What does Eternity mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
αἰῶνος for ever 2
עַד־ perpetuity 1
עַד֙ perpetuity 1
הָעֹלָם֙ long duration 1

Definitions Related to Eternity


   1 for ever, an unbroken age, perpetuity of time, Eternity.
   2 the worlds, universe.
   3 period of time, age.


   1 long duration, antiquity, futurity, for ever, ever, everlasting, evermore, perpetual, old, ancient, world.
      1a ancient time, long time (of past).
      1b (of future).
         1b1 for ever, always.
         1b2 continuous existence, perpetual.
         1b3 everlasting, indefinite or unending future, Eternity.


   1 perpetuity, for ever, continuing future.
      1a ancient (of past time).
      1b for ever (of future time).
         1b1 of continuous existence.
      1c for ever (of God’s existence).

Frequency of Eternity (original languages)

Frequency of Eternity (English)


Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Eternity of God
Is the perpetual continuance of his being, without beginning, end, or succession. that he is without beginning, says Dr. Gill, may be proved from,
1. His necessary self-existence, Exodus 3:14 .
2. From his attributes, several of which are said to be eternal, Romans 1:20 . Acts 15:18 . Psalms 103:17 . Jeremiah 31:3 .
3. From his purposes, which are also said to be from eternity, Isaiah 25:1 . Ephesians 3:11 . Romans 9:11 . Ephesians 1:1-23
4. From the covenant of grace, which is eternal, 2 Samuel 3:5 . Mac 5: 2. That he is without end, may be proven from,
1. His spiritually and simplicity, Romans 1:23 .
2. From his independency, Romans 9:5 .
3. From his immutability, 2Pe 1: 24, 25. Malachi 3:6 . Psa 3: 26, 27.
4. From his dominion and government, said never to end, Jeremiah 10:10 . Psalms 10:16 . Daniel 4:3 . That he is without succession, or any distinctions of time succeeding one to another, as moments, minutes, &c. may be proved from,
1. He existence before such were in being, Isaiah 43:13 .
2. The distinctions and differences of time are together ascribed to him, and not as succeeding one another: he is the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever, Hebrews 13:8 . Revelation 1:4 .
3. If his duration were successive, or proceeded by moments, days, and years, then there must have been some first moment, day, and year, when he began to exist, which is incompatible with the idea of his eternity; and, besides, one day would be but one day with him, and not a thousand, contrary to the express language of Scripture, 2 Peter 3:8 .
4. He would not be immense, immutable, and perfect, if this were the case; for he would be older one minute than he was before, which cannot be said of him.
5. His knowledge proves him without successive duration, for he knows all things past, present, and to come: "he sees the present without a medium, the past without recollection, and the future without foresight. To him all truths are but one idea, all places are but one oint, and all times but one moment." Gill's Body of Divinity; Paley's Nat. Theol. p. 480; Charnock on the Divine Perfections; Clarke on ditto; Watts's Ontology, chap. 4:
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Eternity of the World
It was the opinion of Aristotle and others that the world was eternal. But that the present system of things had a beginning, seems evident, if we consider the following things.
1. We may not only conceive of many possible alterations which might be made in the form of it, but we see it incessantly changing; whereas an eternal being, forasmuch as it is self-existent, is always the same.
2. We have no credible history of transactions more remote than six thousand years from the present time; for as to the pretence that some nations have made to histories of greater antiquity, as the Egyptians, Chaldeans, Phaenicians, Chinese, &c. they are evidently convicted of falsehood in the works referred to at the bottom of this article.
3. We can trace the invention of the most useful arts and sciences; which had probably been carried farther, and invented sooner, had the world been eternal.
4. The origin of the most considerable nations of the earth may be traced, 1: e. the time when they first inhabited the countries where they now dwell; and it appears that most of the western nations came from the east.
5. If the world be eternal, it is hard to account for the tradition of its beginning, which has almost everywhere prevailed, though under different forms, among both polite and barbarous nations.
6. We have a most ancient and credible history of the beginning of the world: I mean the history of Moses, with which no book in the world, in point of antiquity, can contend. Stillingfleet's Orig. Sacrae. P 15, 106; Winder's Hist. of Knowledge, vol. 2: passim; Pearson on the Creed. p. 58; Doddridge's Lectures, 50: 24; Tillotson's Sermons, ser. 1; Clarke at Boyle's Lectures, p. 22, 23; Dr. Collyer's Scripture Facts, ser. 2.
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Eternity
With respect to God, is a duration without beginning or end. As it is the attribute of human nature, it is a duration that has a beginning, but will never have an end. "It is a duration, " says a lively writer, "that excludes all number and computation: days, and months, and years, yea, and ages, are lost in it, like drops in the ocean! Millions of millions of years, as many years as there are sands on the sea-shore, or particles of dust in the globe of the earth, and those multiplied to the highest reach of number, all these are nothing to eternity. They do not bear the least imaginable proportion to it; for these will come to an end, as certainly as a day; but eternity will never, never, never, come to an end! It is a line without end! It is an ocean without a shore! Alas! what shall I say of it! it is an infinite, unknown something, that neither human thought can grasp, nor human language describe!" Orton on Eternity; Shower on ditto: Davis's Sermons, ser. 11; Saurin's Sermons, vol. 3: p. 370.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Eternity
ETERNITY.—There is no word either in OT Hebrew or in NT Greek corresponding to the abstract idea of eternity.
In Isaiah 57:15 both Authorized Version and Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 have the phrase ‘the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity.’ Massoretic Text has שֹׁכן עַר, lit. ‘dwelling for ever’—the thought of the writer being evidently the unchangeableness of God. עַר probably comes nearest of all Hebrew words to express permanence. Originally it was a substantive connected with Assyr. [1] adú, meaning ‘time,’ ‘passing time,’ ‘the present.’ But in OT it is used adverbially to express indefinite duration of time generally in the future. Its use is mainly poetical: of God (Isaiah 57:15), His law (Psalms 19:9), His attributes (Psalms 111:3; Psalms 111:10). But it is found also in connexion with things whose existence in Hebrew thought would be limited, e.g. a king’s life (Psalms 21:6, Proverbs 29:14), the lip of truth (Proverbs 12:19).
A word of wider meaning and more general application is עוֹלָב, connected with Assyr. [1] ullânu, meaning ‘remote time.’ עוֹלָם is frequently used of the fast-days (Isaiah 63:9; Isaiah 63:11, Micah 5:1; Micah 7:14 etc.), people (Isaiah 44:7, Jeremiah 5:15), hills (Genesis 49:26, Habakkuk 3:6). It is also used, like עַר, of God or His attributes as existing from the remote past (Psalms 93:2; Psalms 119:52, Isaiah 63:16; Isaiah 63:19) to the remote future (Psalms 138:8, Jeremiah 31:3, 1 Kings 10:9), specially in the phrase מֵהָעוֹלָם וְעַר הָעוֹלִם ‘from everlasting to everlasting’ (Psalms 90:2; Psalms 103:17, Nehemiah 9:5 etc.). But in the case of עוֹלָם also there are many places in OT where its meaning is obviously limited to the affairs and lives of human beings, e.g. of a slave (Deuteronomy 15:7, 1 Samuel 27:12), of careless dwellers (Psalms 73:12), and in the familiar phrase, ‘May the king live for ever’ (1 Kings 1:31, Nehemiah 2:3). Often, however, the word is used to indicate the writer’s hope or belief that a certain state of good [3], may continue indefinitely. Particularly is this true of the Messianic hope (Isaiah 9:6, Psalms 110:4; Psalms 45:3). Sometimes this thought of permanence is emphasized by the use of the plural (Isaiah 26:4; Isaiah 45:17, Daniel 9:24). In Ecclesiastes 3:11, a very difficult passage, (Revised Version margin) gives as an alternative rendering of הָעֹלָם ‘eternity.’
The other Hebrew phrases worthy of note are נ֪צַח ‘perpetuity’ in the frequent phrase לִנָצַח ‘for ever’ (Isaiah 13:20; Isaiah 25:8, Amos 8:7, Habakkuk 1:4 etc.), and אֹרְךְ יָמִים ‘length of days,’ Deuteronomy 30:20, Job 12:12, Psalms 21:4, and in the well-known passage Psalms 23:6 ‘I shall dwell in the house of the Lord ever.’ Here the meaning is disputed, but the probability is that the highest anticipation of the Psalmist was to have the joy of spending an indefinite period in the Temple in prayer and meditation. Similar to לְעוֹלָם is the phrase לִרֹר וַרֹך, lit. ‘to age and age,’ .e. to future ages (Exodus 3:15, Psalms 10:6; Psalms 33:11; Psalms 49:11). It is mainly poetical.
The idea of eternity, like the idea of immortality, was probably beyond the range of early Jewish thought. It arose after the Exile, partly through a natural development of the Hebrew conception of God, and partly through the force of circumstances. (1) The pious Jew, turning away more and more from the anthropomorphism of cruder religions, strove to differentiate the infinite God from finite man. God is transcendent—above the limitations of earthly existence. Hence He is eternal, from everlasting to everlasting. A thousand years in His sight are but as yesterday. (2) With the Exile came a decay of national ideals, and the Jew began to consider more his own personality and its relation to this eternal God. This thought developed slowly, and was mixed with various elements. The Jew found himself in an evil world. His own nation was oppressed, almost blotted out. Good men suffered; wicked men seemed to prosper. If the eternal, omnipotent God ruled the world, then all this must surely end. The Day of the Lord would come for oppressed Israel, for the oppressors, for the whole world, and (in Apocalyptic literature, Ps-Sol 3:16, 13:9 etc.) for the Jew himself. Then the present evil world (עוֹלִם הַוְּה) would give place to a new and glorious era (עוֹלִם הַכָּא, see Generation). Whether this עוֹלָם הַכָּא would be endless the Jew did not at first stop to inquire. Sufficient for him that it would come with countless blessings in ‘the end of the days’ (קץ הִיָמִים, cf. Matthew 13:39; Matthew 24:3). In the Book of Enoch, however, ‘Time’ is followed by ‘Eternity’ in the עוֹלָם הַכָא. Later Judaism developed the idea, probably borrowed from the Zend religion, of a series of world epochs (cf. the world empires of Daniel’s vision), followed by the Messianic age.
In the time of Christ, Jewish thought on the future had developed very much, and had assumed many forms (see Eschatology). Jesus must have sifted the various elements. He retained and perhaps developed the view of a new age (עוֹלָם חַפָא) about to dawn on the world as opposed to the present (עוֹלָם הַוָּה; Matthew 12:32, cf. Matthew 13:39; Matthew 28:20). ‘the kingdom of heaven’ (מַלְכוּח שָׁמַיִם) would be established. Jesus endeavoured to concentrate the thoughts of His hearers on their relation to this kingdom, and the desirability of sharing it (see Life, Eternal Life). Doubtless this kingdom would be for ever and its members live for ever (cf. Daniel 12:2 חַזֵי עוֹלָם ‘eternal life’). The vexed question of the absolute endlessness of this kingdom, with its rewards and punishments, would probably never be raised in the minds of Jesus’ hearers. At the same time, there is no evidence in the teaching of Jesus of any limit to the עוֹלָם הַבָּא, and while the frequent adjective αἰώνιος, ‘eternal,’ must be taken in the Gospels as referring in the first place to this coming kingdom, it may, so far as we know, be taken as implying also that quality of absolute permanence with which that kingdom has always been associated in the minds of men.
Literature.—The subject is practically part of the larger topic Eschatology, and all books dealing with this latter subject refer more or less to Eternity. On the OT and Apocalyptic views see Stade, Dic Alttest. Vorstellungen vom Zustand nach dem Tode; Schwally, Das Leben nach dem Tode; Schultz, OT Theology, vol. ii. pp. 364–398; Salmond, The Christian Doctrine of Immortality; Orelli, Die hebr. Synonyma der Zeit und Ewigkeit; Marti, Geschichte der Israel. Religion, pp. 270–310. On the NT see the various NT theologies, especially those of Beyschlag and H. Holtzmann. Ct. also Samuel Davidson, Doctrine of the Last Things; Toy, Judaism and Christianity; A. Beet, Last Things2 [4] ; Dalman, The Words of Jesus.
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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - World, Eternity of
Webster's Dictionary - Eternity
(n.) Infinite duration, without beginning in the past or end in the future; also, duration without end in the future; endless time.
(n.) Condition which begins at death; immortality.
King James Dictionary - Eternity
ETER'NITY, n. L. oeternitas. Duration or continuance without beginning or end.
By repeating the idea of any length of duration, with the endless addition of number, we come by the idea of eternity.
The high and lofty one who inhabiteth eternity. Isaiah 57
We speak of eternal duration preceding the present time. God has existed from eternity. We also speak of endless or everlasting duration in future, and dating from present time or the present state of things. Some men doubt the eternity of future punishment, though they have less difficulty in admitting the eternity of future rewards.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Eternity
Attribute of God expressing that He had no beginning and will have no end, i.e.,He always was and always will be. The very essence of God demands His existence, and that there never was a possibility of His not being. Boetius defines eternity as the perennial, interminable, perfect possession of life in its fullest totality, always without beginning and without end. There is no succession of anything, succession belongs to time. God alone is eternal, there is in Him no past, no future, everything is the never beginning and never ending present.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Eternity
See Eternal
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Eternity
is an attribute of God. ( See GOD. ) The self-existent being, says the learned Dr. Clarke, must of necessity be eternal. The ideas of eternity and self-existence are so closely connected, that because something must of necessity be eternal, independently and without any outward cause of its being therefore it must necessarily be self-existent; and because it is impossible but something must be self-existent, therefore it is necessary that it must likewise be eternal. To be self-existent, is to exist by an absolute necessity in the nature of the thing itself. Now this necessity being absolute, and not depending upon any thing external, must be always unalterably the same; nothing being alterable but what is capable of being affected by somewhat without itself. That being therefore which has no other cause of its existence but the absolute necessity of its own nature, must of necessity have existed from everlasting, without beginning; and must of necessity exist to everlasting, without end.
On the eternal duration of the divine Being, many have held a metaphysical refinement. "The eternal existence of God," it is said, "is not to be considered as successive; the ideas we gain from time are not to be allowed in our conceptions of his duration. As he fills all space with his immensity, he fills all duration with his eternity; and with him eternity is nunc stans, a permanent now, incapable of the relations of past, present, and future." Such, certainly, is not the view given us of this mysterious subject in the Scriptures; and if it should be said that they speak popularly, and are accommodated to the infirmity of the reason of the body of mankind, we may reply, that philosophy has not, with all its boasting of superior light, carried our views on this attribute of the divine nature at all beyond revelation; and, in attempting it, has only obscured the conceptions of its admirers. "Filling duration with his eternity," is a phrase without any meaning: for how can any man conceive a permanent instant, which coexists with a perpetually flowing duration? One might as well apprehend a mathematical point co-extended with a line, a surface, and all dimensions. As this notion has, however, been made the basis of some theological opinions, it may be proper to examine it.
2. Whether we get our idea of time from the motion of bodies without us, or from the consciousness of the succession of our own ideas, or both, is not important to this inquiry. Time in our conceptions, is divisible. The artificial divisions are years, months, days, minutes, seconds, &c. We can conceive of yet smaller portions of duration; and, whether we have given to them artificial names or not, we can conceive no otherwise of duration, than continuance of being, estimated as to degree, by this artificial admeasurement, and therefore as substantially answering to it. It is not denied but that duration is something distinct from these its artificial measures; yet of this every man's consciousness will assure him, that we can form no idea of duration except in this successive manner. But we are told that the eternity of God is a fixed eternal now, from which all ideas of succession, of past and future, are to be excluded; and we are called upon to conceive of eternal duration without reference to past or future, and to the exclusion of the idea of that flow under which we conceive of time. The proper abstract idea of duration is, however, simple continuance of being, without any reference to the exact degree or extent of it, because in no other way can it be equally applicable to all the substances of which it is the attribute. It may be finite or infinite, momentary or eternal; but that depends upon the substance of which it is the quality, and not upon its own nature. Our own observation and experience teach us how to apply it to ourselves. As to us, duration is dependent and finite; as to God, it is infinite; but in both cases the originality or dependence, the finiteness or infinity of it, arises, not out of the nature of duration itself, but out of other qualities of the subjects respectively.
