Why is Jesus called the “Father of eternity”?
Isaiah 9:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
The title "Father Eternity " refers to Jesus Christ whom God granted "All authority in heaven and on earth. (Mat 28:18 NASB) This authority includes the resurrection of the dead.
John 5:28-29 (NASB)
28 "Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who
are in the tombs will hear His voice, 29 and will come forth; those
who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed
the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment."
25 "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that
believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 And
whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou
The Judgment. Recommend reading. (Matthew 25:31-46 NASB)
By means of this authority (Mat. 28:18) granted to him by God his Father, Jesus has the power to give humans the prospect of eternal life on earth.
31 “But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; 33 and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left. (Mat. 25:31-33) 46 These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life (NASB)
The legacy of our first parent, Adam, was death. Jesus, the last Adam, "became a life-giving spirit."
1 Corinthians 15:45 (NASB) " So also it is written, “The first man,
Adam, became a living soul.” The last Adam became a life-giving
1 Corinthians 15:22 (KJV) " For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ
shall all be made alive.
Romans 6:9 (NASB) "Knowing that Christ, having been raised from the
dead, [a]is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him."
Just as Jesus, the Eternal Father, will live forever, so obedient mankind will enjoy the benefits of his fatherhood eternally.Jesus will also apply his God-given authority to bring back to life many who have died. John 11:25-26