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Eternal Life and
How to Obtain it
What precious promise has
God made in His children?
And this is what he
promised us even eternal life.
1 John 2:25.
How may we obtain eternal
For God so loved
the world that he gave his one and only Son, that
whosoever believes in him shall not perish but
have eternal life. John
Who has eternal life?
Whoever believes in
the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects
the Son will not see life, for Gods wrath
remains on him. Verse 36.
Where is this everlasting
or eternal life?
And this is the
testimony: God has given us eternal life, and
this life is his Son.
1 John 5:11.
What therefore follows?
He who has the Son
has life, he who does not have the Son of God
does not have life.
What does Christ give His
I gave them eternal
life, and they shall never perish; no
one can snatch them out of my hand. John
The Tree of Life, Past and
Why after the Fall,
was man shut away from the tree of life?
And the Lord God said,
The man has now become like on of us,
knowing good from evil. He must not be allowed
to reach out his hand and take also from the tree
of life and eat, and live forever.
What has Christ promised
He who has an ear,
let him hear what the Spirit says to the
churches. To him that overcomes, I will give the
right to eat from the tree of life,
which is in the paradise of God. Revelation
When Saints Become Immortal
When will immortality be
conferred upon the saints?
Listen, I tell you a
mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all
be changed in a flash, in the twinkling of
an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will
sound, the dead in Christ will be raised
imperishable, and we will be changed. For the
perishable must clothe itself with the
imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.
1 Corinthians 15: 51-53.
Note In accepting
Christ the believer receives that eternal
life, which was with the Father, and this
eternal life he retains as long as Christ dwells
in the heart by faith. This wondrous gift may be
lost to failure to maintain faith that holds
Christ fast. At the resurrection, immortality is
conferred upon those who have fallen asleep in
Christ, and thus the possession of eternal life
becomes a permanent experience.
Gods Purpose In Creation
For what purpose was the
For this is what the
Lord says he who created the heavens, he
is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he
founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but
he formed it to be inhabited. Isaiah
To whom has God given the
The highest heavens
belong to the Lord, but the earth he has given
For what purpose was man
You made him the
ruler over the works of your hands; you put
everything under his feet. Psalm 8:6.
Satan, and Mans
How did man lose his
Through sin. Romans 5:12;
When man lost his dominion, to
whom did he yield it?
They promise them
freedom, while they themselves are slaves of
depravity for man is a slave to whatever
has mastered him. 2 Peter 2:19.
Note Man was overcome
by Satan in the Garden of Eden, and there yielded
himself and his possessions into the hands of the
In tempting Christ, what
ownership did Satan claim?
The devil led him up
to a high place and showed him in a instant all
the kingdoms of the world. And he said unto him,
I will give you all their authority and
splendor, for it has been given to me, and I
can give it to anyone I want to. Luke
The Restored Dominion
What promise of restoration
did the Lord make through Micah?
As for you, O
watchtower of the flock, O stronghold of the
Daughter of Zion, the former dominion will be
restored to you; kingship will come to the
Daughter of Jerusalem.
Why did Christ say the meek
Blessed are the
meek, for they will inherit the earth.
inheritance cannot be realized in this life, for
here the truly meek generally have little of
earths good things.
Who does the psalmist say have
I have envied the arrogant
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy
and strong. They are free from the common
burdens common to man; they are not plagued
by human ills. Psalm 73:3-7.
What promise was made to
Abraham concerning the land?
The Lord said to Abram
after Lot had parted from him. Lift up
your eyes from where you are and look north and
south, east and west. All the land that you see I
will give to you and your offspring forever.
How much did this promise
It was not through the
law that Abraham and his offspring received the
promise that he would be heir of the world,
but through righteousness that comes by faith.
How much of the land of Canaan
did Abraham own in his lifetime?
He gave him no
inheritance here, not even a foot of ground.
But God promised him that he and his descendants
after him would possess the land, even though at
that time Abraham had no child. Acts 7:5.
(See Hebrews 11:13.)
How much of the promised
possession did Abraham expect during his
By faith Abraham, when
he was called to go to a place he would later
receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even
though he did not know where he was going. By
faith he made his home in the promised land like
a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in
tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs
with him of the same promise. For he was
looking forward to the city with foundations,
whose architect and builder is God.
In a special sense, who is the
seed to whom this promise was made?
The promises were
spoken to Abraham and his seed. The Scripture
does not say and the seeds, meaning
many people, but and to your seed,
meaning one person, who is Christ.
Who are heirs of the promise?
If you belong to
Christ, then you are Abrahams seed, and
heirs according to the promise. Verse
Why did these ancient worthies
receive the promise?
These were all
commended for their faith, yet none of them
received what had been promised. God had
planned something better for us so that only
together with us would they be made perfect.
Hebrews 11:39, 40.
When This Earth is Made
What is to become of our
earth in the day of the Lord?
But the day of the
Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will
disappear with a roar; the elements will be
destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything
in it will be laid bare. 2 Peter 3:10.
What will follow this great
But in keeping with
this promise, we are looking forward to a new
heaven and a new earth, the home of the
righteousness. Verse 13.
Note As shown in the
study of The Millennium, at the
coming of Christ the living wicked will die, and
the saints will be taken to heaven to dwell with
Christ for a thousand years, or until the wicked
of all ages are judged and the time for their
destruction and the purification of the earth by
the fires of the last days. Following this, the
earth will be formed anew, and man, redeemed from
sin, will be restored to his original dominion.
To what Old Testament
promise did Peter evidently refer?
Behold, I will create
a new heavens and a new earth. The former things
will not be remembered, nor will they come back
to mind. Isaiah 65:17.
What was shown the Apostle
John in vision?
Then I saw a new
heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven
and the first earth had passed away, and there
was no longer any sea. Revelation 21:1.
How did Isaiah describe
conditions on the new earth?
For they will build
houses and dwell in them; they will plant
vineyards and eat their fruit. No longer will
they build houses and others live in them, or
plant and others eat. For as the days of a tree,
so will be the days of my people; my chosen ones
will long enjoy the works of their hands. Isaiah
How readily will their wants
Before they call, I
will answer; while they are still speaking I will
hear. Verse 25.
What peaceful condition will
reign throughout the earth then?
The wolf and the lamb
will feed together, and the lion will eat straw
like the ox, but dust will be the serpents
food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all
my holy mountain, says the Lord.
What seasons of worship will
be observed in the new earth?
As the new heavens and
the new earth that I will make endure before me,
declares the Lord, so will my name and
descendants endure. From one new moon to
another and from one Sabbath to another, all
mankind will come and bow down before me,
says the Lord. Isaiah 66:22,23.
What will the ransomed of the
Lord then do?
And the ransomed of the Lord will
return. They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow
and sighing will flee away. Isaiah 35:10.
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