3. Duration, then, as applied to God, is no more than an extension of the idea as applied to ourselves; and to exhort us to conceive of it as something essentially different, is to require us to conceive what is inconceivable. It is to demand of us to think without ideas. Duration is continuance of existence; continuance of existence is capable of being longer or shorter; and hence necessarily arises the idea of the succession of the minutest points of duration into which we can conceive it divided. Beyond this the mind cannot go, it forms the idea of duration no other way: and if what we call duration be any thing different from this in God, it is not duration, properly so called, according to human ideas; it is something else, for which there is no name among men, because there is no idea, and therefore it is impossible to reason about it. As long as metaphysicians use the term, they must take the idea: if they spurn the idea, they have no right to the term, and ought at once to confess that they can go no farther. Dr. Cudworth defines infinity of duration to be nothing else but perfection, as including in it necessary existence and immutability. This, it is true, is as much a definition of the moon, as of infinity of duration; but it is valuable, as it shows that, in the view of this great man, though an advocate of the nunc stans, "the standing now," of eternity: we must abandon the term duration, if we give up the only idea under which it can be conceived.
4. It follows from this, therefore, that either we must apply the term duration to the divine Being in the same sense in which we apply it to creatures, with the extension of the idea to adoration which has no bounds and limits; or blot it out of our creeds, as a word to which our minds, with all the aid they may derive from the labours of metaphysicians, can attach no meaning. The only objection to successive duration as applied to God, which has any plausibility, is, that it seems to imply change; but this wholly arises from confounding two very distinct things; succession in the duration, and change in the substance. Dr. Cudworth appears to have fallen into this error. He speaks of the duration of an imperfect nature, as sliding from the present to the future, expecting something of itself which is not yet in being; and of a perfect nature being essentially immutable, having a permanent and unchanging duration, never losing any thing of itself once present, nor yet running forward to meet something of itself which is not yet in being. Now, though this is a good description of a perfect and immutable nature, it is no description at all of an eternally-enduring nature. Duration implies no loss in the substance of any being, nor addition to it. A
perfect nature never loses any thing of itself, nor expects more of itself than is possessed; but this does not arise from the attribute of its duration, however that attribute may be conceived of, but from its perfection and consequent immutability. These attributes do not flow from the duration, but the continuance of the duration from them. The argument is clearly good for nothing, unless it could be proved that successive duration necessarily implies a change in the nature; but that is contradicted by the experience of finite beings,—their natures are not at all determined by their duration, but their duration by their natures; and they exist for a moment, or for ages, according to the nature which their Maker has impressed upon them. If it be said that, at least, successive duration imports that a being loses past duration, and expects the arrival of future existence, we reply, that this is no imperfection at all. Even finite creatures do not feel it to be an imperfection to have existed, and to look for continued and interminable being. It is true, with the past we lose knowledge and pleasure; and expecting in all future periods increase of knowledge and happiness, we are reminded by that of our present imperfection; but this imperfection does not arise from our successive and flowing duration, and we never refer it to that. It is not the past which takes away our knowledge and pleasure; nor future duration, simply considered, which will confer the increase of both. Our imperfections arise out of the essential nature of our being, not out of the manner in which our being is continued. It is not the flow of our duration, but the flow of our nature, which produces these effects. On the contrary, we think that the idea of our successive duration, that is of continuance, is an advantage, and not a defect. Let all ideas of continuance be banished from the mind, let there be to us a nunc semper stans, during the whole of our being, and we appear to gain nothing,—our pleasures surely are not diminished by the idea of successive duration being added to present enjoyment: that they have been, and still remain, and will continue, on the contrary, greatly heightens them. Without the idea of a flowing duration, we could have no such measure of the continuance of our pleasures; and this we should consider an abatement of our happiness. What is so obvious an excellency in the spirit of man, and in angelic natures, can never be thought an imperfection in God, when joined with a nature essentially perfect and immutable.
5. But it may be said, that "eternal duration, considered as successive, is only an artificial manner of measuring and conceiving of duration; and is no more eternal duration itself than minutes and moments, the artificial measures of time, are time itself." Were this granted, the question would still be, whether there is any thing in duration considered generally, or in time considered specially, which corresponds to these artificial methods of measuring and conceiving of them. The ocean is measured by leagues; and the extension of the ocean, and the measure of it, are distinct; they, nevertheless, answer to each other. Leagues are the nominal divisions of an extended surface; but there is a real extension, which answers to the artificial conception and admeasurement of it. In like manner, days, and hours, and moments, are the measures of time: but there is either something in time which answers to these measures; or not only the measure, but the thing itself, is artificial—an imaginary creation. If any man will contend, that the period of duration which we call time, is nothing, no farther dispute can be held with him; and he may be left to deny also the existence of matter, and to enjoy his philosophic revel in an ideal world.
We apply the same argument to duration generally, whether finite or infinite. Minutes and moments, or smaller portions, for which we have no name, may be artificial things, adopted to aid our conceptions; but conceptions of what? Not of any thing standing still, but of something going on. Of duration we have no other conception; and if there be nothing in nature which answers to this conception, then is duration itself imaginary, and we discourse about nothing. If the duration of the divine Being admits not of past, present, and future, one of these two consequences must follow,—that no such attribute as that of eternity belongs to him,—or that there is no power in the human mind to conceive of it. In either case, the Scriptures are greatly impugned; for "He who was, and is, and is to come," is a revelation of the eternity of God, which is then in no sense true. It is not true, if used literally; and it is as little so, if the language be figurative; for the figure rests on no basis, it illustrates nothing, it misleads. It is, however, to be remembered, that the eternal, supreme cause, must of necessity have such a perfect, independent, unchangeable comprehension of all things, that there can be no one point or instant of his eternal duration, wherein all things that are past, present, and to come, will not be as entirely known and represented to him in one single thought or view, and all things present and future be equally entirely in his power and direction; as if there was really no succession at all, but all things were actually present at once.
6. The Hebrew word for eternity is שלם . This is its proper sense; but, as Gesenius observes, as with us in common life, it is often used in an inaccurate or loose manner to express a very long space of time. So it is applied to the Jewish priesthood; to the Mosaic ordinances; to the possession of the land of Canaan; to the hills and mountains; to the earth, &c. These must, however, be considered as exceptions to predominant and certain usage.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Eternity
Most people find it difficult to imagine eternity. This is largely because the only kind of existence they have so far experienced is that of a world where everything happens within a framework of time and distance that can be measured. God alone understands eternity fully, because he alone is eternal (1 Timothy 1:17). Human beings lives in a created order of which time is a part (Hebrews 1:2). Even the words they use to speak of eternity come from a world governed by time.
The meanings of words
When the Bible writers referred to eternity, they usually used the word for ‘age’. This was a word that denoted a length of time, without specifying its beginning or end. The writers used the word in relation to things that were very old or that would last for a very long time (Psalms 24:7; Psalms 125:1; Habakkuk 3:6; Romans 16:25). Concerning the past, the word could mean ‘a long time ago’ (Joshua 24:2; Luke 1:70); concerning the future, it could mean ‘endlessness’ (Daniel 2:44; 2 Peter 1:11). When they referred to immeasurable time, the writers may have used such expressions as ‘to all ages’ or ‘from age to age’, which have been translated as ‘from everlasting to everlasting’ and ‘for ever and ever’ (Nehemiah 9:5; Psalms 21:4; Romans 1:25; Ephesians 3:21; Judges 1:25).
The writers used similar expressions when they spoke of God as the eternal one (1 Chronicles 16:36; Psalms 90:2; Psalms 106:48). Divine actions are called eternal, or everlasting, because of the character of the eternal God from whom they originate. This applies to both salvation and judgment (Isaiah 45:17; Judges 1:7), to life and destruction (John 17:2; 2 Thessalonians 1:9).
From a human standpoint, eternity is the age to come, in contrast to the present age (Mark 10:30; Ephesians 1:21). Eternal life, being the life of the age to come, is endless, because the age to come is endless. More importantly, it is life of a particular quality. It is a life that shares in some way the nature of God and that God gives through Jesus Christ (John 1:4; John 5:21; John 5:24; John 8:51; John 17:2-3; see LIFE, sub-heading ‘Eternal life’). Even in the present age, believers in Jesus Christ have the life of the age to come – eternal life, the life of the kingdom of God (Matthew 19:16; Matthew 19:24; John 3:3; John 3:5; John 3:15; Colossians 1:13; see KINGDOM OF GOD).
Divine and human viewpoints
Jesus’ teaching concerning the nature of eternal life showed that it was more than merely life stretched out for ever. It was life of an entirely different order from the normal life of this world (John 4:14; John 6:51; John 6:63; John 17:3). Likewise eternity is not time stretched out for ever, but is something of an entirely different order. The realization of this helps to ease the difficulties that may arise in understanding God’s foreknowledge. God is not limited by time, and therefore he sees time differently from the way human beings see it (2 Peter 3:8).
An illustration that may help is that of a rod suspended horizontally in mid-air in a room. The rod has a beginning and an end, and represents time. The room represents eternity (assuming now that its floor, ceiling and walls are removed and it extends endlessly in all directions). From any point in the room (i.e. eternity), a person can see the whole rod (i.e. time). Human beings, who live in time, might be likened to an ant moving along the rod. They have a record of what is past, they are conscious of what is present, but they do not know what lies ahead. God, from the viewpoint of eternity, sees the whole of time as eternally present before him. (See also TIME.)
It is therefore inadequate to think of God’s eternity solely as everlasting existence. God is not limited in any way. His characteristics and qualities are immeasurable in every aspect of his being (Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 103:17; Psalms 145:13; Isaiah 54:8; Romans 1:20; 1 Timothy 1:17; see GOD).

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Netzach - �eternity; conquest; victory�); the fourth of the seven Divine middot, or emotional attributes, and of their corresponding mortal middot, or spiritual emotions...
Foreknowledge of God - This foreknowledge, says Charnock, was from Eternity. ...
Seeing he knows things possible in his power, and things future in his will, if his power and resolves were from Eternity, his knowledge must be so too; or else we must make him ignorant of his own power, and ignorant of his own will from Eternity, and consequently not from Eternity blessed and perfect. If he willed from Eternity, he knew from Eternity what he willed; but that he did will from Eternity we must grant, unless we would render his changeable, and conceive him to be made in time of not willing, willing
Temporal - A term often used for secular, as a distinction from spiritual or ecclesiastical; likewise for any thing belonging to time in contrast with Eternity
Unoriginated - ) Not originated; existing from all Eternity
Beginning - Besides the common use of this word in many connections, it is used in a special sense to carry the mind back into ...
a, Eternity , when the Word was with God, and was God, by whom all things were made. John 1:1-3 ; Acts 15:18 (which should read 'from Eternity'). Also to the Eternity of Jehovah, 'the beginning and the end
Predestination - ) The purpose of Good from Eternity respecting all events; especially, the preordination of men to everlasting happiness or misery
Albanois - They also maintained that the world was from Eternity
Habitation - ) God inhabits Eternity (Isaiah 57:15 ), i. , dwells not only among men, but in Eternity, where time is unknown; and "the praises of Israel" (Psalm 22:3 ), i
Eternal Creation - Faith clearly teaches that this world did not exist from all Eternity, but was created in time, i. Saint Thomas and Suarez deny that we can prove from reason that eternal creation was impossible, that this world could not have existed from all Eternity
Eternity - "It is a duration, " says a lively writer, "that excludes all number and computation: days, and months, and years, yea, and ages, are lost in it, like drops in the ocean! Millions of millions of years, as many years as there are sands on the sea-shore, or particles of dust in the globe of the earth, and those multiplied to the highest reach of number, all these are nothing to Eternity. They do not bear the least imaginable proportion to it; for these will come to an end, as certainly as a day; but Eternity will never, never, never, come to an end! It is a line without end! It is an ocean without a shore! Alas! what shall I say of it! it is an infinite, unknown something, that neither human thought can grasp, nor human language describe!" Orton on Eternity; Shower on ditto: Davis's Sermons, ser
Self-Existence of God - ...
See EXISTENCE and Eternity OF GOD
Eternity - Most people find it difficult to imagine Eternity. God alone understands Eternity fully, because he alone is eternal (1 Timothy 1:17). Even the words they use to speak of Eternity come from a world governed by time. ...
The meanings of words...
When the Bible writers referred to Eternity, they usually used the word for ‘age’. ...
From a human standpoint, Eternity is the age to come, in contrast to the present age (Mark 10:30; Ephesians 1:21). Likewise Eternity is not time stretched out for ever, but is something of an entirely different order. The room represents Eternity (assuming now that its floor, ceiling and walls are removed and it extends endlessly in all directions). Eternity), a person can see the whole rod (i. God, from the viewpoint of Eternity, sees the whole of time as eternally present before him. )...
It is therefore inadequate to think of God’s Eternity solely as everlasting existence
Aureole of the Saints - According to Thomas Aquinas, the three aureoles are particular rewards added to the essential happiness of Eternity, three special points of resemblance to Christ: victory over the flesh in virginity, victory over the world
Cluster - ...
Revelation 14:18 (b) It seems as though sinners are grouped together for punishment throughout Eternity. The contrast to this may be seen in Malachi 3:17 in which GOD's people as jewels are placed together in Eternity in beautiful arrangement for GOD's pleasure
Beatitude - Imports the highest degree of happiness human nature can arrive to, the fruition of God in a future life to all Eternity
Reprobation - The act of abandoning, or state of being abandoned, to eternal destruction, and is applied to that decree or resolve which God has taken from all Eternity to punish sinners who shall die in impenitence; in which sense it is opposed to election
Aeon - ) An immeasurable or infinite space of time; Eternity; a long space of time; an age
Eternal - ETERNAL, Eternity...
The Scripture sense of these terms, in reference to the persons of the GODHEAD, and the events connected with them, are in the strictest sense of the word, for ever and ever. Very solemn, and yet very blessed, and full of the highest consolation, are those views of the Eternity of JEHOVAH and his purposes in salvation. How infinitely sublime are those Scriptures! "Thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth Eternity, whose name is Holy. " (Deuteronomy 33:27) And JEHOVAH, in a threefold character of persons, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, is thus described in the Eternity of his nature and essence, so Christ the Mediator, by virtue of the union of the manhood with the GODHEAD, is declared by JEHOVAH to be eternal
Alpha - Hence Alpha and Omega is a title which Christ appropriates to himself, Revelation 1:8 ; Revelation 21:6 ; Revelation 22:13 ; as signifying the beginning and the end, the first and the last, and thus properly denoting his perfection and Eternity
Enerlasting - ) Eternal duration, past of future; Eternity
Inhabit - ...
Thus saith the high and lofty One, that inhabiteth Eternity--Isaiah 57 ...
INHAB'IT, To dwell to live to abide
Wisdom - That is by covenant engagement in the ancient settlements of Eternity
Foreknow, Foreknowledge - He inhabits Eternity (Isaiah 57:15)
Aristotelians - They believed in the Eternity of the world, and represented the Deity as somewhat similar to a principle of power giving motion to a machine; and as happy in the contemplation of himself, but regardless of human affairs
Ancient of Days - A title of God used by Daniel, alluding to His Eternity
Fatalism - How this influence is worked out by God who knows all things from Eternity is something apparently unexplainable in Christianity
Alpha - And, as Omega is the last Greek letter, our Lord calls himself Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, implying his divine Eternity
Emerald - Exodus 39:11 (c) This green stone represents praise, worship and adoration which begins now and lasts throughout Eternity
Jerusalem - ...
Revelation 21:2 (a) A description of the place in which we shall live and dwell in happy fellowship with GOD and His Son through Eternity
Damnation - κρίσις, 'judgement,' associated with Eternity: judgement of hell,' Matthew 23:33 ; 'eternal judgement,' Mark 3:29 (where some Editors read 'guilty of eternal sin'); and 'resurrection of judgement
Ahura-Mazda - He is the opponent of Ahriman, the spirit of evil, both being sprung from Eternity, or, according to another version, Ahriman being the offspring of a moment of doubt on the part of Ormazd
Immortality - The wicked will likewise be resurrected to immortality but they will be cast into hell for Eternity
Alpha - A title or character of God and of Christ, which points to His Eternity as 'the beginning,' 'the first,' the I AM
Lofty - Thus saith the high and lofty One, that inhabiteth Eternity, whose name is Holy - Isaiah 57
Natural Knowledge - God knows this set of knowledge from all Eternity, before the creation of the universe
Prescience of God - Properly speaking, indeed, prescience follows that of predestination; for if we allow that God from all Eternity foresaw all things, he must thus have foreseen them in consequence of his permitting or fore-appointing them
Dumah - " Since there is no sound from Heaven, no voice from GOD, no expressions from Eternity except what we find in the Bible, the prophet was troubled about it
Compass - ...
