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Beginnings

1. God’s ‘way’ begins

2. Creation of cosmos + Earth

Long Gap

3. Creation of man

4. Abrahamic Covenant

5. Mosaic  Covenant

6. Jesus' Ministry

7..Jesus’ Resurrection-1st Christian.

Eons of Time and Eons of No time (‘aionios’  testifies to Christ)

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When these last few pages are considered (the Foundation of the World, Foundation of the Earth and Seven Beginnings) then it is possible that the other terms translated as ‘world’ in the KJV may also carry more specific and consistent meanings than generally understood. These meanings may be easier to ascertain once the meanings of the Foundation of the Earth and Foundation of the World (FOTW) and Beginnings are established and also with Kerr’s revelations.

I am going to speculate to see if any further understanding can be gained by assigning different and specific meanings or time frames to the word ‘aion’. I do not regard this is as proof of meaning of the word ‘aion’ but the exercise is more to suggest there may be consistencies in its usage not previously considered. I do stress that this exercise is a little more speculative than the previous and this whole process is more viable with Gap Theory as it seems to provide pivotal events to refer to, pivotal events that tie in with the biblical ‘aion’ statements issued (the ‘aion’ is often to some degree a determinable as to the time they apply to by their surrounding text).

Gap Theory acceptance has, for me, led to greater revelation on Seven Beginnings, the Foundation of the World and may even help understanding the mysteries surrounding the Greek word ‘aion’.

I suggest that all the Seven Beginnings from the previous pages and summarised below mark the beginning of significant ‘aions’ and all may be referred to in Scripture. (There are many other ‘aions’ too.)

  1. God had a ‘way’ in the spiritual realm before the Earth was formed. (Proverbs 8:23) .Presumably, this way is. by all definitions, the beginning of everything and will never end.
  2. God stretches out the heavens and creates planet Earth and the cosmos. (Genesis1:!) Then a gap of millions of years,
  3. God creates man. (Genesis 1:26)
  4. The Abrahamic Covenant. (Genesis 1:2)
  5. The Mosaic Covenant. (Exodus 19)
  6. Jesus Ministry begins. Matthew 4
  7. Jesus’ Resurrection and the first Christians. The New Testament

I understand that the term ‘aion’ and its derivatives are probably some of the most difficult to translate in the New Testament and I also appreciate this is a much discussed topic. There are many very competently produced works that discuss its meaning e.g. here [1}  here. & Here [2]. here.[3],. I accept that these works are more scholarly than mine but I suggest some modern revelations have revealed new interpretations of scripture not available to these previous authors and so my stance is slightly different to these with more emphasis on the Lord Jesus Christ, timelessness and the spiritual realm.


The Established Meanings

Kosmos: What adorns the earth. The life and culture present on the earth at the moment. Human society at the moment. What the conditions are on the Earth at that moment. We can see modern derivatives of this: Cosmology: stars adoring the skies, cosmetics: makeup adoring the face.

Aion: The current era, a length of time on earth, an age, worlds. Or, forever, eternal or in perpetuity.

Aionios: ‘Aion’ like, the adjective form of ‘aion’, ‘literally ‘of ages’ often translated: eternal, everlasting.

Chronos: Time either long or short duration. Our standard ticking clock time.

Kairos: A measure of time, the right time, an opportunity in time.

English: Forever: For all future time, for always. Example: ‘they are forever arguing’ (here the term can be bounded-in the example for as long the people who are arguing are alive together).

English: Eternal: Lasting or existing forever without end. There seems to be no limitation with this word, but does it mean all of time and any eternity without time too?

English: Everlasting: lasting forever or a very long time.

Please note that  words like ‘forever’ do not necessarily mean for ever, but can mean just for a long time, at least in our modern day understanding of the word at any rate.  Please note:Word meanings can change.

It is also a possibility that ‘forever ‘and ‘for ever and ever’ ‘eternal’ and everlasting may be considered time based words and that when these words are used within time and outside of time (see below) they may carry completely different meanings or even be different concepts.

lKerr speaks of an end to time.

If these words apply to time only, then would events that end coincident with end of time or ‘past’ the end of time be considered to have been eternal or forever?

Kerr’s Relevant Revelations

lKerr describes time beginning with the formation of the cosmos-the stretching out of the universe.

lKerr describes before then as an eternity with no time.

lKerr describes going to heaven and viewing a lot of activity and when she returns to Earth it is as though no time has passed.

lKerr has revealed that time ends after the establishment of the new Earth and both realms eventually amalgamate.

lKerr has revealed that when in the spiritual realm, you are immediately aware there is no time.

lKerr describes there being ‘an eternity’ before, during and after time on Earth.

lKerr describes there being ‘an eternity inside God the Father.’

lKerr describes Jesus bending time and dimensionality and prophesies that we will be doing the same. (Luke 4:30)

lKerr describes feeling like being ‘on the edge of eternity’ when she is taken to Heaven.

Some Previous Studies on the Word ‘Aion’ and its Various Definitions in More Depth

I like the summary presented by ‘’mercyuponall’:  here

‘Undoubtedly the definition given by Schleusner is the accurate one, ‘Duration determined by the subject to which it is applied.’

I would like to extend Schleusner’s definition of ‘aion’ above and suggest that when it is used and the ‘era/age’ is not specified in the surrounding text then it is not just applying to any age but the age is:

‘Olam’ = ‘Aion’

The Hebrew word ‘olam’ and Greek word ‘aion’ seem to be directly interchangeable in Septuagint translations.. So, more clues about the meaning of ‘aion’ can be gained by studying ‘olam’ and ‘aion’ simultaneously together.

An excellent study of the literal meanings of ‘aion’ and ‘aionios’ can be found by Luke Kessler here.

He points out here that Bullinger in Appendix 129 to his Companion Bible says,

The root meaning of ‘aion’ is expressed by the Hebrew ‘olam’ … which denotes indefinite, unknown or concealed duration; just as we speak of ‘the patriarchal age,’ or ‘the golden age,’ etc. Hence it has come to denote any given period of time, characterized by a special form of Divine administration or dispensation.”

Speaking ‘from’ a physical realm point of view (I will go into why I stress physical later) I would reword this slightly as an age beginning with a new gift or work from God/Jesus/The Holy Spirit as all ‘aions’ seem to begin with a graceful or creative outpouring.  I like Bullinger’s ‘concealed duration’  but I seek to show this ‘concealing’ aspect is a dimensionality statement.

Aions Can be Short

A study of ‘olam’ also shows there are ‘olam/aions’ that are specifically defined and of shorter duration than you would expect an age to be e.g. Jonah’s time in the whale’s belly (or if he died as many think -myself included) his brief ‘time’ in Hell (after he died in the whale) and every single man’s life is also an ‘aion/olam’. (Jonah 2:6)

I thank Luke Kessler again for pointing out and confirming this in that:

John of Damascus (AD 750) defines it thus,

1. The life of every man is called an ‘aión’. … 3. The whole duration or life of this world is called ‘aión’. 4. The life after the resurrection is called ‘the ‘aion’ to come

Or, in reverse, I suggest, that it may be that any created organism that carries a spirit, then their life span will be an ‘aion/olam’ as the organism has a spiritual component. So, all nephesh chay animal’s life is an ‘olam/aion’ too. (I have no scriptural evidence of this use of ‘olam/aion’- just a posit.

I do not think there is any single word that can be used to replace ‘aion’ and I am going to suggest that as well as meaning an ‘age’ or ‘period’ or ‘term’, it is to some degree almost a concept or even a design statement about time and eternity.

lKerr has revealed that there is no time in Heaven ,so, how can God describe an eternity to us when we have no experience or any words for ‘durations’ in timelessness? Maybe, He uses terms that describe properties of life within time that are closest to the truth of a timeless eternity. A life 70 years long means little from Heaven’s perspective, there, life may be defined as being ‘from birth to death, ‘durations’ between two pivotal events- an ‘aion/olam’.

lKerr reveals that man is composed of multiple layers in his soul some of which we can ‘give’ to people we love. lKerr extends this to say that when we are saved a layer of our soul is placed in Heaven. (Ephesians 2:6). The Holy Spirit deposits a layer from his infinite layers in our soul when saved. lKerr also reveals the timeless nature of Heaven (every moment maybe an eternity?) so, any one saved will have at least a part of themselves in a timeless eternity at that point, likewise our indwellings could also be considered eternal. (Could these alone be classed as ‘aionios’ life-eternal life?) More on this later.


Matthew 18:18  Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

The above passage may apply to our behaviour- by limiting what can be done for us from Heaven (depending on our behaviour on Earth) or may be applying to just this same concept of our soul ‘layer’ in Heaven having the same ‘bindings’ as on Earth.

Some Historical Problems Christians have with ‘Aion/Aionios’

Universalism

Much of the controversy with these words seem to centre around the translation of the word ‘aion/aionios’ as eternal, especially with regard to punishment as many people believe a loving God would not ‘do’ eternal punishment. Advocates of this stance seek to translate the word as age(s) to satisfy their belief that in the end everyone will get to heaven after this ‘age’ of punishment is over.

I think this pre-conception of an ‘eternity of punishment in time’, influences people too much and steers them away from the word’s true meaning. I think you can translate the word ‘aion’ as ‘age’ but you have to know which age you refer to and that age may itself be eternal or never ending or just timeless.

lKerr has already revealed that some people do not get to Heaven, quoting the Father Himself as saying: ‘if everyone went to Heaven it would be just like Earth’.

So, some people would spoil the party and rebel like the angels did, no matter how much time or corrective judgement they receive. Would Satan and the fallen angels get a second chance too? Will Hitler eventually get to Heaven? Will the vilest unrepentant serial killers get there?

There is Definitely a Hell

To confirm the existence of Hell, there are many people who claim to have personal revelation on it. lKerr is one who claims to have visited Hell.

