THIS is Eternal Life!
Definitions should be “objective” … they should be the same for every person in every situation, anywhere in the world. But it is not always so. In our world, and especially in our culture, more and more things are subject to personal interpretation. Everything seems to be subject to your own “POV” (point-of-view). According to a growing number of people there are no real absolutes, something that means the same thing to everybody. That’s why people enter into debates about anything and everything. But unless there is an absolute, unless there is a correct “answer” or a “definitive definition,” we can know nothing with certainty. Then everything is merely a matter of opinion and no one is wrong … or right!!! That may not be important if you are trying to determine which fast-food chain makes the best French fries or which college football team is the greatest team ever, but when it comes to spiritual things definitions matter!! Excluding a minority of people who don’t seem to care about what comes after this life, after death, the great majority of people believe there is “something” called “eternal life” … that we do not simply cease to exist. But what IS that “something” beyond the grave? And is it the same for everyone? How can anyone be sure? JESUS says, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life!” And then He defined what that life IS: “THIS is eternal life,” Jesus said, … “that they know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3). Pray for wisdom, for understanding and for faith to hear and believe all God has revealed in His Word, “that you may KNOW that YOU HAVE eternal life!” (I John 5:13).