Sunday, February 19, 2012

Immortality & Eternal Life

There is a very small article in the November 2006 New Era by David B. Haight.

It discusses the difference between immortality and eternal life (Moses 1:39).

Bringing to pass immortality is essentially a work of creation.

Immortality is about quantity.  Eternal life is about quality.

To use a metaphor, immortality is how long the dinner lasts.  Eternal life is what is on the menu and who is with us at the table.

Eternal life is the culmination of existence.

If immortality is God's work, then eternal life is God's glory.  However, eternal life does not come automatically.  We must purge our hearts of evil and fill them with the desire to do good continually.  [God] desires each of us to partake of this greatest of all gifts: eternal life.