and he that hath not the Son of God hath not
life." Verse 12.
6. What does Christ give His followers?
"I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish." John
7. Why, after the fall, was man shut away from the tree of life?
"Lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and
live forever." Gen. 3:22.
8. What has Christ promised the overcomer?
"To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in
the midst of the paradise of God." Rev. 2:7.
9. To what is the life of the redeemed compared?
"For as the days of a tree are the days of My people, and Mine elect shall
long enjoy the work of their hands." Isa. 65:22.
10. When will immortality be conferred upon the saints?
"We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the
twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be
raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on
incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality." 1 Cor. 15:51-53.
NOTE.-In accepting Christ the believer receives "that eternal life, which was with
the Father," and this eternal life he retains as long as Christ dwells in the heart
by faith. This wondrous gift may be lost by failure to maintain the faith which holds
Christ fast. At the resurrection, immortality is conferred upon those who have fallen
asleep in Christ, and thus the possession of eternal life becomes a permanent experience.