In this article I have addressed several important issues such as, if the eons end (as the Bible says they do) does this lessen our life or God’s or Christ’s life? Does it lessen their glory? The other point is this: If Christ has immortality and we in the future put on immortality, does this somehow prove that that an eon or eonian is therefore eternal? Many of the Scriptures which Dwayne uses are redundant. I have left nothing out. This often makes for boring reading but here and there I’ve left a little nugget which may be helpful to those seeking the truth.

Dwayne’s words will be in italic and mine in Roman type.


CONCORDANT LITERAL NEW TESTAMENT
eon: The longest segment of time known in the Scriptures.

     Hebrews 9:12 (CPC) not even through the blood of he-goats and calves, but through His own blood, entered once for all time into the holy places, finding eonian redemption.
Correction: We do not have redemption from sins for a period of time.
     Hebrews 9:12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal (aionios) redemption.
     Dear Dwayne, “eonian” does not mean “for a period of time.” Eonian, being the adjective of eon has the basic meaning of “pertaining to the eon” or “pertaining to the eons” as the case may be. So the redemption is pertaining to the eon(s).
     The eonian redemption, like eonian life pertains to the eons and does not mean that God will not become All in all. Christ found eonian redemption which is redemption as it pertains to the eons. He will redeem His people during the eons. After the eons, God will be All in all.
No, Dwayne, aionios cannot mean “eternal” for it would have to “pertain to the eternity” and since no aion is eternal the adjective cannot pertain to that which is eternal.

     1 Peter 5:10 (CPC) Now the God of all grace, Who calls you into His eonian glory in Christ, while briefly suffering, He will be adjusting, establishing, firming, founding you.
Correction: God’s glory is not for a period of time.
     1 Peter 5:10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal (aionios) glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
     Being called into His eonian glory or in other words being called into His glory as it pertains to the eons is not the same as saying that His glory is for a period of time. The glory that God will get, and into which we are called, is pertaining to the eons. When the eons end I’m sure that God will still get glory, but using the word “eonian” is not the way to prove that the glory is eternal. How could it? Since the Bible says that all the eons end how can that which is eonian and pertains to the eon(s) pertain to eternity? It can’t!

      Hebrews 9:14 (CPC) how much rather shall the blood of Christ, Who, through the eonian spirit offers Himself flawless to God, be cleansing your conscience from dead works to be offering divine service to the living and true God?
Correction: The Holy Spirit is not for a period of time.
     Hebrews 9:14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal (aionios) Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
     It does not say it is referring to the “Holy Spirit.” It just says “spirit.” It is the eonian spirit. It is the spirit pertaining to the eons. The Bible says the eons end. That which pertains to the eons cannot pertain to eternity.

Hebrews 7: 28 (CPC) For the law is appointing men chief priests who have infirmity, yet the word sworn in the oath which is after the law, appoints the Son, perfected, for the eon.
Correction: Jesus Christ is not perfect for just a period of time.
     Hebrews 7:28 For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected (aion) forever.
     Hebrews 7:28 is not dealing with eternity. It is dealing with the eon. No eon is eternal. The Bible says that the eons end. To be literal it would have to be “perfected for the ever.” No “ever” is eternal in the Bible.

     Hebrews 13:8 (CPC) Jesus Christ, yesterday and today, is the Same One for the eons also.
     1 Timothy 1:17 (CPC) Now to the King of the eons, the incorruptible, invisible, only, and wise God, be honor and glory for the eons of the eons! Amen!
     Correction: The Concordant NT mistranslates a singular Greek word as a plural in English.
     Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and (aion) forever.
     1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the King (aion) eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
     The Alexandrinus, Vaticanus and Sinaticus all have AIWNWN (pronounced: I own own) and AIWNAC in 1 Timothy 1:17 and is the plural form of eon. As a matter of fact, I can’t find any Greek text which has eon in the singular in the above two passages. I think Dwayne needs to re-check his Greek texts.
Here is the Greek text:

1 Timothy 1:17

Please note the plural “eons.”
     Also, here is Hebrews 13:8 in the CLNT:
     “Jesus Christ, yesterday and today, is the Same One for the eons also.”
In other words, there is not going to be a different Jesus for the coming eons that is different from the Jesus of yesterday and today. It doesn’t mean when the eons end Jesus all of a sudden goes *poof* into nothingness.
     By the way, it’s not “(CPC)” as you reference the edition above but should be “(CLNT)” which stands for “Concordant Literal New Testament.” CPC stands for “Concordant Publishing Concern.”