Isaiah 50:11 (b) This is a description of those who have a false religion and false doctrines, and who think that these are a light to them for Eternity
Ocean - ) An immense expanse; any vast space or quantity without apparent limits; as, the boundless ocean of Eternity; an ocean of affairs
Eternity - Boetius defines Eternity as the perennial, interminable, perfect possession of life in its fullest totality, always without beginning and without end
Time - Thus we cannot say of the Deity that he exists in time, because Eternity, which he inhabits, is absolutely uniform, neither admitting limitation nor succession. ...
See Shower on Time and Eternity; Fox on Time; J
Perdition - Set into the context of Eternity, the Gospel writers used it to mean an everlasting state of death and judgment. Just as surely as salvation expresses the idea of eternal life, so perdition designates a hopeless Eternity of destruction
A - So our Lord says, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last;" thus declaring his Eternity and that he is the cause and end of all things, Revelation 1:8,11 21:6 22:13 Isaiah 44:6 48:12 Colossians 1:15-18
Bundle - They fellowshipped together on earth in their sins - now they are bound for punishment in Eternity
Jehovah - It implies every perfection of the divine nature, in the Eternity, immensity, sovereignty, omnipotency, invisibility, etc
Generation - But while this is held forth to us in this view as a point most fully to be believed, God the Holy Ghost hath in no one passage, as far as I can recollect, pointed out to the church the mode of existence, or explained how the Son of God is the Son, and the Father is the Father, in the Eternity of their essence and nature. ...
But while this doctrine of the Eternity of the Son of God in common with the Father, is held faith to us in the Scripture as a most certain truth, though unexplained, because our faculties are not competent to the explanation of it, the Holy Ghost hath been very explicit in teaching the church how to understand the phrases in his sacred word, where the Son of God, when standing up as the Mediator and Head of his church before all worlds, is called the "first begotten Son, and the only begotten of the Father," full of grace and truth. But when he who lay in the bosom of the Father came forth in our nature, and revealed him as the Father and himself as the Son, equal in the Eternity of their nature as God; then the glorious truth was explained. Then was it understood, that the Father, as Father, and the Son, as Son, were from all Eternity the same; their existence the same, their nature the same; the Father not being Father but in the same instant as the Son the Son; for the very name of the one in the relationship implies the other, and the Eternity of the one including the Eternity of the other also
Giovanni Bona - Besides writing many ascetical works of which the most popular is "A Guide to Eternity" (1658; English translation, 1900), he is famous as the author of "De Rebus Liturgicis" (1671), a veritable liturgical encyclopedia, treating all subjects concerning the Mass such as rites, churches, vestments
Emblem - ) A visible sign of an idea; an object, or the figure of an object, symbolizing and suggesting another object, or an idea, by natural aptness or by association; a figurative representation; a typical designation; a symbol; as, a balance is an emblem of justice; a scepter, the emblem of sovereignty or power; a circle, the emblem of Eternity
Everlasting - Eternity eternal duration, past and future
Death - " (Ephesians 2:1) And eternal death implies the everlasting separation both of soul and body from God to all Eternity
Alpha - Jesus is, indeed, the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the Author and Finisher of salvation, It should seem that the Lord intended by this name, and adding to it Omega also, to imply the comprehensiveness of his nature, and being, both the first and the last, to intimate his Eternity
Alpha - With Omega, the last letter, it is used in the Old Testament and in the New to express the Eternity of God, as including both the beginning and the end
Spark - ...
Isaiah 50:11 (b) Sparks and the fire are types of the human reasonings, conclusions and theories which men use to light their path on the way to Eternity
Sparrow - He had been with angels, archangels, seraphim, cherubim, and with GOD His Father throughout Eternity
Immortal - That which will endure to all Eternity, as having in itself no principle of alteration or corruption
Eternal Life, Eternality, Everlasting Life - ...
Some deny awareness of a personally significant Eternity in most Old Testament Scripture and history. ...
The Old Testament does not seem to conceive of Eternity in purely abstract terms, as a static state of timelessness. The Greek word aion [1] (age, era, lengthy time, Eternity) in the Septuagint and New Testament corresponds to the Hebrew Old Testament's olam [2] (a long time, Eternity); neither word as used in Scripture answers to the notion of "eternity" that shows up in the ancient philosophies of Plato and Aristotle. For Plato, Eternity is a timeless and transcendent state totally outside the dimension of time. For Aristotle, as for Thomas Aquinas who followed him at this point, Eternity "becomes known from two characteristics: first, from the fact that whatever is in Eternity is interminable, that is, lacking beginning and end ; second, from the fact that Eternity itself lacks successiveness, existing entirely at once [3]" (Aquinas, Summa, I, 10,1). ...
In this view Eternity is a motionless, changeless state, remote and qualitatively distinct from time. Time and Eternity are antithetical, and Eternity is accessible to human thought only by logical speculation that views God not as the personal, living, historically self-revealing being described in Scripture but as the inscrutable "unmoved first mover" of Aristotelian reasoning. This understanding has had great influence on Western theology and on the way many Christians even today understand "eternity" and "eternal life" when they encounter them in the Bible. ...
The Old Testament, like the New, resists this time-eternity dualism. And Eternity, while it lies chronologically beyond temporal life in the here and now, is not in all respects qualitatively remote and aloof from it. We may thus look to biblical revelation as descriptive of God's presence in and intent for both the present world order and the coming one; we need not turn from Scripture to atemporal philosophical idealism for normative insight into the nature of Eternity and its relation to present time. ...
The Old Testament, then, encourages us to define Eternity in terms of the duration of the revealed God's dealings with his people in times past, now, and always. This past state of affairs will continue for Eternity, so long as God who lives and loves endures. To define Eternity more closely, the Bible would seem to call for laying hold of personal relationship with God. " While such bleak pronouncements seem hard for some to square with the idea of a loving God, there is no linguistically convincing or theologically satisfactory way to avoid the conclusion that just as joy in the Lord's presence will endure for all time—for Eternityso will the experience of his hot displeasure. Unlocking the mysteries of Eternity begins with careful attention and trusting response to the precepts and commands of the "righteous judge" (Psalm 7:11 ). Eternitywith the assurance of vindication before the eternal judgerightly shaped Paul's present. ...
If ethical focus is one corollary of a biblical theology of Eternity, another is worship. Eternity is the basis for doxology
Semi-Arians - The Semi-arianism of the moderns consists in their maintaining that the Son was, from all Eternity, begotten by the will of the Father; contrary to the doctrine of those who teach that the eternal generation is necessary
Familiar - These folk claimed to be able to reach out into Eternity and call for the appearance of anyone they desired
Ages - ...
Ephesians 2:7 (b) Reference is made here to the various periods of time which succeed each other in the course of history clear up into Eternity
Righteousness - As a result, we will spend Eternity in the presence of the holy, pure, loving, kind, gentle, and righteous God who is our righteousness
Lucianists - They taught, that the Father had been a Father always, and that he had the name even before he begot the Son, as having in him the power and faculty of generation; and in this manner they accounted for the Eternity of the Son
God - God is God from all Eternity (Psalms 90:2)
Integrity - Such a character can look forward to Eternity without dismay
Euthanasia - The time preceding death is extremely precious as a preparation for Eternity, and moreover, the unlimited use of anesthetics is equivalent to the shortening of life
Eternity - ETERNITY. —There is no word either in OT Hebrew or in NT Greek corresponding to the abstract idea of Eternity. ...
In Isaiah 57:15 both Authorized Version and Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 have the phrase ‘the high and lofty One that inhabiteth Eternity. In Ecclesiastes 3:11, a very difficult passage, (Revised Version margin) gives as an alternative rendering of הָעֹלָם ‘eternity. ...
The idea of Eternity, like the idea of immortality, was probably beyond the range of early Jewish thought. In the Book of Enoch, however, ‘Time’ is followed by ‘Eternity’ in the עוֹלָם הַכָא. —The subject is practically part of the larger topic Eschatology, and all books dealing with this latter subject refer more or less to Eternity
Bed - "...
Isaiah 28:20 (b) Here is a type of man-made religious programs and humanly devised schemes of salvation on which men rest their souls for Eternity. ...
Isaiah 57:2 (a) The prophet is telling us that GOD's people who are the righteous ones will enter into perfect rest and peace throughout Eternity
Kingdom of Christ - Every thing in grace here, and glory to all Eternity, are his to bestow upon his people. " So that to speak of this kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ in a comprehensive manner, he hath universal, unceasing, unchanging, and everlasting supremacy, in the kingdom of grace here, and glory to all Eternity
Hell - Even the heathens had their tartara; and the Mahometans, we find, believe the Eternity of rewards and punishments; it is not, therefore, a sentiment peculiar to Christianity. But in answer to this it is alleged, that the same word is used, and that sometimes in the very same place, to express the Eternity of the happiness of the righteous, and the Eternity of the misery of the wicked; and that there is no reason to believe that the words express two such different idea, as standing in the same connection. A late popular writer has observed, that in the 35th sermon of Tillotson, every thing is said upon the Eternity of hell torments that can be known with any certainty
Hell - Even the heathens had their tartara; and the Mahometans, we find, believe the Eternity of rewards and punishments; it is not, therefore, a sentiment peculiar to Christianity. But in answer to this it is alleged, that the same word is used, and that sometimes in the very same place, to express the Eternity of the happiness of the righteous, and the Eternity of the misery of the wicked; and that there is no reason to believe that the words express two such different idea, as standing in the same connection. A late popular writer has observed, that in the 35th sermon of Tillotson, every thing is said upon the Eternity of hell torments that can be known with any certainty
Cause - All things created are actualities of exemplary ideas formulated in the Divine intellect from Eternity
Eternal Things And Fleeting - Yet, despite all our instinctive judgments may suggest to the contrary, nothing earthly can ever be lasting, nothing in time can be worth considering compared with Eternity
Eat - ...
James 5:3 (b) The thought probably is in this passage that those who spend their time seeking to get rich and avoid or evade the Word of GOD and the Saviour of GOD will throughout Eternity suffer the anguish with which their memory will plague them
Jordan - The argument evidently is that if in this life the people of this world are wearied with the realities of Eternity, what would be their condition if they were transported across the river into Heaven, where there are none of the things that attract the unsaved
Counsellor - " (Colossians 2:3) In conjunction with the Father and the Holy Ghost, he was in the council of peace before all worlds, when the whole scheme of redemption was formed, and when it was determined upon, to be brought forth in time, and in its blessings to reach to all Eternity
Onan - Who shall say the numbers which since his days have fallen into it? And who shall calculate the army which by Onanism have hastened the termination of a life of sin, and hurried themselves into Eternity! Into how many streams of evil, diffusing themselves into all the parts of our poor fallen nature, hath that one deadly poison the old serpent put into Adam manifested itself through all our passions! Blessed Lord Jesus! what, but for thy gracious recovery of our nature, could have saved the wretched race of Adam from the wrath to come
Ring - From its shape,having neither beginning nor ending, it is regarded as an emblemof Eternity, constancy, and integrity
Calvinism - A system of religion, introduced by John Calvin, the French reformer, in opposition to Catholic teaching, the distinctive doctrines of which, in addition to his Presbyterian idea of the church, are as follows: ...
Man, as a result of Adam's fall, has no freedom of will, but is an absolute slave of God;
God has predestined each one of us, some to hell, and some to heaven from Eternity absolutely independently of our own efforts;
the elect cannot be lost
Number (And Forms) - If we do so, we will certainly endeavor to make every day count for Eternity
Light - Coming up from all Eternity in the councils of peace, for the salvation of his people, he is the everlasting light and glory of his people
Slide - He permits them to prosper for a while, and then in a moment they are cut off and sent into Eternity
Jewel - These gems represent people which have been taken by the Lord, worked upon by Him, and prepared to bring joy to His heart throughout Eternity. In Heaven GOD puts together for Eternity those Christians who seem best suited to each other, whose nature makes them beautiful together, and probably they were those who lived and served together on the earth
Covenant - And as the glorious person by whom the whole conditions of the covenant on the part of man was to be performed, had now, according to the original settlements made in Eternity, been manifested, and agreeably to the very period proposed, "in [1] the fulness of time, appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself," it was, therefore, called Covenant, in his blood. But the whole purport, plan, design and grace, originating as it did in the purposes of JEHOVAH from all Eternity, had all the properties in it of an everlasting covenant; and Christ always, and from all Eternity, "was considered the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world
Death: of a Believer - Lyford being desired, a little before his death, to let his friends know in what condition his soul was, and what his thoughts were about that Eternity to which he seemed very near, he answered with a cheerfulness suitable to a believer and a minister, 'I will let you know how it is with me;' and then, stretching out a hand that was withered and consumed with age and sickness: 'Here is,' said he 'the grave, the wrath of God, and devouring flames, the just punishment of sin, on the one side; and here am I, a poor sinful soul, on the other side; but this is my comfort, the covenant of grace which is established on so many sure promises, has saved me from all
Quietism - In his view, desire on man's part to do anything active is an offense against God; the soul, by annihilating itself, returns to its source, the essence of God, and becomes divinized; it need not concern itself about its virtues, death or Eternity, heaven or hell
Man: Natural State of - I too might have said: Where are his ears?'...
Man, until sovereign grace opens his ears, is deaf to the heavenly harmonies of the love of God in Christ Jesus, although these are the ravishment of angels and the wonder of Eternity
Barn - Proverbs 3:10 (b) These barns represent the blessings that accumulate to GOD's people both for time and for Eternity if they walk with GOD and give to Him all that He should have
Idea - ) A fiction object or picture created by the imagination; the same when proposed as a pattern to be copied, or a standard to be reached; one of the archetypes or patterns of created things, conceived by the Platonists to have excited objectively from Eternity in the mind of the Deity
Epicureans - They were materialists, and virtually atheists-believing that the atoms of nature existed from Eternity, and that from their incidental union all things are formed, both visible and invisible
Trinity, the Holy - And in the unity of this Godhead therebe three Persons, of one substance, power and Eternity: the Father,the Son, and the Holy Ghost
God - ; and incommunicable, which cannot be so imparted: independence, immutability, immensity, and Eternity. They are by some also divided into natural attributes, Eternity, immensity, etc
Eternity of God - From his purposes, which are also said to be from Eternity, Isaiah 25:1 . If his duration were successive, or proceeded by moments, days, and years, then there must have been some first moment, day, and year, when he began to exist, which is incompatible with the idea of his Eternity; and, besides, one day would be but one day with him, and not a thousand, contrary to the express language of Scripture, 2 Peter 3:8
Habitation - It is actually the story of the life of the Lord JESUS who lived in the presence of GOD from a past Eternity, and walked with His Father during His sojourn on earth. Those who live with and for the unrighteous on the earth may expect to spend Eternity with them in hell
Sin (2) - ) The Greek aionios represents the Hebrew olam and ad ; olam , "hidden", "unlimited duration"; ad , applied to God's "eternity" and "the future duration" of the good and destruction of the wicked (Psalms 9:5; Psalms 83:17; Psalms 92:7). That the Eternity of punishment involves the Eternity of sin
Earring - The Holy Spirit gives us samples of joy, peace, rest, zeal, vision and divine understanding, so that we too may be drawn to that unseen Lord with whom we shall spend Eternity
Attributes of God - The communicable ones are those of which there is some resemblance in men; as goodness, holiness, wisdom, &c: the incommunicable ones are such as there is no appearance or shadow of in men; as independence, immutability, immensity, and Eternity
Ensign - So hath he been in JEHOVAH'S view, from all Eternity
Ever, Everlasting - ‛Ôlâm (עֹלָם, Strong's #5769), “eternity; remotest time; perpetuity. First, in a few passages the word means “eternity” in the sense of not being limited to the present. 46:9); or (2) “from Eternity, from the pre-creation, till now”: “Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old [2]” ( Destruction - 9, 15) defines αἰών as the limit (τὸ τέλος) either of a man’s epoch or the limit of all things (eternity). The word does not in itself denote Eternity, but it lends itself readily to that idea. The context in 2 Thessalonians 1:9 makes the notion of finality or Eternity necessary (Milligan, Thess
Eternity - The ideas of Eternity and self-existence are so closely connected, that because something must of necessity be eternal, independently and without any outward cause of its being therefore it must necessarily be self-existent; and because it is impossible but something must be self-existent, therefore it is necessary that it must likewise be eternal. As he fills all space with his immensity, he fills all duration with his Eternity; and with him Eternity is nunc stans, a permanent now, incapable of the relations of past, present, and future. "Filling duration with his Eternity," is a phrase without any meaning: for how can any man conceive a permanent instant, which coexists with a perpetually flowing duration? One might as well apprehend a mathematical point co-extended with a line, a surface, and all dimensions. But we are told that the Eternity of God is a fixed eternal now, from which all ideas of succession, of past and future, are to be excluded; and we are called upon to conceive of eternal duration without reference to past or future, and to the exclusion of the idea of that flow under which we conceive of time. This, it is true, is as much a definition of the moon, as of infinity of duration; but it is valuable, as it shows that, in the view of this great man, though an advocate of the nunc stans, "the standing now," of Eternity: we must abandon the term duration, if we give up the only idea under which it can be conceived. If the duration of the divine Being admits not of past, present, and future, one of these two consequences must follow,—that no such attribute as that of Eternity belongs to him,—or that there is no power in the human mind to conceive of it. In either case, the Scriptures are greatly impugned; for "He who was, and is, and is to come," is a revelation of the Eternity of God, which is then in no sense true. The Hebrew word for Eternity is שלם
Holy Ghost - ...
