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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary

Life

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A state of active existence.

1. Human life is the continuance or duration of our present state, and which the Scriptures represent as short and vain, Job 14:1-2 . James 4:14 .

2. Spiritual life consists in our being in the favour of God, influenced by a principle of grace. God, influenced by a principle of grace, and living dependent on him. It is considered as of divine origin, Colossians 3:4 . hidden, Colossians 3:3 . peaceful, Romans 8:6 . secure, John 10:28 .

3. Eternal life is that never-ending state of existence which the saints shall enjoy in heaven, and is glorious, Colossians 3:4 . holy, Revelation 21:27 . and blissful, 1 Peter 1:4 . 2 Corinthians 4:17 .

See HEAVEN.


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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Life'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/cbd/l/life.html. 1802.

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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