     Romans 16:26 (CPC) yet manifested now and through prophetic scriptures, according to the injunction of the eonian God being made known to all nations for faith-obedience
Correction: God is not for just a period of time.
     Romans 16:26 but now has been made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures has been made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting (aionios) God, for obedience to the faith;
     Note: In their effort to downgrade the eternal (aion) or everlasting (aionios) judgment of God, the Concordant NT has also downgraded eternal life, the Holy Spirit, the Son, and the Father.
     Dear Dwayne, we didn’t downgrade anything. We are just going by what the Bible says. If it says that all the eons end who are we to say otherwise?
What I find interesting is that people don’t go to the verse that comes just before Romans 16:26:
     25 “Now to Him Who is able to establish you in accord with my evangel, and the heralding of Christ Jesus in accord with the revelation of a secret hushed in times eonian,” (CLNT)

     25 “Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began” (KJV)

     Notice that the KJV mistranslated aionios as “world,” and didn’t even translate kronos which should be “times.” So if we take aionios to mean “world” why don’t we just put “world” in Romans 16:26 and say “according to the commandment of the world God”?
     But it isn’t world and it isn’t everlasting. It is eonian. God is the eonian God. It is not saying that God is God for just a period of time. It is saying that God is the God pertaining to the eons. When the eons end and they surely will, will God end? No, but the eons will. God will cease to be the eonian God for there will no longer be eons to be God over. God will then be God All in all. The term “eonian God” just means that God is the Subjector and Placer and One who rules and directs everything pertaining to the eons.

     Universal Salvation/Unitarians teach that the words “eternal, everlasting, for ever and ever, for ever, forevermore”[#165](aion) are only for an unspecified “eon” of time, meaning not for eternity. An age of time, an undetermined temporary duration of time called an “age, eon, eons, for the eons of the eons or eonian.” But by doing so, in the exact definition of the word, the denial of their own eternal life is also for an “age or eon.” It also is calling GOD a liar. Why? The LORD is eternal, literally, without end. It is one of many attribute’s of the LORD. Because of Revelation 11:15 “..of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever[#165](aion) and ever[#165](aion). That is complete non-sense and a denial of the true everlasting kingdom of our LORD! Now examine the following three reasons that will prove the error of Universal Salvation. This is also verified by scripture. “1Corinthians 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality,...”
     The Bible does not reveal to us how long God lives by the words “aion” or “aionios.” How could it? The Bible says that all the eons end.
     Dwayne quotes Rev.11:15 above. If he wants “ever” to be the word for “aion” in this verse it would have to be translated as “for the evers (aionas) of the evers (aionon),” both eons being in the plural. Jesus does not reign for eternity because 1Cor.15:25 says He reigns only until all are subject to Him and in 1Cor.15:24 it says He gives up the kingdom to God. This does not deny that “OF His kingdom there shall be no consummation.” He hands the kingdom over to God.
     As to your usage of 1Cor.15:54 above, this does not prove nor disprove that the eons are endless. One can have immortality and yet the eons still end. And in fact this is the case with the Scriptures. The eons end yet we live through and beyond the eons NOT because we have eonian life but because we put on immortality and incorruption.
     Oh, and by the way, we do not say that “eon” means “not for eternity” as Dwayne claims above. First of all “aionios” does not mean “an age.” It is an adjective. It means “pertaining to the age or eon.” Also, eon does not mean “not forever.” We do not say that eon means “not forever.” We are saying that eon does not mean “forever.” For instance, say I hold up a yellow book. And I say that the book is yellow. I’m not saying that yellow means “not red.” Eonian does not mean “everlasting.” But it also does not mean “not everlasting.”
Here are some examples of nouns and their adjectives:

          heaven is a noun
          heavenly is an adjective
          I saw an heavenly angel. The angel pertains to heaven.

