As we look at the final article of the Apostles’ Creed we come to a confession whose English form is, perhaps, a little misleading. Because “eternal life” in the New Testament does not emphasis duration in the same way we might assume. Eternal life is not distinguished primarily by its endlessness, but by the quality of life it represents.
Hence Jesus’ words
Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent