Originally posted by C Hess
So, if we are eternal, without beginning or end, what's the point of this physical life?
Hold on. The Person of Eternal Life brought time, space, and matter
of the universe into existence.
If we participate in the eternal purpose of this God we will have eternal life for His expression and our enjoyment.
would we enter a state of amnesia on the supernatural, if we live eternally?
You misunderstood me and I wasn't too clear.
In the New Testament Greek there are three words translated into our English life
BIOS - meaning the physical life or the biological life.
PSUCHE - meaning the SOUL or the SELF
ZOE - the Divine Life mostly used to refer to God and Christ
I guess we're
bored with our eternal existence, so we need a temporary escape? The irony of us having this conversation is beautiful, if that's the case, wouldn't you agree? I mean, to enter a physical state with no memory of the supernatural, only to spend a considerable amount of time trying to understand the supernatural life.
Our participation in the eternal life is our receiving Jesus Christ as Lord, first of all -
"And this is the testimony, that God has given to us eternal life and this life is in His Son.
He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life." (1 John 5:11,12)
Our initiation into God Himself is to receive the Son of God.
He CAME that we might have this life -
"The thief does not come except to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life [zoe] and may have it abundantly." (John 10:10)
This a corporate and collective matter of an aggregate expression of God united with man as an eternal city - New Jerusalem.
In Christ, God incarnate was divine life which is also the light of men in this dark world.
"In Him was life, and the life was the light of men." (John 1:4)
Look at the vastness of the universe. The possibilities of eternal life are beyond what we could even hope or imagine.
We do not even understand why God loves you and I so much that He would want to be in a loving relationship with is for eternity.
Because His life is uncreated it is also indestructible. So Jesus overcame death and proclaims that He is "the resurrection and the life"
"Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes into Me, even if he should die, shall live.
And everyone who believes in Me shall by no means die forever. Do you believe this?" (John 11:25,26)
I believe this. I have become convinced that Jesus Christ is a believable