          America is a noun
          American is an adjective
          George Bush is the American president. His presidency pertains to America.

          aion (eon) is a noun
          aionion (eonian) is an adjective
          “...and these shall be coming away into eonian chastening, yet the just into life           eonian” (Matt.25:46). Both the chastening and the life pertain to the eon.

     This is basic English grammar. Look in any Greek grammer for the definition of the adjective. They say that “The adjective modifies the noun.” So, since God is a noun and eonian is an adjective, it is the job of eonian to modify God. The noun “God” does not modify the adjective “eonian.” The meaning of the adjective “eonian” is cut in stone. It does not change its meaning based upon the different nouns it is modifying.
     For instance, here are examples where “eonian” is connected with thigs of limited duration:
     (Exo 29:9) Then you will gird them with sashes, Aaron and his sons, and bind up caps on them, so that the priesthood comes to be theirs for an eonian statute when you have filled the hand of Aaron and the hands of his sons.
     (Exo 40:15) and anoint them just as you anointed their father that they serve as priests for Me. So it will come to be that their anointing is to bestow on them as eonian priesthood throughout their generations.
     (Num 25:13) it will be his and his seed’s after him, the covenant of an eonian priesthood, inasmuch as he was zealous for his Elohim and made a propitiatory shelter over the sons of Israel.
     The Levitical priesthood, which is said to be eonian is done away by the priesthood according to the order of Melchizedek which Christ had?
Should “eonian” mean one thing concerning the Levitical priesthood and mean another thing when applied to God? Just because we believe God has an “eternal” nature does not mean eonian should be eternal when applied to Him? No in both cases. The Levitical priesthood was pertaining to the eon. God, in Romans 16:26 is pertaining to the eons.

     Universalists assume that “aion” is denoting “a period of time” or “an indeterminable amount of time.” If this is true, several problems are introduced and are contradictory to the attributes of the most High God. Not to also mention, that acceptance of this definition for “aion” also contradicts and denies the universalist defin[i]tion of endless life. How can we live endlessly with a God that is “temporarily” righteous, is not immortal, has no glory, is not wise, has no endless kingdom, and does not abide endlessly?
     Sorry, Dwayne, but I assume nothing. The Bible is quite clear that all the eons end. If there are eons to come that means one must end for another to replace it. This in itself proves that the eons are not “eternal.”
THE EONS END, INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY
Heb.9:26 the conclusion of the eons (KJV has: the end of the world)
1Cor.10:11 the consummations of the eons (KJV has: the ends of the world)
Matt.24:3 the conclusion of the eon (KJV has: the end of the world)

Eons in the past:
Col.1:26 hid from the eons (KJV: hid from ages)

Eon in the present:
Luke 20:34 this eon (KJV: this world)

Eons in the Future:
Eph.2:7 eons to come (KJV: ages to come)

     To a rational human being, the above proof should be sufficient to prove that the eons end.
So, how can we live endlessly if aion (eon) is not unending? Simple. The eons are never said to be unending in the Bible. No, not so much as even once. They are said to END. That much we do know. So since we believers put on immortality and incorruption, this means that even though the eons end our life does not. We do not have immortality because we have eonian life! We get immortality due to getting immortality! This does not “contradict the Universalist definition of endless life” as Dwayne supposes.

