We’re studying Eternal in the New Testament

I’ve been exploring the use of  the word “Eternal” in the Old Testament scriptures and decided to explore the New Testament in order to discover its application. I discovered that aiōnios (G 166) is an adjective used for eternal in the New Testament. Everlasting is a synonym used to translate the word aiōnios (G 166).

USE OF THE WORDS ETERNAL & EVERLASTING IN

NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES

A. ETERNAL MEANS BEFORE EARTH’S EXISTENCE

Who saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began/aiōnios ” – 2 Tim 1: 19.

I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people – Rev 14: 6.

B. THE THINGS THAT ARE ETERNAL ARE INVISIBLE TO THE HUMAN EYE

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal– 2 Cor 4: 18.

B. GOD IS ETERNAL

To him be honor and eternal dominion” 1Tim 6: 16.

How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God” – Heb 9: 14.

the blood of the everlasting covenant – Heb 13: 20.

C. GOD HAS RESERVED ETERNAL LIFE & SALVATION FOR BELIEVERS (49 references)

Scriptures indicate that there is an unending existence after death. Believers in Jesus will receive everlasting life while unbelievers will enter everlasting judgment and torments.

Everlasting life – Mt 19: 29

Everlasting habitations – Lk 16: 9

Eternal Life – Mt 19: 16; Mk 10: 17;

Life eternal – Mt 25: 46

He became the author of eternal salvation – Heb 5: 9.

He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us – Heb 9: 12

And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant…that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance – Heb 9: 15.

C. GOD HAS RESERVED OTHER ETERNAL REWARDS FOR BELIEVERS

The eternal weight of glory reserved for those who are afflicted in this world – 2 Cor 4: 17.

But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory – 1 Pet 5: 10.

…when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands” – 2 Cor 5: 1

Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation” – 2 Thess 2: 16.

God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – 2 Pet 1: 11.

THERE IS AN ETERNAL/EVERLASTING FIRE & PUNISHMENT FOR UNBELIEVERS (7 references)

Everlasting and eternal life are usually contrasted with eternal damnation and fire. For example, Jesus said:

“If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire” – Mt 18: 8.

Everlasting fire (prepared for the devil and his angels) – Mt 18: 18;; Mt 25: 41; Mt 35: 41

Everlasting punishment – Mt 25: 46

Eternal damnation – Mark 3: 29;

Everlasting destruction – 2 Thes 1: 9.

Eternal judgment – Heb 6: 2

Blessings and Peace!

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