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~ PFHL 302-- suggested answers

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PFHL Course 302-- Eternal Life Key Scriptures suggested answers
(by Bill Stevenson)
Part 1 suggested answers:
Ecclesiastes 3:9-15
What has God put into human beings \u201chearts\u201d?
the hope for living forever.
How can God use human labor?
to bless individuals, even with gifts that will last forever (example: wisdom of His truths)
Ecclesiastes 12:1-7
What does knowing that there will be life after physical death mean personally to you?
Answers will vary about believing in possible eternal life with God. How such believing is especially
assuring during times when we are being challenged or/and tested.
Isaiah 60:15-22
What were Israel\u2019s forever blessings from God?
in the future for believing Jews-- excellence, everlasting light or guide to truth, a new physical place to
live, glory of God, no more mourning, righteousness, and land possession
Isaiah 57:13-16
What does it mean \u201cWho inhabits eternity\u201d and \u201cI will not contend forever\u201d mean?
God lives eternally; He has lived and will live for all of time.
He will not contend with human sinning forever. The Age of Grace will end for the human race.
Psalms 49:6-14
What are two the false hopes about lasting forever?
Individuals trusting in wealth and thinking that their dwelling places would last forever.
What can\u2019t a rich man do?
He can\u2019t redeem his brother or anyone else so that he or she can live forever (eternally).
John 5:31-47

How can religious people get false assurance of having eternal life even from their reading of the
Bible? Have you been mislead about teaching about Christian Salvation and the promise of eternal
life?

Answers may vary about reading Scripture wrong and wrong religious teaching.
Luke 10:25-37
What is the most important way to inherit eternal life with God?
to love God totally and to be compassionate for others.
John 3:1-21
What two other requirements are for one to be rewarded eternal life in the future?

One must be spiritually reborn of the Holy Spirit by believing that God had to send His only begotten Son
to die for the sins of human beings. He or she must also does God\u2019s truth, good public deeds in God
(with unselfish motives and because of Holy Spirit urgings). See Ephesians 2:8-10.

John 6:28-71
What was repeated by Jesus and how many times?
That He was the way for people to have eternal life; 9 times
Hebrews 5:1-9 and Hebrews 9:11-22
What do \u201ceternal salvation\u201d, \u201ceternal redemption\u201d, \u201cthrough the eternal [Holy] Spirit\u201d, \u201ceternal
inheritance\u201d mean?
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\u201cEternal salvation\u201d means being saved from sin forever.
\u201cEternal redemption\u201d means being forever redeemed from the God\u2019s death penalty for breaking His Law.
\u201cThrough the eternal [Holy] Spirit\u201d means via the Holy Spirit Who is forever existing.
\u201cEternal inheritance\u201d means forever being blessed by God.

What was required for human beings to be able to be rewarded eternal life in the future
Jesus Christ had to die (shed His blood in physical death) for mankind\u2019s sins against the Law of God.
Acts 13:42-52 & 15:6-21
What was the main reason for many Jews with early Christian teaching?
pride that they already had Salvation because of being God\u2019s chosen people.
God allows for _________ ____________ in believing.
free choice
What does the word \u201cappointed\u201d and \u201cknown to God from eternity\u201d mean?
that God knows who will believe the Gospel for Salvation and who won\u2019t because He is not limited by
time.
Romans 2:1-16
How do 1 Corinthians 3:9-15 and Ephesians 2:8-10 relate to this passage?
true Christians are saved by faith in Jesus Christ which results in doing good works and there will be final
judgment about the latter.
Mark 10:17-18, Matthew 19:17-20, and Mark 10:21c-31
What is the three-part willingness requirement for gaining eternal life?
Being willing to give up any of one\u2019s possessions, relatives, and country of residence to keep following
Jesus.
John 12:20-26
How does one love his or her life and loose it for eternal life?
He or she decides to love possessions, sex, money, status, power, etc. instead of God, the Bible, and
ministry.
How does one hate his or her life in this world?
Accepts and trusts the Gospel, commits his or her life to obey Scripture and pleasing God, and increases
hate for the things of the secular society lifestyle.
How does one serve Jesus Christ?
By becoming more and more unselfish in saying and doing things for others in need.
Matthew 25:31-46
What is promised for the compassionate unselfish people?
God\u2019s blessing-- receiving part of God\u2019s kingdom and permission to go \u201cinto eternal life\u201d.
What is promised for the uncompassionate selfish people?
a divine curse including a dismissal by Christ Jesus \u201cinto the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and
his angels\u201d and \u201ceverlasting punishment\u201d.
John 10:22-38
How does Jesus Christ insure eternal life for believers?
Because God the Father is greater than all, has sanctified Him and let him do miracles on Earth. God the
Father is in Him and He is in God the Father.
1 John 2:21-27, 1 John 5:10-13 & 20
How can you absolutely and experientially know that you will have eternal life?
By remembering what the Epistles in the New Testament say about eternal life and by witnessing
increased feeling of living in Christ Jesus (being more Christ-like and less selfish) in my life.
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Jude 1:20-25
What should a Christian do knowing that he or she has eternal life in the future? (6 major things)
build up holy faith, pray in the Holy Spirit, keep in the love of God, look for the mercy of Jesus Christ
unto eternal life, have compassion towards others, and hate the things of sin.
John 17:1-5
What do you think \u201cthe hour\u201d for the special divine glorification of Jesus Christ was and how does
that relate to eternal life for believers of what His death on the Cross did for them?