      Let us examine some attributes of God within the context of the verse’s with the word “aion” contained within these verses:
     If and only if, “aion” is temporary then the following assumptions must be true
     a.. The glory of God is temporary (contradicts: 1 Timothy 1:17, Revelation 22:5, Jude 1:25, Matthew 6:13, Galatians 1:5, Romans 1:23 and Philippians 4:20)
     Well, let’s just step through each of the verses dwayne references above:
1Tim.1:17 Now to the King of the eons, the incorruptible, invisible, only, and wise God, be honor and glory for the eons of the eons! Amen!
     Rev.22:5 And night shall be no more, and they have no need of lamplight and sunlight, for the Lord God shall be illuminating them. And they shall be reigning for the eons of the eons.
     Jude 1:25 to the only God, our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, might and authority before the entire eon, now, as well as for all the eons. Amen!
     Matt.6:13 And mayest Thou not be bringing us into trial, but rescue us from the wicked one.’
     Gal.1:4,5 Who gives Himself for our sins, so that He might extricate us out of the present wicked eon, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to Whom be glory for the eons of the eons. Amen!
     Rom.1: 23 and they change the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of a corruptible human being and flying creatures and quadrupeds and reptiles.
     Phil.4:20 Now to our God and Father be glory for the eons of the eons! Amen!
     Now, then, do the above verses contradict that God’s glory is temporary? By no means. God will get glory for the eons of the eons which are the final two eons to come. When those eons end, does it say that God’s glory ends? No. I’m sure he will continue to receive glory from all creation. It is just that those two final eons will especially be marked as ones in which God will get glory whereas in the former eons He has not received much glory from His created beings.

      b.. The righteousness of God is also temporary, which is implying that God is a sinner! (contradicts: 1 Timothy 1:17, 1Timothy 6:16, 1 Peter 1:23, Jude 1:25, John 12:34, John 14:16 and 2Corinthians 9:9)
     I don’t know why Dwayne quotes 1Tim.1:17 and Jude 1:25 which I quoted in full above. Neither aion nor aionios (eon/eonian) when applied to God prove that God’s righteousness is temporary. And the verses he references do not contradict that if aion does not mean endless.
     1Tim.1:17 (already shown above)
     1Tim.6:16 Who alone has immortality, making His home in light inaccessible, Whom not one of mankind perceived nor can be perceiving, to Whom be honor and might eonian! Amen!
     1Pet.1:23 having been regenerated, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, living and permanent . . . 25 Yet the declaration of the Lord is remaining for the eon.
     Jude 1:25 (already shown above)
     John 12:34 The throng, then, answered Him, “We hear out of the law that the Christ is remaining for the eon, and how are you saying that the Son of Mankind must be exalted? Who is this Son of Mankind?”
     John 14:16 “And I shall be asking the Father, and He will be giving you another consoler, that it, indeed, may be with you for the eon--
     In John 14:16 the consoler has been with believers for the eon. Christ sent the consoler to console believers in His absence for the eon. When we are with Christ we will no longer need consoling.
     2Cor.9:9 according as it is written, He scatters, He gives to the drudges, His righteousness remains for the eon.
     It is true that His righteousness remains for the eon. Does this mean that when the eon ends (as the Bible says that all the eons will end) that His righteousness will automatically end when the eon ends? No. It is just saying that while there are many things that will not last for the duration of the eon, His righteousness is surely something that will not fail and can be counted on.

     c.. God lives only temporarily, God eventually dies. (contradicts: 1Timothy 1:17, 1Timothy 6:16, 1Peter 1:23, Jude 1:25, Revelation 10:6, and Matthew 6:13)
     This is puzzling. Not one of the verses Dwayne references prove that God is eternal or does not eventually die. Let’s look at them. Some of the verses have already been posted by me in full above such as 1Tim.1:17; 6:16; 1Pet.1:23; Jude 1:25; and Matt.6:13 (which I don’t even know why he quotes). So here is Rev.10:6:
     Rev.10: 6 “and swears by Him Who is living for the eons of the eons, Who creates heaven and that which is in it, and the earth and that which is in it, and the sea and that which is in it, that there will be no longer a time of delay.”
     Since the Bible declares that all the eons end and since it states above that He is living for the eons of the eons (the last two greatest eons) does this prove that Christ lives only temporarily? By no means! We believers will live through the last two eons as well. But we won’t die suddenly when the eons end because we will have put on immortality and incorruptibility. It is just showing that while many may die during the final eons Christ will not. Christ is immortal, not because of the eons but because of having immortality.

