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 Eternal Life Is Christ - Major Ian Thomas

ETERNAL LIFE IS CHRIST
By: Major W. Ian Thomas
What is eternal life? Is it a place that you are going to when you are dead? Is it a peculiar feeling inside? If you were to ask a normal congregation, or any sort of Bible class or Sunday school in an evangelical church to define eternal life, you would be amazed at the strange answers you would get!

What is eternal life? When does it begin? I noticed just the other day, in a hospital chapel where I was speaking, a tablet on the wall in memory of one of the previous chaplains, and in giving the date of his death it said, "He entered into eternal life." Is that true if he was a Christian? Is it right to imply, as did that tablet on the wall, that eternal life begins when a man is physically dead? No, indeed!

"And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life" (I John 5:11,12)

Jesus Christ and eternal life are synonymous terms, and eternal life is none other than Jesus Christ Himself, of whom it is written in John 1:4 ­ "In Him was life; and this life was the light of men." "If you have eternal life at all, it simply means that you have the Son, Jesus Christ ­ now! Jesus said, "I am the Way, I am the Truth, I am the Life" (John 14:6)

Eternal life is not a peculiar feeling inside! It is not your ultimate destination, to which you will go when you are dead. If you are born again, eternal life is that quality of life that you possess right now, at this very moment, in your own physical body, with your own two feet on the ground, and in the world TODAYI And where does this life come from? Of Him! He is that Life!

So if you have eternal life, it means that you have Somebody, Jesus Christ, and the life that you possess is of Him.

From: The Saving Life of Christ. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House. ©1961.


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Mike

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 Re: Eternal Life Is Christ - Major Ian Thomas

And that dear brother is the gospel:)

Ian and Paris both expressed this in a way that (for me) is easier to understand than most-

Here’s a short video by Ian that really had a profound impact in my life, you’ve most likely seen a version of it but just in case;)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j-r-nN9Mr0k

He also has a great message titled rediscovering Christ that I remember was quite good as well-

Thanks for sharing this brother Mike!


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Fletcher

 2017/10/14 21:50Profile
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Brother Fletcher,
Thank you for sharing the powerful
You Tube video. Pure unadulterated
truth.


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Mike

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 Re: Eternal Life Is Christ - Major Ian Thomas

Thank you Dear Brothers,

Ian Thomas, you posted....
Truth,...more truth ! .....a joy!

Here is another good one that followed that one.

Art Katz:

YouTube
And They Crucified Him - Art Katz - YouTube

May there be a great out-pouring of hunger and thirst.🙏

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elizabeth

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Major Ian Thomas had a singular honor bestowed upon him while serving in the military during the Second World War-

When it came time for Nazi Germany to formally surrender,... he was the man chosen to receive their flag of surrender on behalf of the allied forces and the free world:)

I remember when I first had listened to the short clip above, I thought; “wow! well that makes since,... Jesus went to receive the surrender of this evil, He was just “wearing” Major Thomas like a coat” ha!

And sister Elizabeth, I very much enjoy Art Karz and am grateful for the ministry of SI which turned me on to him:)


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