Bible Time

Probably the most popular verse in the Bible is John 3:16 where it says God will give eternal life to whoever believes in His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. But the question is, what is eternal life?

Taking into consideration the different verses where eternal life is mentioned, we can clearly say that it means a life that is unending in the presence of God. The ‘presence of God’ is an important phrase to add there because technically, those who would suffer judgment in hell would be ‘living’ or existing for all eternity as well.

However, because they are apart from God, who is the author of life, we cannot define existing in hell as eternal life. True eternal life can only be given to those who can fully trust in Jesus Christ as the only Lord and Savior of their lives.