\u201cThe hour\u201d means the resurrection of Jesus Christ because that happening made Christianity unique
among religions and showed that Jesus Christ paid the price of the death penalty for disobeying God\u2019s
Law. It was the greatest event in the history of mankind.

Romans 5:18-21, Romans 6:18-23, Titus 1:1-3, and Titus 3:1-8
What kind of lifestyle will true believers have when living after the Age of Grace in their eternal lives?
righteous, free from sin, and holy
1 Timothy 6:6-21
What does \u201clay hold on eternal life\u201d mean?

by pursuing righteousness, Godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness in this world of spiritual
warfare
by being ready to give and being willing to share with others

What does \u201cstoring up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come\u201d mean?
increasingly living a righteous (Christ-like) lifestyle so they will be ready to easily adapt to living in
Heaven and on the New Earth.
John 4:27-42
How does one gather fruit for eternal life?

By doing God\u2019s will, especially looking for opportunities to encourage individuals to seek Jesus Christ. Continue sharing of Christian Salvation and other Biblical truths needs to be done much more also. You will probably find that Holy Spirit convicting and Holy Spirit-led witnessing and teaching have usually been done already.

1 Peter 5:5-11
What else is to be for eternity?
God\u2019s glory and dominion
How do you personally relate to this passage of Scripture? Be specific please.
Answers will vary about Christian commitment, spiritual warfare, and eternity dominion of God.
Part 2 \u201ceverlasting\u201d list:

God\u2019 covenant not to flood the Earth again (Genesis 9), God\u2019s covenant with Abram (Genesis 17,
Leviticus 24:8, 1 Chronicles 16:15-18, Psalm 105:6-10, Isaiah 24:5), God (Genesis 21:33, Psalm 93:2 &
106:48, Isaiah 9:6 & 40:28, Habakkuk 1:12, Romans 16:26), God\u2019s prosperity blessing via Jacob for
Joseph and his offspring (Genesis 48 & Ezekiel 37), hills (Genesis 49:26), in relation to Aaron and his
sons having an \u201ceverlasting priesthood throughout their generations\u201d (Exodus 40 & Numbers 25:13), the
Day of Atonement statute for the children of Israel (Leviticus 16:34), God\u2019s arms (Deuteronomy 33:27),
God\u2019s covenant with David (2 Samuel 23:5), doors for Christ Jesus to use to come in (Psalm 24:7-10),
blessings to God (Psalm 41:13), God creating (Psalm 90:1-2), God\u2019 mercy (Psalm 100:5, 103:17), the
remembrance of the righteous (Psalm 112), God\u2019s righteousness (Psalm 119:142 & 144), God\u2019s Kingdom
(Psalm 145, Daniel 4:3, 2 Peter 1:11), understanding or wisdom from God (Proverbs 8:5-36), foundation
of the righteous (Proverbs 10:25), strength from God (Isaiah 26:4), burnings of judgment (Isaiah 33:14),
future joy for the redeemed true Christians (Isaiah 35:10, 51:11, & 61:7), God\u2019s salvation for human
beings (Isaiah 45:17), God\u2019s kindness (Isaiah 54:8), the New Covenant (Isaiah 55:3 & 61:8, Jeremiah
32:37-41, Ezekiel 16:60-63, Hebrews 13:20), future sign of joy in creation (Isaiah 55:12-13), the name
Christian for Gentile believers (Isaiah 56:5), future divine light in the new Earth (Isaiah 60:19-20), God\u2019s

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