Eternal/Eternity

<<everlasting>>

The never-ending period of time which existed before the creation of the world and will continue after the end of this present age. People will spend this forever ‘time’ either in heaven or hell, depending on whether they accepted Christ as Saviour and lived for Him or not. At the time of death a

  There are only two options as to where we spend eternity – the choice is yours

person’s fate is sealed with no further opportunity to repent and accept Christ for “Man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment” (Heb 9:27). Eternity without Jesus is a long time! 

We humans cannot fully grasp eternity because we have a linear ‘time’ concept with a start and end to our short assignment of earthly life. However the Bible says the unseen dimension is eternal, while the realm we relate to now is only temporary (Job 14:1,2; Ps 144:4; Mt 24:35; 2 Cor 4:18).
Most people have a sense that this life is not all there is, partially comprehending a dimension beyond  for God has put that sense of eternity in the hearts of humanity (Eccl 3:11; 2 Cor 5:1).

It is an attribute of God that He is eternal – the Father, Son (Jesus) and Holy Spirit have always existed and always will (Deut 33:27; Ps 41:13; Heb 1:10-12).

See also: end times, eternal damnation, eternal life, eternal security, judgement.


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