Bill Wiese here is another and he gives his take on universalism too and some of the many examples of scripture that support the existence of Hell. To my mind, there is no doubt that there is a Hell. The only doubt is how ‘long’ you will be there (or how long is the eternity-‘aionios’?). This web site hopes to consider this with a study of the words ‘olam/aion’.

Removing the, often intransigent, opinion that God does not ‘do’ eternal punishment means we can leave open translations of ‘aion’.

I also think, we all, and especially Universalists, should just trust God in his judgement but some comfort may be gained for Universalists or annihilationists in that:

So, for Universalists I agree with them, I do not agree with them. I agree with them, I do not agree with them, I agree with them, I disagree with them

I agree that the translation of ‘aion’ as age is better, I do not agree that all ‘aions’ end-some never end, I agree that God would not do eternal punishment in time, I do not agree that everybody eventually gets to heaven, I agree it seems harsh for some but I trust God and I disagree and think there is a Hell and afterwards a Lake of Fire and tragically and justly some people will be there. (Psalm 117:139upright are thy judgements)

Other Problems-Semantics:Age or Forever? But What if the ‘age’ is Eternal?

Because the literal meaning of ‘aion’ is generally regarded as an ‘age’ so it’s translation as eternal or everlasting would seem to contradict this according to some.

Generally. translations seem to fall into the two categories of:

1. a defined period of time, especially a long time, ‘age; ‘eon’ ‘of old’ , and

2. an indefinite or infinite period of time e.g. for ever, eternal, everlasting

But, I suggest, a third category.  

3. Any ‘duration’ that is, at least in part, in the timeless spiritual realm.

The gist of this study will be to point out that what if the ‘age’ referred to is timeless and hence eternal is the only word we can use that comes close to describing it.? What if the end of time and any ‘moment’ in the spiritual realm is also eternal? What if the words ‘aion/olam’ are referring to spiritual ‘timeless durations' as well as their duration on Earth?

There is another Greek word for eternal and this is ‘aidios’. God uses this word for eternal two times in the Bible. Once for himself when describing his abilities in creating the Earth and man’s ability to detect this power and one for the angels bound in everlasting chains until their judgment (Gods attributes only being detectable while man is on Earth and angels chained up until we judge them at the end of our time on Earth-both time periods coincident with the end of mankind on earth).

Both of these are consistent with this word being used as forever in time. This leaves as a possibility that he uses another word for eternal periods in timelessness.  (Romans 1:20) (Jude1:6) or periods that extend past this time.

Noun or Adverb?

It seems the translation of a noun (‘aion’) as an adverb (ever) is also a problem for some. Pleas note, that many words do, however, often have more than one meaning.

Take the English word ‘world’, it can mean several things (the whole world, the people on it a specific region, another planet etc.) and as adjective worldly means something totally different (experienced sophisticated) as does the new ‘urban’ word worldy (best in the world). You can also ‘think the world’ of someone with world meaning a lot.

Sometimes the translation of the double use of ‘aion.. aion..’ (as for ever and ever) is also controversial as the literal meaning ‘should’ to be for ‘ages of ages’.

To me, generally, ‘aion’ seems to make more sense in English when translated as ‘era’ or  ‘age’, ‘term’, ‘time span’ or  just ‘time period’ but there is more to this word than that, as I believe you just have to know which ‘olam/aion’ is being referred to.

A Study of Aion/aionios in Scripture with the Above Definitions in Mind

Aion occurs in the New Testament  128 times and is translated as: ever(71) world (38), never,(6) evermore(4) , age(2) and eternal(2)

Aionios the adjective of aion:  occurs 71 times in the New Testament and is translated as:: eternal (42x), everlasting (25x), the world began (with before) (2), since the world began ( (1), for ever (1).

A Spiritual Realm Perspective or A physical Realm Perspective or Both

My Suggestion:Aion/olam-a New Concept-Time is the Issue

(Revelation/Job/Peter) hint that there is no time in the spiritual realm and I believe that the terms ‘olam/aion’ amplify and further define this. I suggest:

‘Olam and ‘aion’ are durations from a Heavenly spiritual realm perspective-defined by the spiritual realm in length and characteristics and measured form pivotal events in either realm.

I also think that of all the various arguments that have been given about the meaning of ‘aion’ none give sufficient relevance to this difference in that the spiritual world has no time nor to when the physical realm runs out of time.

It may well be that the use of ‘olam/aion’ is God’s way of teaching us the concept of life without time and to point out which earthly events are significant  in the spiritual.

lKerr describes multiple eternities? (see above):

Multiple eternities seem to make no sense to us. We cannot imagine more than one eternity, the only way, perhaps, to imagine this is to consider time as a single straight line with eternity somewhere out of view in the distance along the line, but possibly, there are multiple branches off this line all of which can have an eternity somewhere out of view in the distances along their lines too. These multiple eternities may ‘loop’ around and join the main time line at any future spot. I suggest every person’s life is one of those branches.

I do not think God can use time based words like age and eon in the spiritual realm any more than he can say something is lasting an hour or a day as these terms are meaningless there. So, he chooses the word ‘aion’ instead and the properties of  the ‘aion’ are meaningful in timeless spiritual realm and a time based physical realm. More later.

