Life - Bible References

4 occurrences in 4 dictionaries

Reference: Life

American

In the Bible, is either natural, Ge 3:17; spiritual, that of the renewed soul, Ro 8:6; or eternal, a holy and blissful immortality, Joh 3:36; Ro 6:23. Christ is the great Author of natural life, Col 1:16; and also of spiritual and eternal life; Joh 14:6; 6:47. He has purchased these by laying down his own life; and gives them freely to his people, Joh 10:11,28. He is the spring of all their spiritual life on earth, Ga 2:20; will raise them up at the last day; and make them partakers for ever of his own life, Joh 11:25; 14:19.

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Easton

generally of physical life (Ge 2:7; Lu 16:25, etc.); also used figuratively (1) for immortality (Heb 7:16); (2) conduct or manner of life (Ro 6:4); (3) spiritual life or salvation (Joh 3:16-17,18,36); (4) eternal life (Mt 19:16-17; Joh 3:15); of God and Christ as the absolute source and cause of all life (Joh 1:4; 5:26,39; 11:25; 12:50).

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Hastings

LIFE

I. In the OT

The term 'life' in English Version is used, with a few unimportant exceptions, as the equivalent of one or other of two Heb. expressions: (1) chai, or mostly in plur. chayyim; (2) nephesh. The Septuagint makes a general distinction between these two, by usually rendering the former as z

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Morish

Life is that by which a created being enjoys the place in which the Creator has set it. God breathed into man's nostrils 'the breath of life; and man became a living soul.' Ge 2:7. Sin having come in, this life is forfeited and God claims it, saying, "surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man." Ge 9:5. This instituted capital punishment for murder, which law has never been rescinded or altered.

Scripture recognises a difference between 'life' in a moral sense and 'existence,' as seen in the passage, "What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?" Ps 34:12. Here is a man desiring life, desiring to enjoy life. This answers the objection of those who, wishing to deny eternal punishment, say that 'living for ever' is only spoken of the Christian, as in Joh 6:51,58. True, but many other scriptures prove that the wicked will have an eternal existence.

Man, in his natural state, is regarded as morally dead in sins, and as needing to be quickened by the power of God; or as living in sins and needing to accept death in order to live in Christ, as in the Epistle to the Romans.

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