John 17: 3 gives the meaning of eternal life as defined by Jesus. “And this is eternal life, that they might know thee the only true God and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”
In my study I looked up “know” and it means to know absolutely, completely, not limited, “life” means to live, breathe, rational immortal soul, and “eternal” means perpetual, past present future..forever.
Do you believe we know God absolutely when we become His?
Comparing life before and after the resurrection/rapture Paul said, “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known” (1 Cor. 13:12).
And John said, “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2).
To me these statements mean we will not know God absolutely until we actually enter eternal life.