     d.. God’s Kingdom is temporary, (contradicts: Revelation 22:5, Daniel 7:18, Jude 1:25, Matthew 6:13, and Ephesians 1:21)
     Rev.22:5; Jude 1:25; Matt.6:13 already posted above. Let’s look at the rest and see if they really prove that God’s kingdom is temporary:
     Daniel 7:18 Yet the saints of the supremacies shall receive the kingdom and they will safeguard the kingdom unto the eon, even unto the eon of the eons.
     Eph.1:21 “up over every sovereignty and authority and power and lordship, and every name that is named, not only in this eon, but also in that which is impending.”
     Now then if “eon” is eternal, then how can this eon end and the impending eon come? Also, in Dan.7:18 it is not saying how long the kingdom lasts. It says it will be safeguarded for the eon. When all are subjected to Christ, Christ will give up the kingdom to God and will quit reigning as 1Cor.15:24,25 says. When the eons end, and they surely will (the Bible tells me so), this does not mean that the kingdom will end. The Bible says that there is no consummation to the kingdom in Luke 1:33 but this is not so due to the word “aion/eon”.

     e.. God is only wise temporarily, God is apparently unwise later on.(contradicts: 1Timothy 1:17, Romans 16:27 and Jude 1:25)
The other verses Dwayne references were posted above except Romans 16:27 which is posted now: Rom.16:27 “to the only, and wise God, through Christ Jesus, be glory for the eons of the eons. Amen!”
     I see no reason why Dwayne says that if aion (eon) is not eternal that therefore He is wise only temporarily due to what Rom.16:27 states. Romans 16:27 says nothing about how long His wisdom endures. It just states that He is wise and that He will get glory for the eons of he eons (the last two eons).

     f.. God is incorruptible temporarily, (contradicts: 1Timothy 6:16, 1Peter 1:23, 2Corinthians 9:9 and Romans 1:23)
     How do those verses contradict that God is incorruptible if eon is not eternal? They don’t.
     1Tim.6:16 Who alone has immortality, making His home in light inaccessible, Whom not one of mankind perceived nor can be perceiving, to Whom be honor and might eonian! Amen!
     1 Peter 1:23 “having been regenerated, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, living and permanent . . . 25 Yet the declaration of the Lord is remaining for the eon.”
     2 Corinthians 9:9 “according as it is written, He scatters, He gives to the drudges, His righteousness remains for the eon.”
     It is true that His righteousness remains for the eon. Does this mean that when the eon ends (as the Bible says that all the eons will end) that His righteousness will automatically end when the eon ends? No. It is just saying that while there are many things that will not last for the duration of the eon, His righteousness is surely something that will not fail and can be counted on.
     Romans 1:23 “and they change the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of a corruptible human being and flying creatures and quadrupeds and reptiles.”
     Yes, God is incorruptible even though the eons end (the Bible says they end). When they end He will not cease to be incorruptible. A decade is not unending. A person that lives for the decade does not automatically die when the decade ends. An eon is longer than a decade to be sure but is not unending. The bible says they all end.

      g.. God is not immortal, God eventually dies. (contradicts: 1Timothy 1:17, 1Timothy 6:16, 1Peter 1:23, Jude 1:25, Revelation 10:6, and Matthew 6:13)
     That is not correct. How can God, being immortal, die if aion (eon) is not eternal? None of those scriptures you quote contradicts God being immortal if eon is not eternal.

     h.. God abide’s only temporarily, (contradicts: 1Peter 1:23, John 12:34 and John 14:16)
     Your statement above is just not correct as has been shown above. “Christ is remaining for the eon (Jn.12:34). That is what the Jews got out of the law concerning the Messiah. Christ will remain for the eon when He sets up His 1000 year reign on the earth and during the new earth eon as well.
     And what was Jesus’ response to those Jews who said that the law says that the Christ is remaining for the eon? . . . He said this in Jn.12:35: “Still a little time the light is among you. Be walking while you have the light, lest the darkness may be overtaking you . . . .” This shows that “eon” is not eternal for if Christ was to remain among them for eternity how was it He said that the light would not always be with them by what He said?

