around. However, what do you tell a kid, ...
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Is the eternal life unique as it is? [closed]

Is the eternal life unique as it is? Can there be two or three eternal lives? Apostle John said that those who believe in Christ the Son of God have eternal life (1 John 5:13). When the fall of man ...
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How does 1 John 2:19 fit with the teaching that Christians can lose their salvation [closed]

A common belief (not my own, but fairly common) is that believers may lose or abandon their salvation. A number of Bible verses seem to contradict this teaching, but in particular, 1 John 2:19 stands ...
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Is there any scripture or literature exploring why God chose not to annihilate Satan? [closed]

For that matter, why aren't we annihilated if we reject Jesus? Particularly if there is no posthumous "second chance?" For the record, I resonate with C.S. Lewis' notion that, perhaps, the "doors of ...
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Old testament: where is Eternal Life and Judgement discussed?

When Jesus was teaching of eternal life (Rich man and Lazarus, also Martha and Mary's brother Lazarus being raised from death) the people listening didn't think it was a new and novel idea: your soul ...
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What is the biblical basis for the eternal existence of the lost in hell?

I've heard particular denominations claim that although hell is definitely a real place and hell itself will burn forever, people who are condemned to hell don't actually exist forever in hell but ...
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What is the origin of Zoe (ζωή) vs Psyche (ψυχή) life in St. John?

It seems in John's gospel and and in other letters by John, there is a big theological emphasis on the difference between (in the Greek) ζωή "Zoe" life and ψυχή "Psyche" life. John 12:25 (NIV) ...