His divinity is established (1) from the fact that the names of God are ascribed to him (Exodus 17:7 ; Psalm 95:7 ; Compare Hebrews 3:7-11 ); and (2) that divine attributes are also ascribed to him, omnipresence (Psalm 139:7 ; Ephesians 2:17,18 ; 1 Corinthians 12:13 ); omniscience (1 Corinthians 2:10,11 ); omnipotence (Luke 1:35 ; Romans 8:11 ); Eternity (Hebrews 9:4 )
Gospel - The everlasting Gospel, as it was designed from Eternity, is permanent in time, and the effects of it eternal, Revelation 14:6
Rainbow - Because of this we shall spend Eternity in adoring praise and worship
Mene - Doth not every day an hand-writing, even the solemn word of God, appear on the wall of every sinner's conscience? And are not the awful judgments threatened thereon fully executed? Who shall describe the trembling loins of sinners, and the paleness of soul, which seizeth them in the dying hour, on entering Eternity?...
Gomorrha - Blessed be our God, there is one in the Gomorrha of our world whose name is Wonderful, and for whose sake it stands to the present hour, and who will be the cause of his people's salvation to all Eternity!...
Word - He describes "The Word" as a personal and divine Being, self-existent, and coexistent from Eternity with the Father, yet distinguished from him as The Son, the creator of all created things, the source of all life and light to men, and in the fullness of time incarnate among men, John 1:13,14
Reverse - The performances to which God has annexed the promises of Eternity, are just the reverse of all the pursuits of sense
God - Ehjeh, I am, or I will be, denotes his self-existence, absolute independency, immutable Eternity, and all-sufficiency, to his people, Exodus 3:14 . Jehovah, which denotes his self- existence, absolute independence, unsuccessive Eternity, and his effectual and marvellous giving of being to his creatures, and fulfilling his promises
Rest - Nothing will there be to break the sabbath of Eternity
Kindness - It is God’s mercy and God’s love and God’s grace flowing through time and through Eternity, as broad as the race, as deep as man’s need, as long as man’s immortality
Ebenezer - " Even in the moment of writing do I find cause to set up the Ebenezer of the morning, "hitherto hath the Lord helped!" And, reader, what a sweet additional thought is it, in the full assurance of faith, to refresh the soul, that he who hath hitherto helped, and doth help, will help, through grace, in life, and in glory, to all Eternity
Angel - But still men, and not angels, united to their glorious Head as the members of his mystical body to all Eternity
Allelujah - So that in the prospect of this never-ending Eternity, we may now, by faith, mingle our Hallelujahs with theirs, until by sight we all surround together "the throne of God and the Lamb
Chosen of God - Concerning the person of the Lord Jesus Christ as chosen, and set apart from all Eternity, the glorious Head and Mediator of his people, these portions are some among the many
House - ...
Matthew 7:26 (a) Refers to the kind of life one builds for Eternity. If he builds on CHRIST, his life will stand the tests of time and Eternity
Surety - (Hebrews 7:22) By which we understand that in the antient settlement of Eternity, the Lord Jesus Christ stood up at the call of his Father, the covenant Head and Surety of his people, to answer both for their debt and their duty. So that when he had fulfilled all righteousness, and by his spotless sacrifice had done away all the penal effects of sin, his people were to all Eternity and purposes, righteous in his righteousness, and free from all sin in his blood
Wheat - He was cut down and was buried, but came forth from the tomb to produce a tremendous crop of believers for Eternity
People - They are given of the Father to the Son, and set apart in the counsel and purpose of God from all Eternity; they are the object of Jesus's love before all worlds; and they are brought; under the anointings of God the Holy Ghost, with pepeculiar marks of his love during the whole of their eventful pilgrimage-state, from the first dawnings of grace unto the fulness of glory
Foreknowledge - God is eternal, and his knowledge is not related to a sequence of events that he must experience in a world of time and space (Isaiah 57:15; Jeremiah 23:24; see Eternity; TIME)
Birds in Symbolism -
The phoenix, said to rise rejuvenated from its own ashes, is the type of resurrection and Eternity
Ant - We must prepare now in this life for death and Eternity
Infinity - His omnipotence and Eternity prove his infinity; for were he not infinite, he would be bounded by space and by time, which he is not
World to Come - The world to come will usher in Eternity
Symbolism, Birds in -
The phoenix, said to rise rejuvenated from its own ashes, is the type of resurrection and Eternity
Hours - A watch in the night seems but an instant to one who spends it in slumber, Psalm 90:4 ; equally short does the life of man appear in view of Eternity
Man - ...
The soul of man being immortal, he still exists after death, and it is revealed in scripture that his body will be raised, and he will either be in Eternity away from God in punishment for the sins he has committed; or, by the grace of God, be in an Eternity of happiness with the Lord Jesus through His atoning work on the cross
Decrees of God - " The decree being the act of an infinite, absolute, eternal, unchangeable, and sovereign Person, comprehending a plan including all his works of all kinds, great and small, from the beginning of creation to an unending Eternity; ends as well as means, causes as well as effects, conditions and instrumentalities as well as the events which depend upon them, must be incomprehensible by the finite intellect of man
Emblems - ...
THE CIRCLE is the ancient emblem of Eternity, being withoutbeginning or end; enclosing a triangle it means Three in One orthe Blessed Trinity; enclosing a cross it symbolizes Eternal Life
Incomprehensibility of God - In those perfections of the divine nature of which we have some idea, there are many things to us inexplicable, and with which, the more deeply and attentively we think of them, the more we find our thoughts swallowed up: such as his self-existence, Eternity, omnipresence, &c
Foundation - So that he, and he alone, in the purposes of JEHOVAH, gives certainty to all that is included in redemption, for grace here and glory to all Eternity
Without - Eternity, before the world and after, is without our reach
John, Gospel of Saint - Consisting of twenty-one chapters, it is written in chronological order and contains: prologue declaring the Eternity and Divinity of the Word made Flesh (1:1-18); manifestation of Christ's glory as Messias and Son of God in His public ministry (1:19 to 12:50); revelation of His glory to the Apostles on the night before His Passion (13-17); outer glorification of Jesus in His Passion and death (18,19); manifestation of His Glory as the Risen Lord (20,21)
Bow (Rainbow) - In Eternity, however, this fullness will be known and therefore the rainbow is seen in its completeness
Linen - By this picture GOD condemns the mixture of grace and works in the matter of making the robe to wear for Eternity
Gospel of Saint John - Consisting of twenty-one chapters, it is written in chronological order and contains: prologue declaring the Eternity and Divinity of the Word made Flesh (1:1-18); manifestation of Christ's glory as Messias and Son of God in His public ministry (1:19 to 12:50); revelation of His glory to the Apostles on the night before His Passion (13-17); outer glorification of Jesus in His Passion and death (18,19); manifestation of His Glory as the Risen Lord (20,21)
World, the - ...
Another word, αἰών, 'age, duration,' is applied both to the present age, the course of this world, and to age-enduring, or Eternity, Romans 12:2 ; Galatians 1:4 ; Ephesians 1:21 ; Ephesians 6:12
Age of Man - " This is remarkable as being, according to the heading "A prayer of Moses the man of God," for of Moses we read that he lived 120 years, and "his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated," Deuteronomy 34:7 ; but the Psalms were prophetic both for our, and future times, and Moses leads short-lived man to the Eternity of God
Banner - He is lifted up from everlasting, in the glories of his person, as the church's Husband from all Eternity
Adam - " Hence we infer, that though the first Adam was indeed the first man, as manifested openly; yet the second Adam, so called, even the Lord from heaven, had a pre-existence in secret, and stood up the Great Head of his body the church, in the counsels of the divine mind, the Wisdom man, from all Eternity
e'Lam - (eternity )
Generation, Eternal - The Father is said by some divines to have produced the Word, or Son, from all Eternity, by way of generation; on which occasion the word generation raises a peculiar idea: that procession which is really affected in the way of understanding is called generation, because, in virtue thereof, the Word becomes like to Him from whom he takes the original; or, as St. It is observed, that it is impossible that a nature properly divine should be begotten, since begetting, whatever idea is annexed to it, must signify some kind of production, derivation, and inferiority; consequently, that whatever is produced must have a beginning, and whatever had a beginning was not from Eternity, as Christ is said to be, Is
Maximus, an Ecclesiastical Writer - It must include the statement of the views of the speaker, who maintains matter to have existed from Eternity, destitute of qualities, and also the announcement of the presence of the third speaker, who afterwards takes up the controversy, on the hypothesis that matter had been from the first possessed of qualities. In Methodius, the defender of the Eternity of matter is apparently represented as a Valentinian, for his speeches are marked Val
Ephesians, Epistle to the - " In the first three chapters, this theme is presented under a three-fold aspect: ...
the union of all men in Christ is a plan of God, conceived with infinite love from all Eternity,
carried out in fact by the establishment of the Church, the Body of Christ, and
revealed to the Gentiles by the preaching of Paul
Ebed-Melech - Trust in God generates fearlessness of man and brings true safety for Eternity, and often even here (Jeremiah 39)
Age - Continuance is the prominent thought; so "the ages of ages," expressing continuous succession of vast cycles, stands for Eternity; e
Ascension of Christ - The ascension in its ultimate meaning shows God's unsurpassed power and made plain that Jesus is the supreme Power and Ruler of the universe for all Eternity (Ephesians 1:20-23 )
Epistle to the Ephesians - " In the first three chapters, this theme is presented under a three-fold aspect: ...
the union of all men in Christ is a plan of God, conceived with infinite love from all Eternity,
carried out in fact by the establishment of the Church, the Body of Christ, and
revealed to the Gentiles by the preaching of Paul
Burn - It has no reference whatever to the "annihilation of the wicked" in Eternity. ...
Matthew 3:12 (a) This refers to the literal fire of hell in which sinners must spend Eternity
Peace - There was a period in the annals of Eternity when God and man, in the person of the Glory-man, set up before all worlds, were in perfect amity and friendship. And there is another period to come when, from the reconciliation now made between God and man in the blood of the cross, this amity and friendship will continue uninterrupted and unbroken to all Eternity
Mormons - Brigham Young, 1852, published the doctrine of celestial marriage (marriage for Eternity as well as for time), including plural marriage; however, because of great discussion throughout the country various acts of Congress forbade plural marriages
Latter Day Saints - Brigham Young, 1852, published the doctrine of celestial marriage (marriage for Eternity as well as for time), including plural marriage; however, because of great discussion throughout the country various acts of Congress forbade plural marriages
Hope - The hope of the Christian is an expectation of all necessary good both in time and Eternity, founded on the promises, relations, and perfections of God, and on the offices, righteousness, and intercession of Christ
God - (Anglo-Saxon: god; ultimately from Sanskrit hu, to invoke, or hu, to sacrifice to) ...
There is nothing better on this subject than the following passage from Cardinal Newman's "Idea of a University," discourse III: ...
"I mean then by the Supreme Being, one who is simply self-dependent, and the only Being who is such; moreover, that He is without beginning or Eternal, and the only Eternal; that in consequence He has lived a whole Eternity by Himself; and hence that He is all-sufficient, sufficient for His own blessedness, and all-blessed, and ever-blessed
Foundation - ...
Psalm 11:3 (b) This is a type of the basic doctrines of the Christian faith on which the believer rests his soul for Eternity
Ever - Ever in composition signifies always or continually, without intermission, or to Eternity
Genealogies - ...
It is probable that in 1 Timothy 1:4 and Titus 3:9 reference is not made to Jewish genealogies, which could not be called 'endless,' nor were they fabulous; but that reference is made to the aeons of the Gnostics which reach back to Eternity, three of which were represented to be Christ, the Holy Spirit, and Jesus
Allegory - Think reader, if it be possible, how JEHOVAH'S mind hath been occupied from all Eternity, in bringing in, and revealing the Lord Jesus to his church and people
Keep, Oversee - ” Used throughout the history of the Hebrew language, this root is used in the noun sense in modern Hebrew to mean “eternity, perpetuity
Soul - Scripture informs us that the human soul will be judged after death, will be consigned to heaven or to hell, and on the Day of General Judgment renited with its body, the composite thenceforth to enjoy the Beatific Vision or to suffer the torments of the damned, for Eternity
Universalists - They add, that the words rendered "eternal," "everlasting," "for ever," and "for ever and ever," in the Scriptures, are frequently used to express the duration of things that have ended or must end; and if it is contended that these words are sometimes used to express proper Eternity, they answer, that then the subject with which the words are connected must determine the sense of them; and as there is nothing in the nature of future punishment which can be offered as a reason why it should be endless, they infer that the above words ought always to be taken in a limited sense when connected with the infliction of misery. ...
Those who deny the Eternity of future punishments have not formed themselves into any separate body or distinct society; but are to be found in most Christian countries, and among several denominations
Alexander the Coppersmith - " And nothing but the nearness of Eternity and the nothingness of time, and the still more nothingness of either the praise or the blame of such men as Alexander; nothing but the constant presence of such things as these could support Paul and could keep his heart quiet and sweet under the malice and maltreatment of such a wicked man as the coppersmith. The face of Eternity and the nearness of Eternity will do it. The face of Eternity and the nearness of Eternity, and the face and the nearness of the Lord of Eternity, that will do it
God - If, therefore, we know there is some real Being, it is an evident demonstration, that from Eternity there has been something; since what was not from Eternity had a beginning; and what had a beginning must be produced by something else. There was a time, then, when there was no knowing Being, or else there has been a knowing Being from Eternity. It being then unavoidable for all rational creatures to conclude that something has existed from Eternity, let us next see what kind of thing that must be. The motion at has must also be from Eternity, or else added to matter by some other being, more powerful than matter. If, therefore, it be evident that something, must necessarily exist from Eternity, it is also evident that that something must necessarily be a cogitative Being. He is יהוה , JEHOVAH, self-existing; אל , EL, strong, powerful; אהיה , EHIEH, I am, I will be, self- existence, independency, all-sufficiency, immutability, Eternity; שדי , SHADDAI, almighty, all-sufficient; אדן , ADON, Supporter, Lord, Judge. By this were manifested—his Eternity and self- existence, as he who creates must be before all creatures, and he who gives being to others can himself derive it from none:—his almighty power, shown both in the act of creation and in the number and vastness of the objects so produced:—his wisdom, in their arrangement, and in their fitness to their respective ends:—and his goodness, as the whole tended to the happiness of sentient beings. Barrow, "we mean a Being of infinite wisdom, goodness, and power, the Creator and the Governor of all things, to whom the great attributes of Eternity and independency, omniscience and immensity, perfect holiness and purity, perfect justice and veracity, complete happiness, glorious majesty, and supreme right of dominion belong; and to whom the highest veneration, and most profound submission and obedience are due. It includes necessity of being, independency, perfect unity, simplicity, immensity, Eternity, immortality; the most perfect life, knowledge, wisdom, integrity, power, glory, bliss, and all these in the highest degree. From such true dominion it follows, that the true God is living, intelligent, and powerful; and from his other perfections, that he is supreme, or supremely perfect; he is eternal and infinite; omnipotent and omniscient; that is, he endures from Eternity to Eternity; and is present from infinity to infinity. He governs all things that exist, and knows all things that are to be known; he is not Eternity or infinity, but eternal and infinite; he is not duration or space, but he endures and is present; he endures always, and is present every where; he is omnipresent, not only virtually, but also substantially; for power without substance cannot subsist
Zabii - They maintained the doctrine of the Eternity of the world. "All the Zabii," says Maimonides, "believe in the Eternity of the world; for, according to them, the heavens are God. " Holding the Eternity of the world, they easily became Pre-Adamites, affirming that Adam was not the first man
Uzal - In Arabic azal means ‘eternity
Bow - The complete circle typifies God's perfection and Eternity, not broken into a half, as the earthly rainbow
Hind - So was our Jesus first in the morning councils of Eternity, when, at the call of God, he stood forth the Surety for all his people
Age, - Eternity, in reference to the glory of God, to the blessing of the saved, and to the punishment of the wicked, is again and again called the 'age of ages,' often translated 'for ever and ever:' all being consummated in the eternal state
Hell - One of the most common objections offered to belief in the Eternity of hell is that it is repugnant to Divine goodness
Christ - ...
