Given Us Eternal Life !

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  1. savedbymercy

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    1 Jn 5:11

    11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

    John here is writing to believers, however what He states applies to all the Church of God, the Election of Grace, The Body of Christ in General. This Eternal Life written here was actually given the Church in Christ their Mediator Head before the World began, and this is because Christ the Mediator Head did exist before the World began, and where there is a Head there is a Body ! This is Clear by scriptures 2 Tim 1:9

    9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

    1 Tim 2:5

    5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

    Phil 2:5

    5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

    All three of these scriptures Identify Christ Jesus the Mediator, and all speak of Him in that capacity before the World began as well as before His Incarnation !
     
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    Given Us Eternal Life ! cont



    Even though this Eternal Life was not given to the Body of Christ experimentally 1 Jn 5:11 before the World began, yet it was given to all them by Promise, hence we have Paul setting forth the promissory foundation to the Elect in His Epistle to Titus 1:1-2

    Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;

    2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

    This constitutes all the Elect in Christ as Heirs of Promise, the Promise of Eternal Life 1 Jn 2:25

    25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.

    A Promise of God is binding and actual to the ones the promise of the Eternal Inheritance is made to; for God gave Abraham and his seed an Inheritance by Promise Gal 3:18

    18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

    Notice what the inspired text says very carefully, the Inheritance was given, not made available, not offered, but given by Promise . Here is the Promise Gen 17:8

    8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

    So Eternal Life or the Eternal Inheritance, both are the same, was given us[The Church] before the World began, by Promise Titus 1:2

    2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised[Us] before the world began;

    The Us is added because of the same point made by John here 1 Jn 2:25

    25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
     
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    >11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

    The Devil is in the pronouns.


    >Even though this Eternal Life was not given to the Body of Christ experimentally 1 Jn 5:11 before the World began, yet it was given to all them by Promise, hence we have Paul setting forth the promissory foundation to the Elect in His Epistle to Titus 1:1-2

    >Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;

    >2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

    >This constitutes all the Elect in Christ as Heirs of Promise, the Promise of Eternal Life 1 Jn 2:25


    This is a logical construct developed by choosing verses that fit your theology.
    25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
     

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