Weekly Word Definition – Eternity

Eternity, in common parlance, means infinite time that never ends (or the quality, condition or fact of being eternal). Classical philosophy, however, defines eternity as what exists outside time – as in describing supernatural beings and forces, whereas sempiternity corresponds to the infinitely temporal, non-metaphoric definitions, as recited in requiem prayers for the dead. Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) and many others in the Age of Enlightenment drew on the classical distinction to put forward metaphysical hypotheses such as “eternity is a permanent Now”. Wikipedia

Can You Explain Eternity?

“Eternity” To many, it is thought to be the realm where time goes on and on, non-stop, ad infinitum, into which one enters after death.

Words Synonymous to “Eternal” The words “forever” and “everlasting,” and the phrase “forever and ever” are used throughout scripture as synonyms for the word “eternal.”

What Does Eternity Represent?

Eternity is endless time. In philosophy and mathematics, an infinity sign is used to depict infinite duration, also called sempiternity or everlasting. Eternity is a crucial concept in many religions, where the immortality of God is said to endure eternally.

Eternity is also a vital part of Christianity. Many non-believers and even most religions want to lump Christianity into the category of a religion. Christianity does not have repetitive sayings or mandatory worship features. Christianity is a way of life. Christians live the bible daily, not just on Sunday.

Is God Everlasting or Eternal?

God is commonly portrayed as being eternal; however, there is more than one way to understand the concept of “eternal.” On the one hand, God may be thought of as “everlasting,” which means that God has existed through all time.

What are some symbols of eternity?

The infinity symbol. It is a symbol of eternity because it never ends. Another symbol would be the circle, it has no beginning and no end. Another symbol would be the True Christian. A true Christian has inherited eternal life and has already begun living it.

What is the difference between eternity and forever?

As nouns the difference between eternity and forever is that eternity is (uncountable) existence without end, infinite time while forever is an extremely long time. (duration) for all time, for all eternity; for an infinite amount of time.

Think of it this way. True Christians have God, the Holy Spirit living in their hearts all the time (John 14:17).

The time one spends in the dentist chair is (forever).

The time a True Christian spends with God is (eternity).

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