Please read John 5:17-24 again.
So, for the Christian this is one of the most impressive verses in the Bible.
IT PROVES THAT WE ARE SAVED BY FAITH THROUGH THE SUBSTITUTIONARY CENDENMATION OF CHRIST.
John 3:14-18, 36; 6:46-47; Acts 10:43, 13:38-39, 16:31.
IT PROVES THAT OUR SALVATION IS ETERNAL AND FREE OF ANY FUTURE CONDMNATION.
- It is the spiritual life of the soul.
The soul by sin has lost its spiritual life and could only be restored by the death of His son.
- This life is in and through Christ.
As we received our natural life from Adam, we receive our spiritual life through the second Adam – Jesus Christ.
Adam: a contrasting type of Christ: See I Corinthians 15:45-47, Romans 5:14-19.
The first Adam was made a living soul (Genesis 2:7), and he was given life by another, that is God.
The second Adam (Christ) was a life-giving Spirit. He was the fountain of life and He gave that life to others. John 1:4, 5:21, 10:10, 12:24.
The first Adam was of the earth, earthy; the second Adam is the Lord from Heaven I Corinthians 15:47.
In Adam all die. In Christ shall all be made alive.
In the first Adam all creation is flesh, whereas in Christ the new creation is “Spirit.” John 3:6.
- This life is a blessing to receive.
It does not come from the first birth, because there are many consequences as a result of the first birth; but none through eternal life. It comes through faith in Christ. We must meet certain conditions to receive it verse 24.
It takes knowledge of God and His Son Jesus Christ, as well as knowing and believing in the Author, Source and Giver of eternal life.
It can only be fully enjoyed in the future. It is life without end.
Every life has an ending, but one; the spiritual life. Life in the body has an end, but the Spirit is eternal.”