When we consider the relation of Christ's person, as God and man, to his official work as our Prophet, Priest, and King, and to his states of humiliation and glory; when we consider how God is in and with him-how all the perfections of God are displayed, and all the truths of God exemplified in him; when we consider his various relations to the purposes, covenants, word, and ordinances of God, and to the privileges, duties, and services of saints, in time and to Eternity, we have a delightful view of him as ALL and IN ALL, Colossians 3:11
Bind - ...
Matthew 13:30 (b) It seems that in Eternity GOD will cause sinners of every kind to suffer together in groups. They plan their sins together on the earth, ignoring GOD, and denying His claims, so GOD makes them suffer together in Eternity
Manichaeans - As to the hyle, or the devil, though they dared not to consider him as the creature of God, neither did they believe in his Eternity; for they contended, from the Greek text of John 8:44 , that he had a father. But they admitted the Eternity of matter, which they called darkness; and supposed hyle to be the result of some wonderful and unaccountable commotion in the kingdom of darkness, which idea seems to be borrowed from the Mosaic chaos
Example - That the effects of their example may be incalculable on society to the end of time, and perhaps in Eternity; for who can tell what may be the consequence of one sin, on a family, a nation, or posterity?...
Honour - It is productive of higher felicity, and will be commensurate with Eternity itself; while that honour, so called, which arises from any other principle, will resemble the feeble and twinkling flame of a taper, which is often clouded by the smoke it sends forth, but is always wasting, and soon dies totally away
Will of God - For that which he has from all Eternity determined, which is unchangeable, and must certainly come to pass; this is called his secret will
Loins - ...
1 Peter 1:13 (a) It is quite evident from this figure that the Lord is referring to our powers to think, analyze and consider by our mental processes the things of time and Eternity
Dark (Darkness) - " The soul who turns his back on GOD and rejects JESUS CHRIST who is the light of life enters Eternity with no light and shall remain in utter darkness and outer darkness forever
Messenger - So that Jesus appears most lovely and engaging as JEHOVAH'S covenant in the full, and as the Surety of it, the Messenger of it, the Fulfiller of it, and the Administrator of it, both in time and to all Eternity
Stoics - Their distinguishing tenets were, that God is underived, incorruptible, and eternal; possessed of infinite wisdom and goodness: the efficient cause of all the qualities and forms of things; and the constant preserver and governor of the world: That matter, in its original elements, is also underived and eternal; and is by the powerful energy of the Deity impressed with motion and form: That though God and matter subsisted from Eternity, the present regular frame of nature had a beginning originating in the gross and dark chaos, and will terminate in a universal conflagration, that will reduce the world to its pristine state: That at this period all material forms will be lost in one chaotic mass; and all animated nature be reunited to the Deity: That from this chaotic state, however, the world will again emerge by the energy of the efficient principle; and gods, and men, and all forms of regulated nature be renewed and dissolved, in endless succession: And that after the revolution of the great year all things will be restored, and the race of men will return to life
Pre-Existence - The most remarkable of these are the titles ‘Mighty God’ and ‘Father of Eternity’ in Isaiah 9:6; the statement of Micah 5:2, that the Ruler who is to come forth from Bethlehem will be one ‘whose goings forth are from of old, from ancient days. ’ With this passage should be compared the opening of the Epistle to the Hebrews, where not only similar descriptions are given of the nature of Christ, but the words of Psalms 102, contrasting the Eternity of the Creator with the transitoriness of creation, are boldly and without any explanation applied directly to Christ (cf
Call, Called, Calling - ’ They are ‘called according to his purpose’ (Romans 8:28)-God’s electing purpose from all Eternity: ‘for whom he foreknew, he also foreordained to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the first-born among many brethren: and whom he foreordained, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified; and whom he justified, them he also glorified. Paul are ‘the elect’ from all Eternity, and their ‘calling’ through the gospel and the means of grace is the realization in time of God’s purpose with them from Eternity: ‘that he might make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy which he afore prepared unto glory, even us whom he also called not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles’ (Romans 9:24)
Time, Meaning of - ...
Both the Old and New Testaments speak of God as everlasting, but they do not participate in the abstract, philosophical notion that He lives in an Eternity of splendid isolation. To the people of the Bible—Israelites and Jewish...
Christians living out of the Hebraic heritage—it would have been impossible to even think of Eternity as a timelessness before and after time. The Hebrew words that are translated “eternal” and “eternity,” along with the New Testament Greek equivalents, conceive only of endlessness or perpetuity, that is the absence of the temporal conditionedness marking every finite creature. This is the true meaning of Eternity. Psalm 90:1 , which measures mankind's brief life (Psalm 90:9-10 ) against God's Eternity (Psalm 90:2 ,Psalms 90:2,90:4 ), prays that God will do two things: (1) “teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart” (Psalm 90:12 NRSV) and (2) “make us glad as many days as you have afflicted us, and as many years as we have seen evil” ( Psalm 90:15 NRSV)
Union to Christ - As virtual, or that which was formed from all Eternity, Ephesians 1:4
Doors - ...
Job 38:17 (a) The departure out of this life into Eternity is described as though the soul were passing through a door
Star - They receive this wonderful position of honor in Eternity
World - " 2 Corinthians 4:4 Aion is also put for endless duration, Eternity, 1 Timothy 6:16, to signify the material world as created by the deity, Hebrews 11:3; also the world to come, the kingdom of the Messiah
Perfect - The divine gift of perfection will be fully realized only in Eternity (Philippians 3:10-14 ; 1 John 3:2 )
Origen - He has been accused of admitting only an allegorical interpretation of Scripture too freely, of Subordinationism, of teaching the Eternity of creation, a necessary connection between created spirits and matters, and the final universality of redemption
Decree - The Greek word which it most nearly represents is πρόθεσις, which describes the purpose of God in Eternity for the salvation of men
Antinomians - For instance; when they have asserted justification to be eternal, without distinguishing between the secret determination of God in Eternity, and the execution of it in time; when they have spoken lightly of good works, or asserted that believers have nothing to do with the law of God, without fully explaining what they mean: when they assert that God is not angry with his people for their sins, nor in any sense punishes them for them, without distinguishing between fatherly corrections and vindictive punishment: these things, whatever be the private sentiments of those who advance them, have a tendency to injure the minds of many
Sin - Its guilt and evil are to be measured by the holiness, justice, and goodness of the law it violates, the Eternity of the misery it causes, and the greatness of the Sacrifice necessary to expiate it
Covenant - They also use the phrase, "covenant of grace or redemption," to denote the arrangement made in the counsels of Eternity, in virtue of which the Father forgives and saves sinful men redeemed by the death of the Son
Decree - The Greek word which it most nearly represents is πρόθεσις, which describes the purpose of God in Eternity for the salvation of men
Son of Man - The Son of God in Eternity became the Son of man in time, whose manhood shall be glorified with His Godhead to Eternity
Rapes - For one hour of pleasure men will barter Heaven and insure to themselves an Eternity in hell
Head - All the persons of the GODHEAD engaged in this plan of grace, and set the wheels agoing from all Eternity; and hence God the Father is called the God and Father"of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family, in heaven and earth, is named
Jeremiah - And who that reads this account of the servant, but must be struck with full conviction of what is said of his Master, called from the womb of Eternity, and set up from everlasting to be JEHOVAH'S servant, to bring Jacob again to him
Eschatology - The ‘new heavens and new earth’ will be a new order of existence where God is supreme and all people find their full satisfaction in him (1 Corinthians 15:28; Revelation 21:1-4; Revelation 22:1-6; see Eternity; LIFE)
Hell - The phrase "forever and ever " (eis tous aionas aioonoon ) occurs 20 times in New Testament: 16 times of God, once of the saints' future blessedness, the three remaining of the punishment of the wicked and of the evil one: is it likely it is used 17 times of absolute Eternity, yet three times of limited Eternity?...
The term for "everlasting" (aidiois ) in Judges 1:6, "the angels who kept not their first estate He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day," is from a word meaning absolutely "always" (aei )
John Newman, Venerable - , his "Dream of Gerontius," he ranks next to Dante in expressing the Catholic penetration of Eternity
Newman, John Henry, Venerable - , his "Dream of Gerontius," he ranks next to Dante in expressing the Catholic penetration of Eternity
Lamb - He is called "the Lamb" in order to keep this truth constantly before the hearts and minds of saved and unsaved in Eternity
Self-Love - ...
Self-love, as distinguished from selfishness, always comprehends the whole of a man's existence; and, in that extended sense of the phrase, every man is a self-lover; for, with Eternity in his view, it is surely not possible for the most disinterested of the human race not to prefer himself to all other men, if their future and everlasting interests could come into competition
Time - This means that his view of time is different from that of human beings (Isaiah 57:15; 1 Timothy 1:17; 1 Timothy 6:16; 2 Peter 3:8; see Eternity)
Trinity - God has always been a trinity from all Eternity: "From everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God" (Psalms 90:2)
Build up - From the passage it seems clear that even saved people can spend their lives building in areas that do not count for Eternity
Saints - The high and Holy One who inhabiteth Eternity, strictly and properly speaking, is the only Holy One
Ecclesiasticus - It embodies clear statements on the nature of God and His attributes, life, Eternity, greatness, mercy (43,29-37)
Mount Zion - And considered as the church of Jesus, it is indeed a monument of grace here, and glory hereafter, raised up to all Eternity! Here David built his city of David, a type of the city of God in Christ
Only Begotten - This necessitates Eternity, absolute being; in this respect He is not 'after' the Father" (Moule)
Time - ...
Time and Eternity. Nor does it specify the relation between time and Eternity either as unending time or timelessness. ...
But how God and humanity relate to time may parallel how time differs from Eternity
Begotten - Had this begetting referred to the eternal generation of the Son of God as God, how could it be called this day? Eternity is never spoken of as a day in Scripture. " (Hebrews 13:8) And hence, when describing also the eternal and everlasting nature and essence of him, the high and holy One, who inhabiteth Eternity, the Holy Ghost saith, "from everlasting to everlasting thou art God. If there had been a period in Eternity when the Son of God was not in that same period the Father would not have been the Father; for both, in the very nature of things, in the constitution of each character, have been equally existing together
Predestination - ‘Foreordain’ in the passages referred to above, and also in Acts 4:28 (AV_ ‘determined before’), 1 Corinthians 2:7 (AV_ ‘ordained’), renders προορίζειν, the tense employed in these six instances being the aorist, as befitted a purpose of the Divine mind from Eternity. -Election and predestination belong to the purpose of grace cherished in the Divine mind from all Eternity; and as far as salvation is concerned they are the expression of the entire dependence of sinful man upon the grace of God from the beginning to the end. Whilst not Himself the author of sin, He not only suffers the evil designs and wicked purposes of men, but uses them (and by using them shows that He purposed to use them from all Eternity) for ends of His own, even the loftiest and holiest of which men can form any conception. That God has foreordained particular persons from all Eternity to salvation and eternal life, that He has provided for them the means to that salvation in the work of Christ and the gracious ministry of the Holy Spirit, and that He bestows upon them grace to persevere to the end, is especially the teaching of St. ‘All that which the Father giveth me shall come unto me’ is, as the older divines would have put it, an article in the Covenant of Redemption between the Father and the Son in the counsels of Eternity; ‘and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out’ is an article in the Covenant of Grace wherein the offer of a free and a full salvation is made to all (John 6:37)
Selfishness - Even the gaining of the whole world by the natural self is worthless if it entails spiritual loss; for to lose the true self is to have but the life of time, is to miss that of Eternity (cf. It is in the light of Eternity that man must view the world
Servant - This doctrine, if it were capable of being opened and explained if all the multiform instances of it, would unfold such a display of wisdom, and of glory, as would call up the everlasting and increasing admiration, love, and praise, of all the intelligent creatures of God to all Eternity. (See John 17:3)...
And now reader, if the Lord, the Holy Ghost, whose office it is to take of the things of Jesus, and to shew to the people, hath graciously shewn Christ to you in this lovely and endearing character; what a sweetness must your soul find, as often as you hear God the Father calling upon you in that sweet Scripture, to behold his Servant, your Surety, whom JEHOVAH upholds, and in whom his soul delighteth! And how blessed must you be to behold your Lord Jesus as JEHOVAH'S Servant and your Surety, entering, as the Scriptures have set him forth, the service of his Father, magnifying his holy law, and fulfilling all righteousness; yea, more than repairing all the breaches our sins had made, and purchasing for his redeemed a greater abundance of glory and happiness by his righteousness and blood shedding, than a whole Eternity will be able to recompence! Oh, what endless glories, even now by faith, break in upon the soul, while contemplating the Father's grace, and Jesus' love, in this great salvation! "Haste, haste my beloved, and until the day break, and the shadows flee away, be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether
Adoption - ...
The believer's adoption as a child of God was determined by God from Eternity: God "predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ" (Ephesians 1:5 )
Night - ...
Isaiah 21:12 (b) The night which is mentioned no doubt refers to the long night of Eternity which is called the "outer dark" in the New Testament
Propitiation - Jesus I my full, my glorious, my complete, and all-sufficient Saviour! be thou my daily object of unceasing delight, my mercy-seat, propitiation, high priest, altar, sacrifice, and sacrificer; yea, my all in all: I need no more in time, and to all Eternity! See Mercy-Seat
Deliverance - Jesus calls Himself the Good Shepherd, who will even give His life for the sheep (John 10:11); He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6), leading from earth and time to heaven and Eternity; He is the Light of the World (John 8:12), to bring all wanderers safely from darkness and danger to light and safety
Morning - " There is nothing of mixture or imperfection in what he is to them, in what he hath done for them, and what he will be to them, and with them in glory to all Eternity, His covenant is ordered in all things and sure; his salvation is an everlasting salvation
Beloved - How the divine persons love each other in the infinity and Eternity of their nature, none but themselves in their eternal nature can have any conceptions concerning
Creation - In either case the idea of the Eternity of matter is to be rejected, as contrary to sound reason and to the teachings of Scripture, Proverbs 8:22-31 John 1:1-3 Hebrews 11:3
Crown - In other words, God does not hand out literal crowns, but offers the acknowledged honor of the presence of this characteristic in the believer for Eternity
Swedenborgians - and, in opposition thereto, maintains that man is possessed of free will in spiritual things; that salvation is not attainable without repentance, that is, abstaining from evils, because they are sins against God, and living a life of charity and faith, according to the commandments; that man, immediately on his decease, rises again in a spiritual body, which was enclosed in his material body; and that in this spiritual body he lives as a man to Eternity, either in heaven or in hell, according to the quality of his past life
Holy Ghost - Eternity, Hebrews 9:14
Theophany - On the other hand, in the incarnate Christ His deity and humanity were joined, not for time alone, but for Eternity
Generation - It may refer both to past and future (Psalms 145:13), and is thus parallel to עולָם (see Eternity)
Predestination - If his knowledge, say they, be infinite and unchangeable, he must have known every thing from Eternity
Condemnation - The reason is that the process of degeneration, which had begun before the translation of the Authorized Version , linked up the term with conceptions of finality and Eternity, originally alien to it, and thus made it no longer representative of apostolical thought
Leaf - The individual grows sour, fault-finding, critical, demanding, and there is no grief when he falls and is swept away into Eternity
Unperfect - And in this one, complete whole of perfection in JEHOVAH'S esteem, hath Christ and his members been beheld from all Eternity! Hence, therefore, to read the passage as it now stands in our reading Psalms, imperfect, is an error, and of the greatest kind
God - And it is worthy farther of remark, that the very name JEHOVAH carries this with it; for it is an Hemantick noun, formed from Hayah, he was; as expressing his Eternity
Paradise - I beg the reader to connect with this what the Holy Ghost hath said by the prophet of the consciousness of the opposite character entering Eternity
Generation - It may refer both to past and future (Psalms 145:13), and is thus parallel to עולָם (see Eternity)
Hermogenes (1), a Teacher of Heretical Doctrine - From the assertion of Hermogenes that God was always Lord of matter, Neander inferred that he must have denied any creation in time, and held that God had been from Eternity operating in a formative manner on matter. With regard to the general argument, Tertullian shews that the hypothesis of the Eternity of matter relieves none of the difficulties of reconciling the existence of evil with the attributes of God. He contends that the hypothesis of Hermogenes amounts to Ditheism, since, though he does not give to matter the name of God, he ascribes to it God's essential attribute of Eternity
Mediator - What, but for the Lord Jesus Christ becoming our Mediator, must have been the hopeless state of man to all Eternity! Though under the article of Christ, (to which I refer the reader) so much hath been said concerning the person of Christ as God and man, and God-man united, the only possible suited Mediator for poor sinners, yet methinks the very name, at every renewed mention of it, calls up a thousand new endearments to prompt the heart to dwell upon it with unceasing rapture and delight. The partaking of both natures gives this completeness of qualification; so that would I have my cause, (and a cause so infinitely important as that the happiness of Eternity hangs upon the issue) would I have my cause in one that is able? here it is in the hands of Jesus; for he is God, mighty to save
Enoch - ...
