Eternal is simply without beginning or end. Eternal life, therefore, is life without end. This does not refer to an endless physical life but instead an endless spiritual life.
Through Jesus we can experience eternal life in heaven.
Without Jesus, there will be eternal death in hell.
Refer to the entry for eternity for an expanded discussion on this.
Key evrse about Eternal Life: “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life” (Matthew 25:46, NIV).
A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 1,000-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and many books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.