KJV

I generally will back the KJV Bible although I appreciate there may be different modern day meanings to the English words used and clearly, the English lacks the precision of the Greek. I believe the KJV is inspired too, in my opinion, this makes the translation of ‘aion’ as ‘eternal’ inspired also.

I think that there is an incorrect general feeling today that our knowledge and intellect is superior to ancient times. I do not subscribe to this view. Though, I accept that our communication and access to information is better, I think the ancients had a closer and better knowledge of the language. I have a suspicion also, that ancient scholars were our superiors, not inferiors, in both translating and also in mental capacity. (Second law of thermodynamics and DNA mutation rates are my reasoning for the latter and also the wisdom that must have been acquired through great age)



Plurals and Genitive Cases

Gary Amirault points out here, how the use of the plural form and genitive form of ‘aion’ shows there may well be significant hidden meanings in the use of the double construct ‘aion…..aion’, A ‘remez’.

When the term ‘aion’ is used twice it is used with a genitive form so a literal translation may be ‘age(s) of age(s)’. Genitive denotes possession and as we are dealing with a time frame I do not think ‘of’ necessarily conveys this particularly well. I think ‘surrounding’ or‘ ‘held within’ or ‘bound by’ or ‘encapsulating’ may carry the genitive case better with regards to satisfying the genitive possession requirement  with regard to time. How does one age possess another unless one is within the other?

I have found that just ‘within’ or ‘possessing’ seems to work concisely and best in most occurrences.

Aions are Not Necessarily Consecutive

I repeat my suggestion that significant time periods are consistently being referred to when ‘aion’ is used and these are not always consecutive and can be overlapping or contain other ‘aions’. So, one time period starts when the Earth was created (and this era has not ended yet and will not end until the end of the Earth) which will encompass a second era which starts when man was created which encompasses a third era which starts with the Abrahamic covenant, etc. The text itself will often define which era is being referred to. I think these three aforementioned are the three ‘big aions’ referred to most often. Unless the surrounding text defines the ‘aion’ then one of these three are, I suggest, usually being referred to.

The beginning of time itself may also be an ‘aion’ and this starts concurrently with the creation of the cosmos but lKerr (above) states this outlasts the Earth.

This means there may be complicated scenarios to the double construct ‘aions’ and more than one option may be applicable.

We have a possibility that in each case the text may be referring to multiple ‘aions’ before and after the end of time. The spiritual worlds ‘aions’ encompassing the physical world, but with no time in the spiritual world or just a singular ‘aion’ or multiple ‘aions’ in the natural world.

‘Aions’ within time and ‘aions’ outside of time may have differing ‘durations', but both are ‘aions’ and maybe the same ‘aion’ and this is, as previously said, I believe, how God confirms timelessness to us and describes some of its properties.



My Suggestions-The Concept of Olam/Aion/Aionios

Aion: To recap and summarise: God uses timelines as clocks are irrelevant in Heaven so He uses pivotal events to define these timelines. I suggest that God’s use of the term ‘aion’ is Him using a similar system on Earth. A heavenly perspective.  When God is defining time periods that interact with the spiritual realm, overlap into the spiritual realm or reach the end of time then he really has no choice but to use these ‘olam/aion/aionios’ terms.

‘Olam/aion’ is the ‘duration’ between two events both in the spiritual world (where there is no time) and in the physical world where there is. I suggest, that every man’s life is a an ‘aion’ that in the saved encapsulates  the start of another ‘aion’ that begins with salvation and never ends.

God does use ‘normal’ time (‘chronos’ time)  (Revelation 12:14), (Revelation 13:5), and (Daniel 7:25-26) are examples. He also refers to specific time frames within time eg  jubilees, ages, fullness, etc

The concept of an ‘olam/aion’ also means the time is not necessarily fixed but is defined by length by its beginning and end. Man’s birth and death for example.


****The Phrase- ‘The World Began’(‘Chronos Aionios’)-a Specific Time(s) in History?****

***Significant Parallels with ‘The Foundation of the World’ (‘katabole kosmos’)***


There appears to be significant similarities between the term The World Began’ (‘when it is a translation of ‘chronos aionios’) and ‘The Foundation of the World’ (‘katabole kosmos’)(FOTW). The term ‘chronos aionios’ occurs 3 times in the New Testament and is translated as  ‘before/since the world began’.

To recap: ‘Chronos’ means time (our ticking clock) and is in the plural here and as previously described, 'aionios’ means literally ‘aion like’ or ‘of aions’. Remember that ‘aionios’ is often translated as eternal or everlasting, so ‘chronos aionios’-the ‘aions’ of times (or in time) or perhaps the eternities in times (which sounds like a contradiction to us)

So, before ‘chronos aionios’ taken literally sounds like it should mean before the ‘aions’ (eternities) associated with time so before time was created? Before beginning #2 (when time began) as described in the margin opposite would seem to be the most likely and this is what I was expecting to find but closer inspection of the biblical use of ‘chronos aionios’ leads to a different conclusion. Could it mean the time(s) that ‘eternal life’ (a presence or existence in the spiritual realm) becomes available?