It vindicates God's government of the world, spiritual and natural, recognizes the Trinity, also Messiah "the Son of man" (the name "Jesus" never occurs), "the Elect One" from Eternity, before whom "all kings shall fall down, and on whom they shall fix their hopes," the supreme Judge, who shall punish eternally the wicked and reward the just
Altar - Calvary came from the heart of GOD through the ages of Eternity
Alpha And Omega - Charles and Müller agree that Patristic commentators invariably referred all these passages to the Son, and in so doing they plainly claimed the Divine privilege of Eternity for the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ, and established the claim set forth in the later creeds that the Word of God was equal with God
Salvation - It is to spend Eternity in the most noble and hallowed employments, in viewing and contemplating the wonderful works of God, admiring the wisdom of his providence, adoring his infinite love to the sons of men, reflecting on our own inexpressible happiness, and singing everlasting hymns of praise, joy, and triumph to God and our Lord Jesus Christ for vouchsafing all these blessings
Nail - In his person, in his work, in his offices, characters, relations, what he is in the eye of God the Father; what he is in himself; what he is to his people in all things, and for all causes in time and in Eternity; for all purposes, temporal, spiritual, and eternal; Christ is fixed to be the nail on which shall hang both his people's safety and welfare, "and all the glory of his Father's house
Time - The conception that we seem to gather of time from the Holy Scriptures is of a small block, as it were, cut out of boundless Eternity. Of past Eternity, if we may use such an expression, God is the only inhabitant; in future Eternity angels and men are to share
Old - Golden - These blessings from Heaven enrich the life on earth, and will enrich the soul for Eternity. Because this great apostate group controls almost unlimited wealth, they offer to the world a false peace which invites their confidence and seals their doom for Eternity
Bible, - ...
The word reveals that there was a counsel respecting the second Man in Eternity, it also reveals that when the mediatorial kingdom of the Lord Jesus as Son of Man has been finished, God will again in Eternity become all in all
Seal - Throughout Eternity all of God's people will bear this mark of identification (Revelation 22:4 )
Image - Man, as a spiritual nature, is self-conscious, personal, rational, free, capable of rising to the apprehension of general truths and laws, of setting ends of conduct before him, of apprehending right and wrong, good and evil, of framing ideas of God, infinity, Eternity, immortality, and of shaping his life in the light of such conceptions
Blessedness - From Eternity he is blessed (eulogetos [ Ephesians 1:3-4 )
Glory - He speaks of the glory He had from Eternity with the Father, and His acquired glory which He will graciously share with His joint heirs
Brother - " (Ephesians 3:14-15) And they are all brethren by the mother's side, for they have all lain together in the same womb of the divine counsels and purposes of JEHOVAH, and that from all Eternity. Evident it is, that from all Eternity this relationship of Jesus with our nature began, even before that nature of ours was called into being
Omniscience - "Known unto him are all his works from the beginning of the world," rather, απ αιωνος , from all Eternity; known before they were made, in their possible, and known, now they are made, in their actual, existence. We find also that they have not been in us from Eternity
Passion - The objects of the passions are mostly things sensible, on account of their near alliance to the body: but objects of a spiritual nature also, though invisible, have a tendency to excite the passions; such as the love of God, heaven, hell, Eternity, &c
Regeneration - But it will be found to all the unawakened and unregenerated in Eternity an awful reality to them
Stone - ...
Psalm 118:22 (b) There is no doubt but that this type represents the Lord JESUS CHRIST as the One in whom we trust for Eternity
Glorify - " (Colossians 2:9) But what angels or men can describe this? And in Christ's ministry, offices, character, work, and relations in the accomplishment, who shall undertake to set forth the glory of the Father in the Son, and the glory of the Son by the Father, through the efficient operation of God the Holy Ghost?...
I will only add, that it forms a part of that glory which all the persons of the GODHEAD are concerned in, and will be loved, and praised, and adored for, to all Eternity by the church, when the church is glorified and made everlastingly happy, from her union with her glorious Head Christ Jesus, and brought home through a life of grace here, to a life of unspeakable nearness, felicity, and glory in Christ Jesus hereafter, and to rest in the uninterrupted enjoyment of it for evermore
Mountains - The Eternity of God's love is pictured out by this comparison: "For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee," Isaiah 54:10
Jacobus Sarugensis, Bishop of Batnae - to Stephen bar-Sudaïl of Edessa proving from reason and Scripture the Eternity of heaven and hell
Psalms, Book of - Christ must be looked for everywhere, either in what He personally passed through, or in His sympathy with His people Israel, which can only end in His bringing them into full blessing on earth, when He will be hailed as "Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace. In this section the Eternity of Elohim, Israel's Adonai, is seen to have been at all times their dwelling place, as declared in the first verse
Suffering - From the viewpoint of Eternity it will appear brief indeed (John 16:21; 2 Corinthians 4:17)
Caecilianus, Archdeacon And Bishop of Carthage - Men courted death that they might be honoured as martyrs and confessors; some, without doubt, in a spirit which commands our respect, but others in a spirit which fostered the supposition that the martyr's cross would wash away for Eternity the misery, follies, sins, and crimes of a whole life
Natural - The contrast is between ‘the face which belongs to this transitory life,’ of which a reflexion may be seen in a mirror, and ‘the character which is being here moulded for Eternity,’ of which a reflexion may be seen in the Word (J
Life - They will enjoy the life that God desires them to live (John 6:63; John 10:10; John 17:3; Ephesians 2:1; Ephesians 2:5-6; Philippians 1:21; see Eternity)
Prophecy, Prophet - It is as if he steps out of the present world into the world of Eternity, where time as we know it does not exist (2 Peter 3:8; Revelation 1:8; see Eternity; TIME)
Feasts - ...
So the thanksgiving song of Eternity shall be, "Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne and unto the Lamb. ) They ate and; drank together earthly, then heavenly food, in token of unity for time and Eternity
Resurrection of Christ - "If Christ did not rise, the whole scheme of redemption is a failure, and all the predictions and anticipations of its glorious results for time and for Eternity, for men and for angels of every rank and order, are proved to be chimeras
New Heavens And a New Earth - It is interesting that the imaging of Eternity has humankind on a restored earth, not in God's heavenly realm
Covetousness - The Rich Fool is the personification of the successfully covetous man, and yet a revelation in almost the same breath of how little such success amounts to from the standpoint of Eternity
Arminians - That God, from all Eternity, determined to bestow salvation on those who he foresaw would persevere unto the end; and to inflict everlasting punishments on those who should continue in their unbelief, and resist his divine succours; so that election was conditional, and reprobation in like manner the result of foreseen infidelity and persevering wickedness
Holy - His name is “Holy”: “For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth Eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones” ( Stand - 102:26, which teaches the indestructibility and/or Eternity of God— the creation perishes but He “shalt endure [2]
Calvinists - They maintain that though the death of Christ be a most perfect sacrifice, and satisfaction for sins, of infinite value, abundantly sufficient to expiate the sins of the whole world; and though on this ground the Gospel is to be preached to all mankind indiscriminately; yet it was the will of God that Christ, by the blood of the cross, should efficaciously redeem all those, and those only, who were from Eternity elected to salvation, and given to him by the Father. ...
As many as truly believe, and are saved by the death of Christ from their sins, and from destruction, have to ascribe it to the mere favour of God, which he owes to no one, given them in Christ from Eternity. ...
For it was the most free counsel, and gracious will and intention of God the Father, that the quickening and saving efficacy of the most precious death of his Son should exert itself in all the elect, to give unto them only justifying faith, and by it to conduct them infallibly to salvation; that is, it was the will of God that Christ, by the blood of the cross, whereby he confirmed the new covenant, should efficaciously redeem out of every people, tribe, nation, and language, all those, and those only, who were from Eternity elected to salvation, and given to him by the Father
Alpha And Omega (2) - ), ‘Plato, when mystically expressing the attributes of God’s Eternity, said, “God is, as the old tradition runs, the end and the middle of all things”; plainly alluding to the Law of Moses. … Worship Him, the alone existent, the Ruler of the world, who alone is from Eternity to Eternity
Logos - But, while the Logos idea ‘illuminates the history with the light of Eternity, it can reveal Eternity to us only in the ligbt of history, not in its own supernatural light’ ( PRE Holiness - Thus saith the High and Lofty One that inhabiteth Eternity, I dwell in the high and holy place. Wherefore this divine attribute should be singled out, rather than the faithfulness of JEHOVAH, which we know the Lord delights in, (see Deuteronomy 7:9) or the Eternity of JEHOVAH, which the Lord describes himself by, (see Isaiah 57:15) I dare not venture even to conjecture
Mourning Customs - Over the door of the cemetery is inscribed in Hebrew’ The House of Eternity’ or ‘The House of the Living
Treasure - It lays hold upon the true finder’s heart; for in it he recognizes the satisfaction of all his longings: it is the completion of his being, the source of his life to all Eternity
New Jerusalem - Second Baruch 32:1-4 speaks of the new city that will be rebuilt after the old is shaken and uprooted as being "perfected into Eternity" (cf
Goodness - To them He was the human expression of the Divine Goodness, and it mattered little whether a man should say that the Goodness was from Eternity, so that by its nature sin had never been a moment’s possibility, or that at birth Christ had been uniquely endowed with a passion for goodness that turned naturally from everything selfish, injurious to others, or sinful either to God or man; or that at His baptism He had been set aside to that brief ministry (which is nearly all men know of His earthly life), when the voice from heaven was heard saying, ‘This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased’ (Matthew 3:17)
Antichrist - The saints were to be exposed to the miseries that the book describes, but the Messiah was to slay Antichrist with the breath of His mouth, and establish the Judgment and the conditions of Eternity
Angel - To suppose, say they, that no creatures whatever, neither angels nor other worlds, had been created previous to the creation of our world, is to suppose that a Being of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness, had remained totally inactive from all Eternity, and had permitted the infinity of space to continue a perfect vacuum till within these 6000 years; that such an idea only tends to discredit revelation, instead of serving it
Fellow - "...
And now I hope from such unanswerable testimonies to this great truth as are found in all the persons of the GODHEAD witnessing to it, the reader will never be in danger of being led away from the uniform and unceasing belief, that he who in his infinite grace and mercy hath made himself our fellow, is, and hath been from all Eternity, fellow to the Lord of hosts
Parousia - Among certain Christians this view was further elaborated, so that the appearance of Christ in the sky was followed by the resurrection of the martyrs, a thousand years of peace, during which Satan was to be bound, then the conquest of Satan, the general resurrection, and the establishment of the final conditions of Eternity
Dualism - )...
While in the Bible there are these traces of the threefold dualism, it is never developed; and monotheism is throughout maintained, God’s sole Eternity, ultimate causality, and final victory being asserted, while God is distinguished from the world, and in the world a distinction between matter and mind is recognized
Sabellianism, or Patripassianism - 4), and when the work of man's salvation is completed the Logos will be withdrawn from the humanity of Christ into that personal union and identity with the Father which existed from Eternity, while the humanity will be absorbed into the original Divine nature
Election - -Election, in the teaching of the apostles, is the method by which God gives effect to His eternal purpose to redeem and save mankind; so that the elect are those who are marked out in God’s purpose of grace from Eternity as heirs of salvation. God is here represented as taking them for His own (the verb is εἵλατο, not ἐξελέξατο), and it is ‘from the beginning,’ from Eternity (there is a reading ἀπαρχήν, ‘firstfruits,’ instead of ἀπʼ ἀρχῆς), that the transaction dates. Paul’s teaching, election (1) is the outcome of a gracious purpose of the heart of God as it contemplates fallen humanity from all Eternity (Matthew 24:22; cf
Trinity - Since baptism is to be performed in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, they must be all three persons; and since no superiority or difference whatever is mentioned in this solemn form of baptism, we conclude that these three persons are all of one substance, power, and Eternity. " Here the Father is described by a periphrasis taken from his attribute of Eternity; and "the seven spirits" is a mystical expression for the Holy Ghost, used upon this occasion either because the salutation is addressed to seven churches, every one of which had partaken of the Spirit. In the mean time we may observe, that if it shall appear from Scripture, that Christ is God, and the Holy Ghost is God, it will follow, since we are assured that there is but one God, that the three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, by a mysterious union, constitute the one God, or, as it is expressed in the first article of the church of England: "There is a Trinity in Unity; and in the unity of this Godhead there be three Persons of one substance, power, and Eternity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. We know not the essence of our own mind, nor the precise distinction of its several faculties; and why then should we hope to comprehend the personal characters which exist in the Godhead? "If I tell you earthly things, and you understand them not, how shall ye understand if I tell you heavenly things?" When we attempt to investigate the nature of the Deity, whose existence is commensurate with Eternity, by whose power the universe was created, and by whose wisdom it is governed; whose presence fills all space, and whose knowledge extends to the thoughts of every man in every age, and to the events of all places, past, present, and to come, the mind is quickly lost in the vastness of these ideas, and, unable to find any sure guide to direct its progress, it becomes, at every step, more bewildered and entangled in the endless mazes of metaphysical abstraction
Judas - -To all the tremendous miseries of Eternity he had to add, the special and peculiar aggravation in the everlasting and unceasing thought-that he, of all the creation of God, had this worm of conscience that never dieth, to prey upon him to all Eternity, that he it was that betrayed the Lord of life and glory
Almighty - As, when the Scriptures speak of the Eternity of God, they declare it so as to give us a mere glimpse of that fearful peculiarity of the divine nature, that God is the fountain of being to himself, and that he is eternal, because he is the "I AM;" so we are taught not to measure God's omnipotence by the actual displays of it which we see around us. It arises from the infinite perfection of God, that his power can never be actually exhausted; and, in every imaginable instant in Eternity, that inexhaustible power of God can, if it please him, be adding either more creatures to those in existence, or greater perfection to them; since "it belongs to self-existent being, to be always full and communicative, and, to the communicated contingent being, to be ever empty and craving
Creation - He, whom the mind alone can perceive, whose essence eludes the...
external organs, who has no visible parts, who exists from Eternity, even he, the soul of all beings, whom no being can comprehend, shone forth in person. The Chaldean cosmogony, according to Berosus, when divested of allegory, seems to resolve itself into this, that darkness and water existed from Eternity; that Belus divided the humid mass, and gave birth to creation; that the human mind is an emanation from the divine nature
Monotheism - Thus the Prologue of the Fourth Gospel, tracing all things back to God with whom the Word is one (John 1:1), asserts nothing less than the uniqueness as well as the Eternity and sovereignty of Him from whom they proceed; and the true Light entering into the world enlighteneth not this or that nation only, but every man (John 1:9)
Creation - The passage in Hebrews 11 is important, because as men have no idea how anything can be brought into existence from nothing, they have talked of 'the Eternity of matter;' the passage says it is 'by faith we understand' that the worlds were made by the word of God, so that seen things were not made of what is apparent
Abba - ) And it must be truly said, that before the cry of the soul, in the new birth of grace, goes forth in Abba, or Ammah, the apprehending union, interest, and relationship in Christ with his church, had been settled long before, even from all Eternity
Firstborn - In a word, JEHOVAH'S great design all along, and from one Eternity to another, is to glorify his dear Son
Feasts - And thus while each and every one hath the special and distinct acts of praise given to them, for the special acts of grace and mercy shewn to the church in Christ, the whole form one and the same glorious object of adoration, love, and praise, as the eternal undivided JEHOVAH, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, both to the church on earth, and in heaven, to all Eternity
Election - God chose his people from Eternity (Ephesians 1:4; 2 Timothy 1:9) and determined to save those whom he had chosen (Romans 8:28-29; Ephesians 1:5; Ephesians 1:11)
Insight - For Jesus, who viewed human life in the light of Eternity, the sense-medium did not exist. Jesus is dwelling in Eternity and contemplating the processes of the spiritual world, and He conveys to the receptive soul by the only medium at His command the impression He Himself receives from His direct vision of the truth He is envisaging
Christ - " How appointed? Not surely, as God only, for in this case the appointment was not only unnecessary, but impossible, for the Son of God, as God, possessed in common with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, the absolute inheritance of all things from all Eternity. And now having accomplished redemption by his blood, he is, and ever will be, the One glorious object of adoration, love, and praise, to all the creation of God, angels, and men, to all Eternity
Esau - " The smallness of the inducement aggravates the guilt of casting away Eternity for a morsel
Son of God - Although he existed with the Father from Eternity, the Son willingly took human form to fulfil his Father’s purposes for the salvation of human beings and the conquest of evil (Romans 8:3; Galatians 4:4-5; Hebrews 2:14-15)
Creation - Placed in this beautiful temple, and looking around on all its various parts, he cannot help joining with the Psalmist in saying, "O Lord, how manifold are thy works; in wisdom hast thou made them all!" ...
