Eternal life

"But the words, 'is passed from death unto life' are sometimes used in the fruitless attempt to prove present actual possession of eternal life, and the conditional feature of the text is ignored.  We have said sufficient to show that actual possession now is out of the question; and it is necessary under this heading only to show how the words in question can be understood in harmony with the facts in the case and the general teaching of the Scriptures." Bro. Williams, 'Life and works of...' Pg. 122, "Is passed from death unto life"