1. Titus 1:2-3 (KJV): In hope of eternal (aionios) life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began (aionios chronos); But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour

The surrounding text seems more pertinent to be applying to a time when something changed with regards to the availability of ‘eternal life’-Is it God making a promise (of eternal life) after the redemptive plan is established and the eternal life has been potentially lost ?(the emphasis is on life as opposed to punishment- both eternal). Is this God’s part of the bargain within this plan? This would be more consistent with the ‘chronos aionios’ being available with the Abrahamic Covenant, [The Foundation of the World -FOTW] discussed in detail on the previous page on this site (here). The moment at which the plan for redemption was finalised-ground/time zero. Note the similarity in the use of the term ‘FOTW (katabole kosmos)’ in 1 Peter 1:20 and the ‘world began (chronos aionios)’

1 Peter 1:20 Who verily was foreordained (to be our redeemer) before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

Both the two above verses state how the Gospel is now manifested, but was promised before the world began-chronos aionios/the foundation of the world-katabole kosmos.

So, the term ‘aionios chronos’ could be the same ‘time’ as the Foundation of the World. This is not proof as it could be argued that God promised us prophetically at any time that we would live for ever if ‘aionios’ does mean literally eternally. But this concept of eternal life as opposed to eternal damnation seems to be connected with the FOTW then this would link it to the same time. Could it be that the ‘chronos anionios’ is deliberately ambiguous and means both the Abrahamic Covenant and other times simultaneous as the plain text sounds like man’s creation in the Genesis 6 day account. Previously, we found the term FOTW applied to The Abrahamic Covenant, the creation of man and everyone’s salvation and as all of these may be classed as the beginning of ‘aions’ then does the use of ‘chronos aionios’ reflect this also? Does this confirm that ‘aions’ begin at these events too?


2. Romans 16:25(KJV): 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 (chronos aionios)

The text refers to a mystery which was kept secret and the next verse describes this is now made manifest, so this would appear to be Jesus’ substitutionary sacrifice/the gospel. This again seems more consistent with the time this covenant is established or the FOTW as previously discussed under the FOTW page.

This is very reminiscent of the discussion of the Matthew passage (discussed on this site page here) which seems to be referring to the same secret/mystery but this time linked to an event,

(Matthew 13:35 KJV) That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret  from the foundation of the world

So, could it be that scripture is referring to the same secrets and that ‘chronos aionios’ and the ‘foundation of the world’ are indeed, synonymous? One referring to an event and the other a period of time beginning with that event.


3. 2 Timothy 1:9-10 (KJV) Who hath saved us, and called us with an 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 (aionios chronos);But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel

A purpose was given us in Christ before the ‘aionios chronos’. We were in Christ at this time. When were we in Christ? Does this just mean Christ Jesus was the vehicle by which we were saved, hence ‘in’, or were we actually in (inside) Christ? This could further confirm lKerr’s revelation that we lived as tiny spirits inside God before our arrival on Earth and Jesus is also described as  having access inside God too. As part of their ‘three in one’ ‘mechanics’. I suggest this is where we were given these gifts in Christ and in God. It was Jesus’ arrival and teaching and sacrifice that made these gifts apparent.  We needed these gifts to provide our role in the redemption plan. Could it be that ‘anionios chronos’ has a literal meaning in that at this point ‘anionios life’ or eternal life or indwellings become available and that this is the first time it has become available to those people who live in ‘time’.

This passage again bears similarities to a ‘FOTW’ passage

Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love

Note the consistencies of ‘in’ Christ and the use of ‘holy’.


Other similarities FOTW and ‘chronos aionios’-a second layer testifying to Jesus and our salvation

  1. I discussed in the FOTW page how the term FOTW when used with ‘before’ always referred to Jesus as God and ‘after’ to man or Jesus a s a man. This is the same with the three uses of ‘chronos aionios’ above.
  2. But also, all uses of the FOTW can also be applied to our born again spirit. (‘Katabole kosmos’-breaking down and establishing a harmonious new spirit on our existing base fallen spirit). This applied to all ‘before and after’ FOTW statements. Once we know that our born again self may well mean the beginning of a new ‘aion’ then can the three ‘chronos aionios’ statements also be applied to our born again spirit too? Yes they can.

3. But also the uses of ‘before FOTW’ could be applied to man being created in the Genesis 6 day account and it seems this can be applied to ‘chronos aionios’ too.


Once, Twice, Three Times Eternal?

Once it is understood that our spirit component pre-existed our time on Earth. (I know many of you will find this difficult but there is much biblical evidence to support it, (se the link in the margin opposite and above again), it does make the timing of the ‘chronos aionios’ difficult to pin down exactly. As someone who has read these verses hundreds of times, my feeling is that they are deliberately ambiguous, so that the sentences can apply to different ‘aions’ and the common denominator is that these events all offer ‘aionios’ life, all be it different ‘grades’ of it. Three pivotal events, all bringing with them the chance for ‘aionios’ life. The creation of man, the Abrahamic Covenant and everyone’s salvation. ‘Aionios’ life defined by our indwelling of an eternal (aionios) God. Giving ‘chronos aionios’ a literal meaning of the times (occasions) of eternal life. That being part of the ‘olam/aion’ that began with God’s ‘way’ of (Proverbs 8:23)  and never ends.

