Eternal life the teaching of Jesus

The eternal of which speaks is not the continuation of this earthly , but a new in an eternal condition. Man has had a vague feeling about after death since ancient times. In fact even pagan peoples buried their dead adorning them with amulets or valuables, so as to accompany them on the extreme journey. The cult of the dead, funeral rites and various religious doctrines prove that ancient man never saw death as an absolute annihilation, but he always believed that something in us continues to live after the end of the physical body. In the Old Testament there was a distinction between and spirit. In this regard we see this passage from Job 12, 10: He holds the of every being and the breath of every being.

Thus the biblical author distinguished between and spirit. Even the Greek philosophers identified the essence of the being, his part immaterial .. the , but they did not give clear teachings so that it can be saved and live eternally in the Kingdom of God. instead gave the an absolute, immense value. Let us first see the corresponding verse in the Gospel of Mark 8:36: What good is it for man to gain the whole world, if he loses his ?

taught how to make the not get lost, by accepting his sacrifice on the cross and following his commandments. also taught that the saved has eternal . Let us first see this important passage from the Gospel of John 3, 14-16: And as Moses raised the serpent in the desert, so the Son of man must be lifted up so that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal . For God so the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal .

The eternal of which speaks in these verses is not the continuation of this earthly , but a new in an eternal condition, in the presence of the Father in his eternal Kingdom. The gift that God gave us of his Son, who came to live and suffer among us and die for us, has immense value as it redeems our .

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