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Coptic Orthodox Church
Does "full life" this verse refer to our life here on earth or just the after life?
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
John 10:10 NIV
both. good to 'see' u here
edited October 30
edited October 30
It refers to partaking of the uncreated life that is present in the Godhead, the "fullness" of divine life so to speak, the partaking of the divine Holy Spirit. It starts here on earth in our baptism into the Church, and then goes on eternally unto the ages of ages.
edited November 2
The promise of the full life is the fruits of the Holy Spirit. He who continually goes forth weeping will doubtless come again with rejoicing. Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.
He who is faithful over little is ruler over much. Yet he who gained more from one mina is given more cities to rule. Jesus said store riches in heaven. Still those faithful over little are still ruler over much. In God's house are many mansions some say not literally. And many who are last will be first. Maybe there has to be jobs so who better to have the better job than he who is approved by all as faithful in job? who no one is offended from their honor.
The devil had the highest honor so maybe he wasn't offended from highest honor he was offended that he couldn't kill the innocent, why else would he want to overthrow God? however maybe now he is jealous
Jesus says he who teaches and does shall be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
That is because all benefit. All rejoice in what they accomplish. Everyone blesses them so the reward does not come from God
Our focus should not be on rewards for the reward is eternal life. Those with rivarly shall not inheirt the kingdom. No one shall lose who has eternal life. It is never late for those of the eleventh hour to have the same reward. That is God will always be fair in who gets a reward even if the devil made them least in this world.