Although I think the FOTW is slightly different in that all pre-FOTW refer to Jesus as God and the remaking of life planet Earth, (but even that could be possibly applied to the Abrahamic Covenant too), but  chronos aionios’ seems like it more readily applies to all three.


This all seems to be beyond chance to me.


Summary:


Time for Other Considerations

Olam/aion/aionios an analogy

Briefly to recap again, the Greeks had several words for time:

To describe these differences I want to consider a televised football game (Preferably a Man Utd game because they are generally more entertaining :) )

The ‘chronos’ time is the clock ticking to see how long the game has been going on.

The ‘kairos’ time is each player’s individual possession of the ball where they can influence the game and change things, an opportunity in chronos time. Significant moments in the game.

The ‘aion’ time is how long the game actually lasts, from start until it ends, this will not be the same as chronos time as there may be stoppages, injury times differing lengths of half time breaks etc.

Biblical ‘Aion’ (eternal life) Time

Now imagine this televised game from the commentary box, they may pause play, slow motion play, fast motion play, pause and go away and do something else, etc. But with all these side events it will still be the same ‘aion’ as applied to the game. Both ‘aions’ will be different but will be applying to the same ‘duration’. Every man’s life is a  televised game.

This difference between the two realms can be covered by referring to them both as the same ‘aion’. This appears to be, in my opinion, God’s use of ‘aion/aionios’ in the Bible. As life in the commentary box (heaven) is not subject to ‘chronos’ time then eternal/everlasting/ever is a suitable translation when viewed form there.

The term ‘chronos aionios’ will refer to when televised games/‘aions’ first become available.

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Jonah 2:6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever (olam): yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

Using our definition of ‘olam’ as touching or ending within the spiritual realm then this is consistent with Jonah dying or at least being taken into the spiritual realm. Many believe this interpretation here. This ‘aion/olam’ lasts just three days or perhaps is this just the time that Jonah is dead and in the spiritual realm which may be less than the three days. It is clear parallel with Jesus’ death and resurrection and clearly shows that ‘aions’ are not necessaries;y long time periods in the physical realm.

Another ‘Aion/Olam’ Beginning with the Creation of Man

Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always (olam) strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old (olam), men of renown

Using our definition of ‘olam’ as defined by the spiritual world the this ‘olam’ may refer to ‘beginning #3.The time of men on earth. Man’s days are numbered.

I suggest that the (nephilim) were ‘of old’ and hence were themselves subject to an ‘aion’ lifetime and not immortal. (So, I suggest, the nephilim had a spirit, a nephesh chayyah). It  could, however, be referring to the era they lived in ‘beginning #3’

Mark 10:30 (KJV) But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world (aion) to come eternal  (aionios) life.


Sometimes the text is not clear as to which this particular ‘aion’ is being referred to. It could be Mark 10:30 is referring to the millennium age under Christ’s rule or the future new Earth. I favour a future ‘aion’ in the spiritual realm

Finding out which ‘aion’ is being referred to?

In each case the ‘aion’ being referred to is usually determinable from the context but also some more revelation can be obtained form its usage. The ‘aion’ may be further qualified as ‘life’ or ‘punishment' (in one form or another).

 John 9:32: Since the world (aion) began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind

This use of ‘aion’ is more consistent with applying to when man first existed.(Beginning #3) as a miracle would have to be performed on a human.

1 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world (aion)unto our glory:

Luke 1:70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world (aion)began:

Act 3:21: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. (aion)

These passages are consistent and more logical with ‘since the world began’ referring to the FOTW or the Abrahamic Covenant.  Beginning #4-the preceding text of Acts 3 and Luke 1 describe the prophets preaching about Christ’s suffering and restitution, this is more consistent with a redemptive plan being in place than being before Adams fall/creation.

Please visit the web page on this site here which establishes further this ‘aion’ likely refers to the time beginning with the Abrahamic Covenant.

Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages (aion) to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world (aion) without end. Amen.

Colossians 1:26  Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages (aion)and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

Multiple ‘aions’ both past and present are referenced in the above passages.

3. Double Construct Aions

Some examples of the ‘Double Construct  Use of ‘aion’-‘take the meaning literally’

With the double construct of ‘aion’ I find it is often more difficult to establish which ‘aions’ are being referenced, sometimes it seems more than 1 option seems applicable.

I am grateful to Gary’s Amirault’s explanations of plurals and singular here but my conclusions differ.

Ephesians 3 :21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world (aion singular) without end (aion plural). Amen

The Ephesians passage describes Christian’s abilities working under the power of Christ. This would be expected to be in the ‘aion’ that starts with these powers becoming available which is after Christ's resurrection. (#7 opposite). God is declaring this as a highlight ‘aion’ amongst other ‘aions’ and the syntax shows similarity with the other terms ‘Holy of Holies’, King of Kings which would seem to point it to a highlight ‘aion’. This would tie in with lKerr’s prediction that the present Kingdom Age will result in us realising power that has been available to us since the resurrection with ‘greater works’ (John 14:12)-miracles abounding.

Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever (singular) and ever (singular): a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

The literal meaning of ‘aion’ within an ‘aion’ could apply to any ‘aion’ which encloses another one. The spiritual ‘aion’, #1,described above encloses all the others, the ‘aions’ that begin with the creation of man, creation of the Earth, the Abrahamic covenant and Jesus Resurrection all enclose other ‘aions’. Any could apply to this. My own opinion is this refers to the Millennium age (sceptre is a reference to judgement which seems more likely to refer to life on earth, so I suspect this is a reference to the highlight ‘aion’(the Millennial Age) within the highlight ‘aion’ beginning with Christ’s resurrection.

Revelation 20:10, The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where [fn] the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever (plural) and ever (plural).

1 Peter 4:11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever (plural) and ever (plural) . Amen

The double construct  ‘ages of ages’ would seem to only make sense semantically if it means every single ‘aion’ from that time on from when the phrase is used. The surrounding text would seem to confirm this.


4.The Gap Confirmation Statements


Hebrew 1:2 (KJV){ Hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;(aion)

Hebrews. 11:3 (KJV): Through faith we understand that the worlds (aion) were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

Both of these passages hint strongly at Gap Theory, the use of the term framed has been revealed by lKerr to mean designed or planned with regard to creation events and It appears to be a different process than his ‘works’.

Although it could be argued that God made all eras/ages by ultimately controlling the direction of mankind, the term framed is more consistent with created worlds, be they eras or the life that adorns the Earth starting the era off.

Likewise, the Hebrews 1 verse specifically says that God through Jesus made worlds, the use of made is again more consistent with a creation/making process that produced at least two new worlds and eras. If there are worlds (plural) and the past tense is used then where is/are the other one(s)? Both of these texts provide strong evidence supporting Gap Theory.



Mysteries-A mystery which ‘aion’?

1 Corinthians 2:6-8 (KJV)  But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world (aion) unto our glory

It is not clear which mystery this refers to but, as above, us living inside God could be the answer. This is consistent with since the world began referring to either creation day 6 creation of man or the Abrahamic Covenant. But the existence of more than one mystery makes these statements deliberately ambiguous?

The Beginning of Creation, Genesis day 6  The Creation of Man ‘aion’

Acts 15:18 (KJV): Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world (aion).

The surrounding text is all about Man and the verse itself implies the works God has done for man. Or on man. Acts refers to God’s works which encompasses all his creation work throughout all time but the term ‘aion’ further refines this to his work during a specific time period. Analysis of the surrounding text confirms that it may be  referring to his works when applied to mankind only.

Ephesians 3:9 (KJV): And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

Ephesians refers to a relationship with man and God and is consistent with this ‘aion’ applying to Genesis day 6 creation of man.

A Future Aion to Come is Described in:

Matthew 12 :32:And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world (aion), neither in the world to come.

Luke 18:30: And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world (aion), neither in the world to come.

Ephesians 1:21::Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world (aion), but also in that which is to come:

These future ‘aions’ may begin the millennial age when Christ reigns or a time after the earth is wrapped up completely, both seem to fit the surrounding text.

Check out for yourself all the uses of the word ‘aion’ in the Bible. Remember ‘aion’ can mean (world, era or eon) but also (forever or eternal or in perpetuity). here. See which ‘aion’ they are referring to? Genesis days 1-6 do not seem to start any ‘aion’ and this is consistent with them being of less importance which is consistent with Gap Theory.

Another Layer Explains ‘aions’?  God creates in layers l(kat Kerr).

(Colossians 11:16-17) describes how God was ‘before’ all things and created everything.  (Proverbs 8:23) describes a Being (probably us?) ‘set up’ from ‘everlasting’ (olam) which sounds like eternal and likewise Melchizedek seems also to be eternal with ‘no beginning’ (Hebrews 7:3). So, if God is prior to these eternities then, I suggest, we can consider 3 layers, a timed physical realm, a timeless ‘eternal’ spiritual realm and an unknowable and timeless realm ‘before’ then inhabited only by and from God?

Life is not Like a ‘box of Chocolates’ but More Like a Cake?

I want you to imagine a three tiered wedding cake with the tiers getting smaller going upwards. The top or third tier is our space time dimension. A nice round tier we can see it all but it is very big. The second tier, the end of it can not be seen, it just stretches in all directions out of view. It is the timeless spiritual realm. The bottom or first tier is completely enclosed in a swaddling band of light too bright to see through and we know of its existence but it will never be known or understood by us. The first tier is God. The second tier spiritual realm can be referred to as eternal, everlasting and for ever but it was still created and some of the inhabitants in it who have never been in the first tier may also be termed eternal, everlasting and forever and yet, are still created.

