<<everlasting, undying>>

God is immortal and humans are created ‘in His image’ (1 Tim 1:17, 6:16; 1 Jn 5:20).

Our earthly bodies will die and decay (unless Christ returns while we are still living), yet they can be transformed into bodies that will last forever, free from corruption and decay (1 Cor 15:50-54; 2 Cor 5:4). Jesus came to give us the opportunity of eternal life as

Are you sure of your eternal destination?

opposed to eternal death or separation from Him (Jn 3:16, 10:10). Jesus destroyed the stranglehold of a lost eternity without Him, through the gift of salvation (2 Tim 1:10). It is an individual choice as to which option we take.

All humanity, including those who have died (after they have been resurrected), will experience either eternal life or eternal damnation, depending on their acceptance or refusal of Christ’s offer of salvation (Dan 12:2,3; Jn 3:18, 5:28,29; Act 24:15). If we keep God’s words, we won’t experience the second death in hell (Jn 8:51, 11:26). 

See also: assurance, death, end times, eternal damnation, eternal life, resurrection.