     1Timothy 1:17 Now unto the King eternal[aion], immortal, invisible, the only wise God, [be] honour and glory for ever[aion] and ever[aion]. Amen.
     Now unto the King of the eons (plural), immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for the eons of the eons. Amen.
     The phrase: “for ever and ever” is an improper translation. In the first place both eons are in the plural and the latter one is in the genitive. So if the KJV was to be correct it would have to say: “for the evers of the evers.”      But the Bible says that the eons end so when the eons end He will cease being the King of the eons since there will be no eons to be king over. God will rule in the hearts of men instead.

     1Timothy 6:16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom [be] honour and power everlasting. Amen.
     1Tim.6:16 Who alone has immortality, making His home in light inaccessible, Whom not one of mankind perceived nor can be perceiving, to Whom be honor and might eonian! Amen!
     The honor and might is eonian (i.e. pertaining to the eon(s).) No eon is eternal therefore that which pertains to the eon(s) pertains to the eon(s).

      Revelation 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they (his servants---Rev. 22:3) shall reign for ever[aion] and ever[aion].
     Revelation 22:5 “And night shall be no more, and they have no need of lamplight and sunlight, for the Lord God shall be illuminating them. And they shall be reigning for the eons of the eons.”
     These are the final two eons (the eons of the eons.) They as well as Christ will quit reigning as 1Cor.15:24.25 state so they can reign for eternity. This proves the phrase “eons of the eons” cannot mean “for eternity.”

     Daniel 7:18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
     Daniel 7:18 Yet the saints of the supremacies shall receive the kingdom and they will safeguard the kingdom unto the eon, even unto the eon of the eons.
     Now then if “eon” is eternal, then how can this eon end and the impending eon come? Also, in Daniel 7:18 it is not saying how long the kingdom lasts. It says it will be safeguarded for the eon. When all are subjected to Christ, Christ will give up the kingdom to God and will quit reigning as 1Cor.15:24,25 says. When the eons end, and they surely will (the Bible tells me so), this does not mean that the kingdom will end. The Bible says that there is no consummation to the kingdom in Luke 1:33 but this is not so due to the word “aion/eon”.

      1Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible(1 Cor. 15:52), by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever[aion].
     1 Peter 1:23 “having been regenerated, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, living and permanent . . . 25 Yet the declaration of the Lord is remaining for the eon.”
     It’s not “for ever” but would have to be “for THE ever.” Remember, the Bible says that the eons end.

      Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Saviour, [be] glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever[aion]. Amen.
     Jude 1:25 “to the only God, our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, might and authority before the entire eon, now, as well as for all the eons. Amen!”
     Please notice Dwayne’s translation left out “entire” (pantos) and “eon” (they just have “both now”) and didn’t show eon in the plural at the end. I wonder why? Got something to hide? Maybe it would expose their falsities?

      Revelation 10:6 “And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are,...”
     Revelation 10: 6 “and swears by Him Who is living for the eons of the eons, Who creates heaven and that which is in it, and the earth and that which is in it, and the sea and that which is in it, that there will be no longer a time of delay.”
     Since the Bible declares that all the eons end and since it states above that He is living for the eons of the eons (the last two greatest eons) does this prove that Christ lives only temporarily? By no means! We believers will live through the last two eons as well. But we won’t die suddenly when the eons end because we will have put on immortality and incorruptibility. It is just showing that while many may die during the final eons Christ will not. Christ is immortal, not because of the eons but because of having immortality.

     1John 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever[aion].
1 John 2:17 And the world is passing by, and its desire, yet he who is doing the will of God is remaining for the eon. Even though the eons end (the Bible says they do) we will continue to live due to having immortality. We will get to abide for the eon while many may not.

     Matthew 6:13 “...For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever[aion]. Amen.”
     The part of Matt.6:13 is not in any of the three greatest uncial Greek mss. But if it were it would be for the eon. And since the Bible says that the eons end . . . you’ll have to make up your own mind as to who to believe.

     John 12:34 “...that Christ abideth for ever[aion]:...”

