The Gift of God is Eternal Life

Eternal life is a gift of God; not the gift from God.

It’s possible I’m splitting hairs, but I borrowed the idea from Oswald Chambers, so he’s a hair-splitter too!

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

So, what would be the distinction there?

A gift from God means the gift originates with Him. He is the giver.

A gift of God might carry with it the idea that it’s part of God. In other words, God is, in essence, the gift, and this gift brings eternal life.

In other words, eternal life isn’t just a thing God gives you, like getting a bike from your dad for your birthday.

But eternal life is part of being in God, because God is eternal life.

“I am the way, the truth and the LIFE.”

Receiving Christ is a receiving of life.

No God=No Life

When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

“. . . we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.