This expression occurs in the Old Testament only in Dan. 12:2 (R.V., "everlasting life"). It occurs frequently in the New Testament (Matt. 7:14; 18:8, 9; Luke 10:28; comp. 18:18). It comprises the whole future of the redeemed (Luke 16:9), and is opposed to "eternal punishment" (Matt. 19:29; 25:46). It is the final reward and glory into which the children of God enter (1 Tim. 6:12, 19; Rom. 6:22; Gal. 6:8; 1 Tim. 1:16; Rom. 5:21); their Sabbath of rest (Heb. 4:9; comp. 12:22). The newness of life which the believer derives from Christ (Rom. 6:4) is the very essence of salvation, and hence the life of glory or the eternal life must also be theirs (Rom. 6:8; 2 Tim. 2:11, 12; Rom. 5:17, 21; 8:30; Eph. 2:5, 6). It is the "gift of God in Jesus Christ our Lord" (Rom. 6:23). The life the faithful have here on earth (John 3:36; 5:24; 6:47, 53-58) is inseparably connected with the eternal life beyond, the endless life of the future, the happy future of the saints in heaven (Matt. 19:16, 29; 25:46).
He stated—quite rightly—that animals are never mentioned in connection with eternal life in the Bible.
Not only was she invulnerable to bullets and clubs; she had apparently drunk the elixir of eternal life.
So our fondest hope is not for eternal life, but an end to this wheel of existence through eternal death.
In 2008 then Pope Benedict XVI stated quite pointedly that animals are “not called to the eternal life.”
To be a martyr for science was earthly glory; but to be a willing martyr for God is glory, honour, immortality, and eternal life.
But in this persecution must you have a hope, and must look for eternal life.
And it was like a stream of milk flowing through the world, a stream of eternal life for humanity's eternal crop.
Life--eternal life--is the essence of all--life receiving and life-giving.
The well of eternal life can gush forth even in a desert waste, and “where sin abounds grace doth much more abound.”
For eternal life, the ideal state, is not something future and distant.