The reign of Christ and His priesthood comes to an end. When the Sonship is brought under subjection to God and God becomes all-in-all there will no longer be a need for the mediatorial role of Jesus Christ. This will be when all the purpose and plan of God for all the ages comes to fruition. Everything that God has been working for is suddenly realized right here. We do not know what that looks like!
Today, in scholarly circles, discussions about the meaning of eternity center around Medieval philosophical and theological reflection on the Latin word aeternitas, the word from which our “eternity” comes. More than just its predecessor, however, aeternitas was the catalyst for the idea in scripture. It was the Latin Vulgate, published in AD 400, that first juxtaposed the Greek sense of eternity upon scriptural teaching regarding the afterlife.
The concept of eternity is difficult to grasp. For instance, is it time without an end or the complete absence of time? Either way, it is an abstract idea that we have been wrestling with since Plato first introduced the concept. Yes, Plato the Greek philosopher, introduced the idea of “forever”.
A LOOK AT JUST TWO VERSES The writers of the New Testament believed in the ultimate universal reconciliation of all things, at least that has been my contention. A comparison of two passages from the […]
Years ago, we sang a lot of choruses during worship at church. One of the old Vineyard songs had a chorus that we sang frequently called, Refiner’s Fire. These are the lyrics of the first […]