Ravi Zacharias stated, “Only God could give us eternal life because only God is eternal. God is uncaused; He is non-dependent. The reason for His being is in Himself. But …the reason for our being is not in ourselves. God has given to us life. . . . He brought us into being…. He then offers us the eternal life of the future, which is both quality and life that does not cease to be given to us by God Himself.” What is the significance of God being eternal and not being caused by anything? How does this relate to the immortality of the human?

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      Greer
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      Well God has to be eternal so that we can be eternal otherwise why make us the way He did. He wants us to be with Him

    • #95334388
      Natasha
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      The very fact that God, alone, is eternal in nature sets Him apart from everything & there is NONE like Him, so we are all from Him. He has placed eternity in our hearts because He is eternal & we are made in His image.

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      Gwyn
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      The significance of God being eternal and not being caused by anything is that based on Zacharias’s quote and reasoning, “Only God is eternal. God is uncaused; He is non-dependent…” Scriptures speak of God’s immortality and plan to welcome us home. He is the Alpha and the Omega. God has always been and is infinite. Christians are given everlasting life through the acceptance and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, but we are not infinite. There was a time period when we didn’t exist, only God did.

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      Frank
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      If our God is eternal also he was not creator of everythings, the one who is able to create everythings his being is in himself and his power cannot be described,we have eternal too because our God is eternal forever, we need to know Jesus christ the source of our eternal life.

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      Ingrid
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      Because God himself is eternal, he created us to be in eternal fellowship with him. But when sin entered the world, it caused us to now have to choose where we are spending eternity. God’s intention was for us to be with him.

    • #95302170
      Jennifer
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      If God was not eternal then we would not be eternal. If we were not eternal then what is the point of living, especially we are all just going to die and not exist.

    • #95294652
      Cory
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      God is eternal, he was not created, God was always there. The significance us that God will never die, he will always be. This related to us because as believers our physical body will perish but our personality and spirit will live on forever with God.

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      Wade
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      If God created himself, He can do anything He wants to, which means He can make himself eternal. Since God made us, He can do whatever he wants to do with us. He give us to the choice to believe in Him so we can live eternally too.

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      Lee
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      He is our almighty God who created and made everything. We are supposed follow out his commandments and laws that he has given us,a nd we are supposed to lead others to Christ so one day all can be in heaven one day.

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