See Eternity of GOD
Wisdom of Christ - The former, as part of the totality of the Divine attributes (τὸ πλήρωμα τῆς θεόητος), He necessarily possessed from Eternity, and, according to Pauline teaching, He continued to possess it, in spite of His κένωσις, or self-emptying (Philippians 2:7), even after His Incarnation (Colossians 1:19; Colossians 2:9; cf
God - His Eternity
Son of God - Raised infinitely above angels; "for to which of them saith God, Thou art My Son, this day (there is no yesterday or tomorrow with God, His "today" is Eternity from and to everlasting) have I begotten Thee?" and "Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever" (Hebrew 1; Psalms 2:7; Psalms 45:6-7)
Doxology - ...
(c) The third integral part of the doxology in its simplest form is εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας (‘unto the ages’), which denotes the Eternity of the sovereign rule of the Lord
Fire - Indeed, nothing can more strongly mark the weakness of the human understanding, than the disputes which have been brought forward, in different ages of the church, by way of doing away the doctrine of the Eternity of hell-torments
Ecclesiastes, Book of - ' Some translate 'he hath set Eternity in their heart,' but the sense doubtless is that man's heart can only naturally embrace the age characterised by time
Judgement - This may be administered on earth in God's government of men or of His people, in accordance with the principles of the economy in force at the time; or hereafter for Eternity, in accordance with God's decrees
Doxology - ...
(c) The third integral part of the doxology in its simplest form is εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας (‘unto the ages’), which denotes the Eternity of the sovereign rule of the Lord
Bible, Theology of - Jesus will return to this earth, the kingdom of God will be consummated, the dead will be resurrected, and all persons will have continued existence, with the unregenerate spending Eternity in hell and believers in Christ spending Eternity with God in heaven
Eschatology - It includes such matters as the consummation of the age, the day of judgment, the second coming of Christ, the resurrection, the millennium, and the fixing of the conditions of Eternity. The doctrine of the Eternity of punishment has been denied in the interest of so-called second or continued probation, restorationism, and conditional immortality
Paul as an Evangelical Mystic - Almighty God never designed nor decreed nor executed anything in Eternity or in time, to compare, for one moment, for mysteriousness, with Christ. ...
Now, as might be looked for, a thousand things, mystical and other, follow from all that, and will, to all Eternity, follow from all that
Word - ...
If the Logos be a person, then is he Divine; for, first, Eternity is ascribed to him: "In the beginning, was the Word. Sabellianism, which reduces the personal to an official, and therefore a temporal, distinction, accords with the second clause, but contradicts the first; for Christ, according to this theory, was not with God in the beginning, that is, in Eternity
Drink - Because drinking together denotes fellowship and acceptance there will be those who will call upon the fact that they have eaten and drunk with Jesus to claim a place at his side in Eternity (Luke 13:16 )
Existence of God - The innumerable alterations and manifest dependence every where observable in the world, prove that the things which exist in it neither are nor could be from Eternity
Timothy, the Second Epistle to - Strong emotion, vivid remembrances of the past, and anxious thoughts for the future, characterize it, as was to be expected from one on the verge of Eternity
Rock - ...
Matthew 7:24 (b) Here we see a type of CHRIST JESUS, the foundation stone for every true believer, a resting place for those who build for Eternity
Gods - The Greeks and Latins, it is observable, did not mean, by the name God, an all-perfect being, whereof Eternity, infinity, omnipresence, &c, were essential attributes; with them the word only implied an excellent and superior nature; and, accordingly, they give the appellation gods to all beings of a rank or class higher or more perfect than that of men, and especially to those who were inferior agents in the divine administration, all subject to the one Supreme
Necessitarians - And they that believe all that the Scripture says on the one hand, of the Eternity of future punishments, and on the other, of God's compassion to sinners, and his solemn assurance that he desires not their death, will find the difficulty greatly increased
Arians - " It may be proper to observe, that the Arians, though they denied the absolute Eternity of the Son, strongly contended for his pre-existence, as the Logos, or the Word of God, "by whom the worlds were made;" and admitted, more or less explicitly, the sacrifice which he offered for sin upon the cross
Petrus ii., Archbaptist of Alexandria - Peter puts into the mouth of the 19 confessors an argument, quite Athanasian in tone, from the Eternity of the Divine Fatherhood (cf
Time - The notion shows a trace of philosophical influence in the thinking which culminates in the apocalyptical conception of the transiency of time and its contrast with Eternity (‘There shall be time no longer,’ Revelation 10:6). Hence the combination ‘eternal times’ (Romans 16:25) stretching back into the inconceivably remote past (practically the equivalent of the modern philosophical ‘species of Eternity’)
Hypocrisy - On the other hand, to follow hypocrisy is to go the road that leads to the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost—the state of mind that has so juggled with good and evil that good has no power over it, the sin which no change of dispensation, or perhaps nothing in Eternity any more than in time, can modify. by Tafel; Exiles of Eternity, by J
Foresight - The work which He came to do was a work ordained in the counsels of Eternity, and in all its items prepared for beforehand with the most perfect prevision. The meaning is rather that all that stands written of Jesus in the OT Scriptures has its certain fulfilment in Him; and that enough stands written of Him there to assure His followers that in the course of His life, and in its, to them, strange and unexpected ending, He was not the prey of chance or the victim of the hatred of men, to the marring of His work or perhaps even the defeat of His mission, but was following step by step, straight to its goal, the predestined pathway marked out for Him in the counsels of Eternity, and sufficiently revealed from of old in the Scriptures to enable all who were not ‘foolish and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken,’ to perceive that the Christ must needs have lived just this life and fulfilled just this destiny
Hypocrisy - On the other hand, to follow hypocrisy is to go the road that leads to the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost—the state of mind that has so juggled with good and evil that good has no power over it, the sin which no change of dispensation, or perhaps nothing in Eternity any more than in time, can modify. by Tafel; Exiles of Eternity, by J
Ephesians Epistle to the - The writer’s mind is full of one great theme-the unity of the Church in Christ, predestined from all Eternity to all Eternity, bound together in faith and love
Living (2) - Wesley’s ‘Spring Thou up within my heart, Rise to all Eternity,’ is quite in harmony with Israel’s water-drawing song, in which the spring is addressed as a living being (Numbers 21:17, cf. Jesus not only utters the word of God, but is ‘from Eternity the very Word of God, by which God manifests Himself
Predestination - He is the agent of God's redemptive plan from Eternity
Holiness - This aspect also comes out very distinctly in the great psalm of the Divine holiness, perhaps from the early Greek period, where the holy Jehovah is declared to have ‘a great and terrible name’ ( Psalms 99:3 ) and to be’ high above all peoples’ ( Psalms 99:2 ), and in one of the later portions of the Book of Isaiah, where He is described as ‘the high and lofty One that inhabiteth Eternity, whose name is Holy’ ( Isaiah 57:15 )
Mines And Mining - The apostle John's description of heaven as a city with walls and streets of gold provided the believer with a glimpse of the grandeur and glory of an Eternity with God
Promise - Instead, while sharing in all the benefits of Abraham's covenant (Ephesians 3:6 ), the Christian looks forward to a time when the kingdom of God, which was ushered in with the age of grace, will be realized when Christ returns to complete the kingdom of believers and establish it for all Eternity before God in heaven
Rain - His goings forth are prepared as the morning of Eternity, and in the morning of time, his first manifestations in grace, and in all the after seasons of his love, when visiting his people
Methodius - It is a refutation of Origenist doctrine as to the Eternity of the world, the principal arguments with which Methodius deals being that we cannot piously believe that there ever was a time when there was no Creator, no Almighty Ruler, and that there cannot be a Creator without things created by Him, a Ruler without things ruled over, a παντοκράτωρ without κρατούμενα
Sanctify, Sanctification - He offered His words as the rock of eternal truth on which men may build for Eternity, in place of the shifting sand of opinion and hypothesis which will not continue. Eternity will put the strain of judgment upon the characters we are building; and only those characters resting on the rock of His words will stand the strain (Matthew 7:25-27)
Christ in the Seventeenth Century - The Swabians presented the doctrine of the Communicatio idiomatum in the most uncompromising form; and, in the most incautious and absolute terms, they attributed the Divine attributes of Eternity, omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscience to the earthly human Christ. In similar ways Böhme descants on the Person of Christ,—His double birth, in time and in Eternity; His double body, the heavenly and the mortal
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El-Olam “God of Eternity” or “God the Everlasting One” ( Genesis 21:33 ; Isaiah 26:4 ; Psalm 90:2 )
Twelve - " The outstanding sin of rejecting CHRIST marks him for time and Eternity
Omnipotence - While the marks of human weakness are still found, the Christ of this Gospel is invested more thoroughly with the basal attributes of Divinity—eternity (John 8:58), omniscience (John 1:48; John 6:64; John 11:4), and omnipotence
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Jesus' Preexistence Eternity began the story
Covenant - Some divines make a distinction between the covenant of redemption and that of grace; the former, they say, was made with Christ in Eternity; the latter with believers in time
the Publican - Samuel Rutherford used to pose the saints of his day with this dilemma, which of the two miracles they will wonder most at to all Eternity, their justification or their sanctification? For what is justification? Justification is an act of God's free grace, wherein He pardoneth all our sins, and accepteth us as righteous in His sight, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone
Abel - For the Holy Ghost also is the purchase of Christ's blood, a new heart also, and a whole lifetime of the means of grace The Bible also, the Sabbath day, the Lord's table, a minister after God's own heart, deep, divine, unsearchable providences, a peaceful death-bed, a happy resurrection morning, a place at the right hand of the Judge, an open acknowledgment and acquittal on the day of judgment, 'Come, ye blessed of My Father,' and then a mansion with our own name in blood upon its door-post and its lintel to all Eternity! Yes; precious blood indeed! What blood that must be that can so outery and drown silent in its depths all the accusing cries that are even now going up to God all behind me and all around me! I feel that I would need a whole Redeemer and all His redeeming blood to myself
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The supreme God had dwelt from all Eternity in a pleroma of inaccessible light; and beside the name of first Father, or first Principle, they called him also Bythus, as if to denote the unfathomable nature of his perfections
Predestination - This does not happen blindly, but in accordance with a plan or purpose, equally all-embracing, which has existed from Eternity
Judgment Damnation - ’ Though the writer describes this as ‘the second death,’ it is clear that he is thinking not of annihilation but of an Eternity of suffering (Matthew 18:9). ...
One point only is open for argument, whether the Apostle has in his mind annihilation or an Eternity of suffering
Complacency - —The ineffable love, with which from all Eternity the Father has regarded the Son, is referred to in those passages which speak of the glory which Christ had with the Father before the world was (John 17:5; John 17:24), or which describe Christ as ‘the only-begotten Son which is in the bosom of the Father’ (John 1:18). ’ We may not, indeed, here or in the other case in which this voice from heaven was heard, leave out of sight the additional thought suggested by the tense of the last word, εὐδόκησα, the Greek aorist—the thought, that is, of the complacency with which from all Eternity the Father had regarded the Son
Day of Judgment - It is an integral point of His teaching, not in the sense that it was an opportunity for God to wreak vengeance upon the enemies of the Jews, but in that it expressed the outcome of life, which is always to be lived in view of an impending Eternity. It was to come within the lifetime of men living during the first age, and its awards would be final for the Eternity which then began
Omnipresence - ’ They teach us that Jesus was conscious of a state of glory which from Eternity He had with the Father—was conscious of it not as a past memory, but as a continued reality. That the ideal man existed from Eternity in God is the truth which He grasped, and to which He gave concrete intellectual form’ (NT Theol
God - God will one day bring His purposes to fulfillment, bringing history to a close and ushering in Eternity
Zebedee - The flowers of Nazareth had fostered His love of Nature, the operations in its fields and the products of its gardens were to be used to teach lessons for Eternity
Eternal Fire (2) - But, except where this word or its Hebrew equivalent is applied to objects that, for the nonce, are invested with a quasi-eternity (Leviticus 3:17, Genesis 17:8; Genesis 49:26), it takes us into a sphere of being to which time measurements are inapplicable, and in which objects are presented in their relation to some eternal aspect of the Divine nature
Silence - —‘Speech is of time, Silence is of Eternity
Hardening - That is a necessary moral ordinance-in other words, one willed by God from Eternity’ (H
Death - If we substitute for ‘eternal’ some other rendering such as ‘of the ages’ or ‘æonian,’ it but serves to remind us of the profound difficulties attaching to the predication of Eternity in relation to the subject of man’s destiny or doom
the Angel of the Church in Pergamos - At the same time, let all intending ministers count well the cost lest, haply, after they have laid the foundation and are not able to finish, both men and devils shall point at them and say, this minister began to build for himself and for his congregation, for Eternity, but come and see the ruin he has left! Count well, I say again, whether or no you are able to finish
the Bidden to the Reat Marriage Supper And Some of Their Excuses - That is your minister's ordination oath, and if you are lost: if you go on to the end making excuses and refusals, your lost Eternity will be at your minister's door, as well as at your own
Manichees - Each of these is subject to the dominion of a superintendent Being, whose existence is from all Eternity
God - ‘El ‛ôlâm (אֵל, Strong's #410, עֹלָם, Strong's #5769), “God of Eternity; God the everlasting; God for ever
Nazarene - Hail, thou precious blessed Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth! Blessings for ever be on the head of him that was separated from his brethren! Verily, "thy father's children shall bow down before thee:" here, and to all Eternity, thou shalt be called the Nazarite of God!...
