At the end of the last chapter, we observed that if eternal life — the life to which Christians are invited in the New Testament — is to be both a lived life and eternal, then it runs against essentially the same contradiction that arises when the living God is said to be eternal. There is a possible resolution to this problem as it relates to the eternal life that a person might come to (whether within the Christian or some other religious tradition), and we will turn to it in Chapter 4. In this chapter, our subject is another issue that relates to the eternal life held out to believers: an ambiguity regarding the nature of that life.
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