How Christ and eternal life are linked together

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Robert Traill (The Lord's Prayer, John 17:24), Works 2:88:

Christ himself is called eternal life, 1 John 1:2, and 5:20. When Christ came into the world, eternal life came into it: when Christ is shown and revealed, eternal life is made known; when Christ is embraced by faith, eternal life is got: 1 John 5:11, 12, “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life: and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son, hath life.” O that all men did but know, how closely, how inseparably, and how eternally, Christ and eternal life are linked together! No eternal life without Christ; no Christ without eternal life. He also promiseth it, as well as contains it: John 10:27, 28, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” It is this, and such like promises of eternal life, made by Jesus Christ, that every true believer builds his hope of heaven upon.
 
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