Written by: Juliette Gomes Ambrose
Many passages reveal that our only hope for eternal life lies in being resurrected from the dead in a transformed body just as Jesus Christ was. Moreover , the Bible also makes it clear that being resurrected to immortality comes only through the gracious mercy of God: For the wages of sin is death [not immortal life in some other form or place}, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). Eternal life is the gift God has in store for those who turn from the ways of sin and begin obeying Him from the heart.
Again, it is not something human beings inherently possess. Rather, it is something God offers to us–if we turn from our old sinful ways and, through Christ, accept His forgiveness and direction for our life.
This is what He wants for everyone. “God our Savior… desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth”(1 Timothy 2:3-4).