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A Present Possession

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A quantity of life (John 10:28) used with reference to believer's future destiny (John 3:36, 5:29, 12:25). A present qualitative aspect (John 10:10) Jesus has life in himself and is a source of life to others (John 5:21, 24, 28). Christ grants eternal life as a present possession to those who believe. In John 17:3 eternal life - an intimate, personal, growing knowledge of the Father and the Son.