everlasting life


everlasting life
Endless existence uninterrupted by death. In several parables Jesus taught that this present life leads on to a further phase whose nature depends on our conduct here (Luke 16:25; Matt. 25:46). It is argued by some modern theologians that this further phase could not be damnation: such is the love of God for each human being that it is inconceivable that he could create us with so much potential for responding to that love and then that human evil could entirely destroy that potential. Cf. 1 John 4:9.

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  • everlasting — UK [ˌevə(r)ˈlɑːstɪŋ] / US [ˌevərˈlæstɪŋ] adjective continuing to exist for ever the Christian belief in the everlasting life of the soul a) continuing for a very long time The visit left an everlasting impression on me. b) used for describing… …   English dictionary

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