And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. - John 17:3 Satan and all the demons know who is the true God and Jesus Christ and tremble. Do they possess eternal life? Jesus asserted he "NEVER" knew those in Matthew 7:21-23? How is it that knowing in the sense indicated above "IS" eternal life? No one can deny that intellletual knowledge is involved but is that the entire meaning of "know" above? How is this knowledge obtained? Through cognitive exercise of the brain or is the cognitive exerise of the brain a consequence rather than the cause - Mt. 16:17? How is "eternal life" here opposte to "death" in regard to knowledge - Eph. 4:18? Yes, I am asking these questions rhetorically.