     “Christ is remaining for the eon” (Jn.12:34). That is what the Jews got out of the law concerning the Messiah. Christ will remain for the eon when He sets up His 1000 year reign on the earth and during the new earth eon as well.
     And what was Jesus’ response to those Jews who said that the law says that the Christ is remaining for the eon? . . . He said this in Jn.12:35: “Still a little time the light is among you. Be walking while you have the light, lest the darkness may be overtaking you . . . .” This shows that “eon” is not eternal for if Christ was to remain among them for eternity how was it He said that the light would not always be with them by what He said?

     John 14:16 “...the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever[aion];...”
     John 14:16 “And I shall be asking the Father, and He will be giving you another consoler, that it, indeed, may be with you for the eon
     In John 14:16 the consoler has been with believers for the eon. Christ sent the consoler to console believers in His absence for the eon. When we are with Christ we will no longer need consoling.

     Romans 1:23 “...And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God...”
I think you meant “incorruptible”.

     Romans 1:25 “...the Creator, who is blessed for ever[aion]. Amen.”
“. . . Who is blessed for the eons. Amen!
“aion” is in the plural. God is blessed for the eons. This does not say that when the eons ends that God will cease to be blessed.

     Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Saviour, [be] glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever[aion]. Amen.

     Jude 1:25 “to the only God, our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, might and authority before the entire eon, now, as well as for all the eons. Amen!
     Please notice Dwayne’s translation left out “entire” (pantos) and “eon” (they just have “both now”) and didn’t show eon in the plural at the end. I wonder why? Got something to hide? Maybe it would expose their falsities?

     Romans 9:5 “... Christ [came], who is over all, God blessed for ever[aion]. Amen.”
     Romans 9:5 “whose are the fathers, and out of whom is the Christ according to the flesh, Who is over all, God be blessed for the eons. Amen!”
     Yes, during all the coming final eons may God be blessed! Does this say He won’t be blessed when the eons end even though the Bible says they all end? No.

     Romans 16:27 “To God only wise, [be] glory through Jesus Christ for ever[aion]...”
     Romans 16:27 “to the only, and wise God, through Christ Jesus, be glory for the eons of the eons. Amen!”
     I see no reason why Dwayne says that if aion (eon) is not eternal that therefore He is wise only temporarily due to what Romans 16:27 states. Romans 16:27 says nothing about how long His wisdom endures. It just states that He is wise and that He will get glory for the eons of he eons (the last two eons.)

     2Corinthians 9:9 “...his righteousness remaineth for ever[aion].”
     2 Corinthians 9:9 “according as it is written, He scatters, He gives to the drudges, His righteousness remains for the eon.”
     It is true that His righteousness remains for the eon. Does this mean that when the eon ends (as the Bible says that all the eons will end) that His righteousness will automatically end when the eon ends? No. It is just saying that while there are many things that will not last for the duration of the eon, His righteousness is surely something that will not fail and can be counted on.

     Galatians 1:5 To whom [be] glory for ever[aion] and ever[aion]. Amen.
     Galatians 1:4,5 Who gives Himself for our sins, so that He might extricate us out of the present wicked eon, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to Whom be glory for the eons of the eons. Amen!
     Let’s see, if according to Dwaine “eon” is “eternal” or “eternity” how is it that we are living in the present wicked eternity? If one eternity is endless then why need more than one eon? Why need five eons? Are there five eternities? Furthermore He will get glory for the eons of the eons or ages of the ages (the last two greatest ages or eons).

     Ephesians 1:20 “Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the heavenly [places],”
     Ephesians 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
     Ephesians 1:20Let’s see, it’s a duck, no it’s a plane, it’s a world! Funny how Dwayne wants so badly for aion to be eternal, and yet the very translation he uses translates aion as “world” in Ephesians 1:21 above! And yet his version says in Matthew 24:3 that the world ends! Uh oh! So according to his translation God lives for the world (aion) and our salvation is only for the world (aion). etc. etc. etc. See, I can be just as weird as Dwayne if I want to go to extremes.

     Philippians 4:20 Now unto God and our Father [be] glory for ever[aion] and ever[aion]. Amen.