Macarius Magnus, Magnes, a Writer - But Nicephorus had no favourable opinion of him on the whole, thinking he discerned Manichean, Arian, or Nestorian tendencies, and especially agreement with "the impious and senseless Origen" as to the non-eternity of future punishments
Messiah - The ‘eternity’ of his reign is undoubtedly to he interpreted dynastically rather than personally, but the king himself clearly is a person, and Jehovah’s Spirit, which is to be within him, is just as plainly the source of his great success (cf. Then the Messiah and all mankind die, remaining dead for an entire ‘week’; after that come a general resurrection and judgment, and the fixing of the destinies of Eternity
John, Theology of - History is viewed from the standpoint of Eternity, the life of Jesus is to be narrated not from the point of view of mere human observation, but as a temporal manifestation of eternal realities. Christ’s unique Personality as Son of God may be fully known from His life on earth, but the Prologue gives to the narrative of His ministry in the flesh a background of history and of Eternity
New Jerusalem - 1: ‘till the new creation is accomplished which dureth till Eternity’; xci. With Joel, who introduces us into the apocalyptic atmosphere, we find the same conception, as in the Prophets, of the Eternity of the Messianic Kingdom with Jerusalem as its centre: ‘So shall ye know that I am the Lord your God, dwelling in Zion my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more
Prophet - For thou art my rest, thou art my firstborn Son who reignest to Eternity. With an unparalleled insight He disclosed to the world the mysteries of Eternity
Rufus - Acts 20:28, Ephesians 4:11, 1 Peter 5:2), and who still carries on in glory His own work as ‘the great shepherd of the sheep’ (Hebrews 13:20) and the ἀρχιποίμην (1 Peter 5:4—a title combining the two words of our present study);—moreover, their being under His shepherd-rule will be the blessedness and joy of His people to all Eternity (Revelation 7:17)
Thousand Years - the wife of the Lamb; for the elect church shall hold the primacy among the redeemed throughout Eternity, because she alone shall have witnessed for Christ in the face of an opposing world and the prince of darkness (Revelation 21:24)
Life - The new life of the Spirit as a dynamic in the present and as having the promise of full fruition in Eternity, is central in the Apostle’s exposition of Christianity
Tabernacle - The author is saying that the earthly tabernacle and the sacrifices offered there are representative of eternal, spiritual truth: the all-sufficiency of the sacrifice of Christ for all Eternity
Last Day(s), Latter Days, Last Times - But the New Testament writers were clear that this was but the prelude to God's final state of affairs and that, in the perspective of Eternity, that final state was not far off
the Merchant Man Who Sold All That he Had And Bought the Pearl of Great Price - " And writing the same year to a younger brother of his, he says, "I look upon Baxter and Doddridge as two most impressive writers, and from whom you are likely to carry away the impression that a preparation for Eternity should be the main business and anxiety of time
the Much Forgiven Debtor And His Much Love - Oh yes! What a love, passing all earthly love, will He be loved with to all Eternity! By some men and some women, that is
Mary Magdalene - " It is better to enter into heaven with seven devils excavated out of our hearts as with a knife, than to have them gnawing in our hearts to all Eternity
Reprobation - But, if the doctrine of absolute election and reprobation be true; if we are to understand that men like Jacob and Esau, in the Calvinistic construction of the passage, while in the womb of their mother, nay, from Eternity, are loved and hated, elected or reprobated, before they have done "good or evil," then it necessarily follows, that there is precisely this kind of respect of persons with God; for his acceptance or rejection of men stands on some ground of aversion or dislike, which cannot be resolved into any moral rule, and has no respect to the merits of the case itself; and if the Scripture affirms that there is no such respect of persons with God, then the doctrine which implies it is contradicted by inspired authority
Mediator - He is King, ruling over the whole earth, for the maintenance and establishment and enlargement of his church, and for the punishment of those who reject his authority; and he is the final Judge of the quick and the dead, to whom is given the power of distributing the rewards and penalties of Eternity
Simon Maccabaeus - But he was also a man of speculative mind; and, having studied the doctrines of Plato, he entered into the questions which were then so commonly agitated, concerning the Eternity of matter, and the origin of evil
Jordanis, Historian of the Goths - The Eternity of the Roman empire had impressed itself on the mind of Jordanis
Rufus - Acts 20:28, Ephesians 4:11, 1 Peter 5:2), and who still carries on in glory His own work as ‘the great shepherd of the sheep’ (Hebrews 13:20) and the ἀρχιποίμην (1 Peter 5:4—a title combining the two words of our present study);—moreover, their being under His shepherd-rule will be the blessedness and joy of His people to all Eternity (Revelation 7:17)
Christ in Reformation Theology - Bernard’s hymn—...
‘Jesus, our only joy be Thou,...
As Thou our prize wilt be;...
Jesus, be Thou our glory now,...
And through Eternity’—...
and such experience as finds expression there, formed any part of the material of theology. Therefore must this seed of Abraham be true, everlasting, Almighty God, equal to the Father from all Eternity’ (ib
Hippolytus Romanus - Though Hippolytus acknowledges the Logos to have been from Eternity dwelling in God as His intelligence, he yet appears to teach that there was a definite epoch determined by the will of God, prior no doubt to all creation, when that Logos, which had previously dwelt impersonally in God, assumed a separate hypostatic existence, in order that by Him the world should be framed and the Deity manifested to it. The same doctrine is found, that the Logos, Which had from Eternity dwelt in the Deity as His unspoken thought, afterwards assumed a separate hypostatic existence; differing from created things not only in priority but also because they were out of nothing, He of the substance of the Godhead; and being the framer of the universe according to the divine ideas (in the Platonic sense of the word) which had dwelt in Him from the first
Calvinism - But election is the immutable purpose of God; by which, before the foundations of the world were laid, he chose, out of the whole human race, fallen by their own fault from their primeval, integrity into sin and destruction, according to the most free good pleasure of his own will, and of mere grace, a certain number of men, neither better nor worthier than others, but lying in the same misery with the rest, to salvation in Christ; whom he had, even from Eternity, constituted Mediator and head of all the elect, and the foundation of salvation; and therefore he decreed to give them unto him to be saved, and effectually to call and draw them into communion with him, by his word and Spirit; or he decreed himself to give unto them true faith, to justify, to sanctify, and at length powerfully to glorify them, &c, Ephesians 1:4-6 ; Romans 8:30 . God willed that Christ, through the blood of the cross, should, out of every people, tribe, nation, and language, efficaciously redeem all those, and those only, who were from Eternity chosen to salvation, and given to him by the Father; that he should confer on them the gift of faith," &c
Jesus Christ - " Daniel terms him the "Ancient of Days," or "The Immortal;" and Micah declares, in a passage which the council of the Jews, assembled by Herod, applied to the Messiah, that he who was to be born in Bethlehem was "even he whose comings forth are from Eternity, from the days of the everlasting period. " Thus the prophetic testimony describes him, as entitled to the appellation of "Wonderful," since he should be, in a sense peculiar to himself, the Son of God, Psalms 2:7 ; Isaiah 9:6 ; as existing and acting during the patriarchal and the Jewish ages, and even from Eternity, Psalms 40:7-9 ; Micah 5:2 ; as the guardian and protector of his people, Isaiah 40:9-11 ; as the proper object of the various affections of piety, of devotional confidence for obtaining the most important blessings, and of religious homage from angels and men, Psalms 2:12 ; Psalms 97:7 ; and, finally, declares him to be the eternal and immutable Being, the Creator, God, the Mighty God, Adonai, Elohim, Jehovah
Eunomius, Bishop of Cyzicus - It is, therefore, incompatible with the predicate of Eternity
Paul Apprehended of Christ Jesus - There is one other conversion long since Paul's, that will, to you and to me to all Eternity, quite eclipse Paul's conversion, and will for ever completely cast, even it, quite into the shade
Trust - If God has once changed His purpose, why should He not do so again? Only where God is manifest in Christ as the Reconciler of the world (2 Corinthians 5:19) can there be perfect security for time and Eternity
Temple - Humankind is oriented in time and space, thus Sabbath and temple testify to "eternity" beyond the confines of our usual orientation
the Rich Man And Lazarus - Every day we see great riches simply ruining their possessors' souls both for time and Eternity
Simon Magus - But though I feel that this hath some hand in the effect, yet the knowledge of man's nothingness, and of God's transcendent greatness, with whom it is that I have most to do, and the sense of the brevity of human things, and the nearness of Eternity, are the principal causes of this effect, and not self-conceitedness and morosity, as some suppose
Commission - Eternity cannot complete the process of learning what has to be known of an infinite God, and the relation of His creatures to Him
Adoption - In one sense it was an act of God in Eternity; we were foreordained unto adoption (Ephesians 1:5)
Hating, Hatred - It is ‘that element in love which makes a wise and Christian friend not for time only, but for Eternity
Humiliation of Christ - ...
Furthermore, it would be more difficult to believe that a being who had the consciousness that Jesus had, who has done for humanity what Jesus has done, and who is to humanity what Jesus is, should have had the absolute beginning of His existence at a late point in time, than to believe that He came out of Eternity and is of the eternal order
the Pharisee - I could wish you were all men of understanding and ability to defend every truth of God; but, still, I would have the chiefest truth to be chiefly studied, and no truth to shoulder out the thought of Eternity
Magi - According to his doctrine, there was one supreme Being independently and self-existing from all Eternity
Church - The Church has existed from all Eternity as an idea in the mind of God ( Ephesians 3:3-11 ), the heritage prepared for Christ ( Ephesians 1:10-11 )
Revelation, Theology of - ...
Jesus Christ sits with God on God's single throne (3:21; 12:5; 22:1,3), shares God's predicates of Eternity (1:17; 2:8; 22:13), and receives worship (5:8-14; 7:9-10), which is due to God alone (15:4)
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Judges 1:23 (a) Probably the meaning of this is that there are those who are close to Eternity, very near to being sent to hell
Paul as a Student - There was a deep harmony pre-established from all Eternity between the work of Jesus Christ, and the mind and heart of Paul His apostle
Begetting - They must have been largely influenced by traditional opinions on the subject of the Messiah, and would therefore interpret the words, ‘This day have I begotten thee,’ as referring not to any event in a past Eternity or to any period prior to the Incarnation of the Son of God, but to some definite point in the history of His manifestation to the world, as, for example, to the period of the birth of Jesus, or of the Baptism, when the voice from heaven declared Him to be God’s Beloved Son, or, as St
Circumcision - Paul, more fully to the blessing of his justification by the imputation of his faith for righteousness, with all the spiritual advantages consequent upon the relation which was thus established between him and God, in time and Eternity
Jesus Christ - ...
Jesus from all Eternity had existed as God, yet he willingly sacrificed the supreme glory of heaven and took instead the place of a servant
Necessity - ...
Thus there are texts which teach that the general course of events is predetermined from Eternity (Ephesians 1:4; Ephesians 3:11, 2 Timothy 1:9, Titus 1:2, 1 Peter 1:20 etc
Pre-Existence of Christ - Christ’s place in Eternity is in the foreknowledge and counsel of the Father
Serpent - ...
The serpent was a very common symbol of the sun; and he is represented biting his tail, and with his body formed into a circle, in order to indicate the ordinary course of this luminary; and under this form it was an emblem of time and Eternity
Sabbath - It "was made for man," not as he may be a Jew, or a Christian; but as man, a creature bound to love, worship, and obey his God and Maker, and on his trial for Eternity
Eschatology - Some talk of a distinction in Eternity and historical time
Righteousness - The quality of incorruption (ἀφθαρσία) and Eternity (τὸ ἀΐδιον) they envy and felicitate God an possessing; the quality of power (τὸ κύριον καὶ τὸ δυνατόν) they dread and fear; they love and honour and revere the deity for his δικαιοσύνη and yet, Plutarch sadly reflects, the first of these three emotions the passion for immortality (‘of which our nature is not capable’), is the strongest, while the divine ἀρέτη, i
Jesus Christ, Name And Titles of - They could not accept that this was not effrontery but his due and possession (Philippians 2:6 ) from all Eternity (John 17:24 )
Athenagoras - —In God, since He is an eternal, rational Mind, there dwelt from Eternity the "Logos " ("Reason," "Expression," or "Word") as His Son, and in the Son dwelt the Father
Perseverance - _ It reaches outwardly into Eternity, inwardly into the sanctuary on high
Prophecy - Is an empire, or kingdom, subverted or overthrown? that empire, or kingdom, is overthrown in subserviency to the glory of his kingdom and empire, which shall know neither bounds nor end, but whose limits shall be no other than the days of Eternity
Immortality - ...
(2) The Platonic element in Alexandrian Judaism, modified by Stoic influence, laying stress on the Eternity of Reason, and hence offering an abstract form of immortality in which the continuance of personal identity was not involved
Arminianism - That God, from all Eternity, determined to bestow salvation on those whom he foresaw would persevere unto the end in their faith in Christ Jesus: and to inflict everlasting punishment on those who should continue in their unbelief, and resist unto the end his divine succours; so that election was conditional, and reprobation in like manner the result of foreseen infidelity and persevering wickedness
Adam - "For God created man to be immortal, and made him to be an image of his own Eternity:" and though other creatures were made capable of immortality, and at least the material human frame, whatever we may think of the case of animals, would have escaped death, had not sin entered the world; yet, without admitting the absurdity of the "natural immortality" of the human soul, that essence must have been constituted immortal in a high and peculiar sense which has ever retained its prerogative of continued duration amidst the universal death not only of animals, but of the bodies of all human beings
Resurrection - ...
The author of the Book of Wisdom also held the Eternity and evil of matter, and, in spite of some objections, it is most probable that he held the pre-existence of the soul (Wisdom of Solomon 8:19-20)
Regeneration - An element of this new idea that has strong emotional value is the belief that there awaits the victor in the conflict an Eternity of splendid peace in the full enjoyment of all those experiences for which now he must contend so hardly (Romans 8:15-17)
Religion (2) - The issues of life run up into Eternity, and the soul first proves it is awakened by crying out for the living God
Second Coming of Christ - We should understand "a very little while" in the perspective of Eternity
John, Theology of - The Word eternally existed with God in Eternity and was God's agent in creating this world
Work - Jerusalem, the creation of God, where people work for their Redeemer and Savior, lasts for Eternity
Mahometanism - The fascinating representation that he gave of the joys of paradise, which he accommodated to the conceptions and wishes of the eastern nations, also made a deep and favourable impression; the wantonness of imagination was gratified with the anticipation of a state abounding with sensual gratification raised to the highest degree of exquisiteness; while the dismal fate allotted through Eternity to all who rejected the message which he brought, alarmed the fears of the credulous and superstitious multitude whom he was eager to allure
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(1) Jesus made the soul aware of its high origin and destiny, for the acceptance of the Fatherhood of God clears a path through Time and through Eternity
Psalms (2) - ’ According to the Epistle, however, Jesus took part in the Creation, and was pre-existent before all Eternity (Hebrews 1:2; Hebrews 1:10); consequently we must suppose that the ‘begetting to-day’ refers to His eternal generation
Joseph - The Egyptian religion, though blended with superstitions, retained then much of the primitive revelation, the unity, Eternity, and self existence of the unseen God
Egypt - It implies a previous pure monotheism, of which it retains the unity, Eternity, self-existence of the unseen God; a powerful confirmation of the primitive Bible revelation to Adam handed down to Noah, and thence age by age becoming more and more corrupted by apostasies from the original truth; the more the old text of the "Ritual" is freed from subsequent glo
Mental Characteristics - He had indeed all the best characteristics of the greatest sons of Israel, and notably of the prophets of the past; their zeal for righteousness, their fear of God, their tenacity of purpose, their noble scorn of the littleness of the earth and all that is in it in comparison with ‘the high and lofty One that inhabiteth Eternity, whose name is Holy’ (Mark 12:18-271)
Arius the Heresiarch - the Father has, from all Eternity, been communicating His Being to the Son, and is doing so still
Jews - That God is the creator of all things; that he guides and supports all creatures: that he has done every thing; and that he still acts, and shall act during the whole Eternity
Law - The religion of names arose from an idolatrous polytheism; and the name given here directly opposes this error, and in the ignorance of that dark and corrupted period establishes that great truth, to which the most enlightened philosophy can add no new lustre, and on which all the most refined speculations on the divine nature ultimately rest, the self-existence, and, by consequence, the Eternity and immutability, of the one great Jehovah
Augustine - That God from all Eternity decreed to create mankind holy and good
Christianity - It represents its Founder as now exercising the office of the High Priest of the human race before God, and as having sat down at his right hand, a mediatorial and reconciling government being committed to him, until he shall come to judge all nations, and distribute the rewards of Eternity to his followers, and inflict its never-terminating punishments upon those who reject him
Enoch Book of - Enoch sees the heavenly tablets containing men’s deeds to all Eternity, and is given one year to teach them to Methuselah (lxxxi
Christ in Modern Thought - The Incarnation is falsely received when received as an isolated fact in time—it was from all Eternity, and is not to be interpreted in an empirical way
Christ in the Early Church - He is, and was from all Eternity, of the same Godhead as the Father
Neology - We find some of them not content with applying demonstration to the truth of the system, but endeavouring to establish each separate dogma, the Trinity, the nature of the Redeemer, the incarnation, the Eternity of punishment, on philosophical and, strange as it may appear, some of these truths on mathematical, grounds
Nestorius And Nestorianism - The Nestorian doctrines, however, in the extreme form they assumed when interpreted by their later exponents, did not contain the "seeds of Eternity
Tertullianus, Quintus Septimius Florens - "What good could water do? Was it to be believed that a man could go down into the water, have a few words spoken over him, and rise again the gainer of Eternity?" (see c