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.
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 […]