      Phillippians 4:20 “Now to our God and Father be glory for the eons (aiwnas: plural) of the eons (aiwnwn: plural)! Amen!” God will get glory for the final two greatest eons. In this eon it is not characterized as Him getting much glory. Wait till He dwells among mankind on the earth in regal splendor!

How can the attributes of God that are IDENTICAL to the universalist own definition of “endless life” contradict one another without admitting that “everlasting, for ever and ever” are also endless? You cannot honestly deny this! This proves “aion” and also “aionios” to be defined exactly the way our Holy Bible defines “eternal, for ever, everlasting....etc.” 2 Timothy 1:10 is the nail in the coffin for the lies of Universalism. Because Jesus Christ “abolished death” and brings “immortality” through the gospel. Romans 2:7 is the believer’s “immortality” which is also defined as “eternal life.” Jesus Christ ALONE has immortality. Alone. Only Jesus Christ can give incorruption, immortality and eternal endless life.
     First of all, the Bible says that the eons end. Therefore that which is eonian is that which pertains to the eons. If God’s glory, power and might are eonian then they pertain to the eons. Does this mean that His attributes, which are eonian, end when the eons end? By no means, unless of course it is talking about being the “King of the eons” and the “eonian God.” When the eons end He won’t have any eons to be King over nor be God over.
     Secondly, because one has immortality does not prove therefore that the eons are eternal. This is absurd and a lapse in logic. One can and does have endless life and still live through the non-endless eons. One can have endless life and still have life pertaining to the eons (i.e. eonian life) even though the eons end.
     Dwayne wants his cake and eat it too. He wants to have his bible define aion and aionios as “eternal”, “for ever,” and “everlasting” but he won’t let his bible also define it as “world” and “age” and with the negative “never” and “course”, all of which are not eternal!
     The only nail in anyone’s coffin is in Dwayne’s. We believe that Jesus Christ “abolishes death” and brings “immortality through the gospel.” But this does not mean that eonian life, which is life pertaining to the non-eternal eons is immortal! Christ put on immortality almost two thousand years ago. And He’s been living during this entire wicked eon. Does this prove that the eon in which we live is eternity? NO!

      Romans 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

UNIVERSALIST DEFINITION OF ENDLESS LIFE:
“...immortality...incorruptible...eternal life...”
1Corinthians 15:42 “...incorruption[861](aphtharsia)...”
1Corinthians 15:50 “...incorruption[861](aphtharsia)...”
1Corinthians 15:52 “...incorruptible[862](aphthartos)...”
1Corinthians 15:53
“...incorruption[861](aphtharsia)...immortality[110](athanasia)...”
1Corinthians 15:54
“...incorruption[861](aphtharsia).....immortality[110](athanasia)...”
Romans 2:7 “...To them who by patient continuance in well
doing...immortality[861](aphtharsia), eternal life:...”
1Peter 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible[862](aphthartos), and undefiled,
and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
1John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear
what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like
him; for we shall see him as he is.
Romans 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his
death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
     Yes and it is all to be believed that we will put on incorruption and immortality. But this in no way proves that the eons are endless especially when the Bible clearly says that they are not endless!

GOD’S OWN ATTRIBUTES: “...immortality...immortal...abolishes death...”
1Timothy 6:16 “...immortality[110](athanasia)...power everlasting...”
1Timothy 1:17 “...King eternal...immortal[862](aphthartos)... the only wise
God...for ever and ever[165](aion)...”
2Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus
Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and
immortality[861](aphtharsia) to light through the gospel:
Psalms 90:2 “...everlasting to everlasting, thou [art] God....”
1Kings 8:27 “...But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven
and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee;...”
     1 Timothy 1:17 “...King of the eons...immortal [862](aphtharto)...the only wise God be honor and glory for the eons of the eons [165] (aiwnas twn aiwnwn).

     Psalm 90:2 :
“Ere the mountains were born,
And You travailed with the earth and the habitance,
From eon unto eon You are God.”

     So, as a final point, just because one has immortality and puts on immortality does not mean vis a vis that the eons are eternal. The Bible shows that the eons end (all of them end). So how can any eon be eternal? And how can that which is eonian be pertaining to eternity since it pertains to the eon(s)?


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