But the bible says that hell is eternal or forever and ever and ever and ever?
BTW how is it that something can be longer than forever? Is "and ever" like infinity +1 ? Forever isn't long enough, no we must really make it
stick, its forever and ever.
This post we will look at the concept of eternal/forever.
without beginning and end, that which always has been and always will be
without end, never to cease, everlasting
[Mat 19:16 KJV] 16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
[Mat 25:46 KJV] 46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
[Mar 3:29 KJV] 29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
[Jhn 3:16 KJV] 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
Aionos is the adjective of the noun Aion G165.
Aion is our word Aeon, or Eon. The word properly means an age, or epoch or a time period. Aionos is a little trickier, as an adjective describes
something. It is describing a quality of the Age, which is the Life of God, as He is the source of all but especially of "THE Age". It is not that
God isn't eternal, but God is the God of Ages, and works in Ages. And the vast majority of time that the word "eternal" is used it refers to an
I'm just pointing out a few of the uses of Aion
[Mat 21:19 KJV] 19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit
grow on thee henceforward for ever.(not world?)
And presently the fig tree withered away.
[Mat 24:3 KJV] 3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what
[shall be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?(end of eternity?)
[Luk 1:70 KJV] 70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world
[Luk 18:30 KJV] 30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
world is aion g165
everlasting is g166
[Luk 20:34 KJV] 34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world (this eternity?)
marry, and are given in marriage:
[Eph 1:21 KJV] 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this
, but also in that which is to come:
[Eph 2:7 KJV] 7 That in the ages (why ages not world?)
to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us
through Christ Jesus.
[Eph 3:9, 11, 21 KJV] 9 And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world
hath been hid
in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: ... 11 According to the eternal
purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: ... 21 Unto
him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages
, world without end. Amen.
[Eph 6:12 KJV] 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of
, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].
You will see the the utter absurdity of the translators. The word eternal means without beginning and without end. But it can also mean world, and
Now, could all of the above be translated as age? Yes they could, and that is the simple meaning of the word Aion, it is an Age. When we see for
ever and ever, it is really the Age of the Ages, or the Ages of the Ages. Long time? Yes maybe but still a time. The age of Moses, or the Age of the
law proceeded the Age of the Son.
[1Co 10:11 KJV] 11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are
No the end of the ages. There were no previous eternities or eternities to come, this is nonsense. Eternity is without beginning or without end.
But the ages (which are 7 and are typified in the feasts of Israel) have a beginning and an end. The end of the age that Jesus spoke about was the
end of the Mosaic temple based age. And it was finished 40 years after he was crucified and arose, the final nail in the coffin of the law was the
destruction of the temple in Jerusalem. That is the end of the world that so many have warned of. It already took place. The little apocalypse of
Matthew speaks of 70 ad, along with Jesus' use of Hell which is where I'm going Post.
I've just scratched the surface. Search for yourself. Don't take my word for it, don't take your pastor, or your denomination, or your theology,
or your parents, or anything else. Look up the words. Spend a few minutes and read every passage that has Aion, and Aionos in them. Notice the
utter confusion in the translations. How can something be "without beginning or without end", and also "never" "for ever", "world", "an
age"(which implies a time frame).
Aion G165 www.blueletterbible.org...
Aionos G166 www.blueletterbible.org...