Sunday Morning: February 27, 2005
Text: Romans 2:6-7 "Who will render to every man according to his deeds [ergon, works]: 7. To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:"
The KJV translators instead of going back to the original Greek and translating the Greek adjective aijw>niov, went to the Latin Vulgate and translated the Latin aeternus. This is why the word eternal has been misunderstood by the English reader. If they would have gone to the Greek they for sure would have translated it as many translators such as Rotherham and Young, namely, age-abiding, age-during (S. S. Craig, 1916) .
Romans 2:7 "To them who by patient continuance in well doing [ergon, works, deeds] seek [present active] for glory and honour and immortality [incorruption], [seek, present active participle comes here in text] eternal life:"
Galatians 6:7-9 "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth [present active, (working)], that shall he also reap. 8. For he that soweth [present active, (working)] to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth [present active, (working)] to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 9. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap (life everlasting), if we faint not."
1 Timothy 6:12 "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses."
1 Timothy 6:18-19 "That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; 19. Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life."
John 6:27 "Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed."
Romans 6:22 "But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life."
Mark 10:17 "And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?"
Colossians 3:24 "Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve (works) the Lord Christ."
Matthew 19:29 "And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life."
Mark 10:30 "But he shall receive an hundredfold now
in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and
lands, with persecutions; and in the
come [present middle participle,
the one coming, ] eternal life."
Acts 13:46 "Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you (Jews): but seeing ye put it from you [present middle], and judge [present active] yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn [present passive] to the Gentiles."
Acts 13:48 "And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord [God]: and as many as were ordained [perfect passive, appoint, determine] to eternal life believed."
John 5:26 "For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;"
1 John 5:11 "And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son."
John 6:47 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth [present active participle] on me hath [present active, regardeth, esteemeth] everlasting life."
John 6:29 "Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe [present active] on him whom he hath sent."
Matthew 21:26 "But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold [e[cw, present active indicative, counteth, regardeth, esteemeth] John as a prophet."
Philemon 1:17 "If thou count [e[cw, present active, regardeth, esteemeth] me therefore a partner, receive him as myself."
John 3:15 "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but [may] have [present active subjunctive] eternal life."
Titus 1:2 "In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;"
Titus 3:7 "That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life."
1 John 3:15 "Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath [present active, regardeth] eternal life abiding in him."
1 John 5:13 "These things have I written unto you that believe [present active] on the name (word of God, Rev 19:13) of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have [present active, regard] eternal life, and that ye may believe [present active subjunctive] on the name (word of God, Rev 19:13) of the Son of God."
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth [present active participle, doing the work of God] in him should not perish, but have [present active, regardeth, esteemeth] everlasting life."
John 3:36 "He that believeth on the Son hath [present active, regardeth, esteemeth] everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life (in the kingdom age); but the wrath of God abideth on him."
John 6:40 "And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth [present active] the Son, and believeth [present active] on him, may have [present active, regardeth] everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day (millennial age)."
1 Timothy 1:16 "Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe [present active infinitive] on him to [eijv, leading to] life everlasting."