On closer examination of the cake and if you have been given a special lens, you can see right within, the second tier (the timeless spiritual realm) and see that it does, in fact, stretch over layer 3 (our physical space time realm) and our timed realm is wholly enclosed within the timeless spiritual realm.

On closer examination, if you become a very bright light yourself, then you can see deep within, the light from the first unknown tier and it also seems to stretch out and encapsulate and intertwine with and be throughout the other two layers.

I think an olam/aion is a slice through both layers 2 and 3, (and occasionally 1) so every olam/aion is, in a way, eternal.


God did not arrive in eternity He created eternity. l(Kat Kerr)

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Acknowledgements

1.Merseyuponall here

2 Make friends with Jesus by Luke Kessler  here. & here

3.Tentmaker here

4.Berean Patriot here

5.Danny at ‘God’s Truths Recovered’ here

The Gap Similitudes all testify to Jesus

(John 5:39)

‘…and they are they which testify of me’

 Very strong evidence or even proof of a GAP? Here

**Similitude** Genesis days Gap Theory Christ 3 days in the belly of earth

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**Similitude** The Holy Spirit/Jesus

And Eden#2

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 A Brief Study of the Some of the Uses of ‘aion/olam/aionios in the Bible in Light of the Definitions Above

1. Aionios

Recap: ‘Aionios’ has a literal meaning of ‘aion’ like so which ‘aion’ of the many is ‘aionios’ referring to is still the pertinent question.

‘Aionios’ is used 71 times in the New Testament and I suggest that every single use is, at least in part, referring to the ‘aion/olam’ that started with (Proverbs 8:23) So, in this case and using my definitions above, the terms eternal and everlasting are again, appropriate terms for this aion/olam. The word is consistently used with the word life or punishment/fire. Note that life (‘zoe’) may not just mean life as an opposite to death but can mean an abundant full life.

Two examples of ‘aionos’ in the Bible here:

1John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal (aionios) life abiding in him.

Please note that this life is in the present tense and hence available at that moment in time and abides within the person. The exchange of soul layers-one of ours is placed in  heaven at Salvation (Ephesians 2:6). The Holy Spirit places a layer of his being in ours at salvation too. l(Kat Kerr) Both can be considered ‘eternal’ life and we become a part of it.

Philemon 1:15  For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever (aionios)

The previous text is referring to a person called ‘Onesimus’. At first, this appears to be applying to the ‘aion’ that is ‘Onesimus’ life. Closer inspection of the surrounding text shows him to have been begotten from his parent’s bowels and called a son and departing for a season that he should be received for ever. The name ‘Onesimus’  a Christian Slave is also translated as ‘useful or profitable’ and is a ‘begotten son’. This is a clear similitude with Jesus and hence, ’aionios’ may represent Jesus providing access to this eternal life that never ends.

See a summary of the entire biblical use of ‘aionios’ in the Blue Letter Bible site here.

2. ‘Olam/aion’

One ‘Aion/Olam’ Encompassing all

Proverb 8:22-23: The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way (derek), before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting (olam), from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

‘Olam’ is the original Hebrew word which has been translated ‘everlasting’ in the above passage. The passage thus refers to an ‘aion’ which is further described as the beginning ‘of God’s way’ (or path or journey). So this ‘aion’ appears to be in the spiritual world (‘or ever the earth was’) and is prior to the creation of our universe, so, as lKerr has revealed there is no time in the spiritual realm, so the ‘aion’ is outside time? I suggest that God is still on His ‘journey’ and this ‘aion’ is still ongoing and is by all definitions eternal and everlasting and ‘contains’ all other ‘aions’.  So, the words everlasting/eternal as the translation of ‘olam’ here is accurate and purveys its true meaning from our current perspective. Several of the definitions discussed above describe ‘aions’ as having an end in time, but this may not be the case for ‘aions’ that refer to this ‘aion’. Note how the ‘me’ above is everlasting (eternal) and not God, who is it? Wisdom?An angel? A spirit of wisdom? Us? Solomon? All of these?

This ‘aion’ also encapsulates or surrounds or possesses all the other ‘aions’ that are within time too. So, all the other ‘aions’ may be ‘of’ this spiritual ‘aion’ or even be within this ‘aion’.

To repeat, all moments in the spiritual realm can be eternal, so, ‘set up from everlasting’ is a hint at this property.




Summary of this Page

Is God using vocabulary to try and define a timeless eternity to us? Clearly ‘aions’ vary in length and are defined by God for their beginning, ending and characteristics, likewise, our eternities in Heaven. How can an eternity in Heaven be described? It Is not a lot of time, it is no time, no English word can convey that meaning and I think this is the essence of the word ‘aion’ and its use in scripture. A minute, an hour, long times, an eternity, forever, for ever and ever seem all to be linear and just further along the same line, I think an eternity without time is not a straight line but trillions of branches off that same straight line. I think each nephesh chayyah life is one of those branches. God uses ‘aion’ to convey this concept.  

‘Aion/olam’ seem to be words that are timeless spiritual realm perspectives of happenings in timeless durations between two pivotal events but are transposed to the timed physical realm. The same duration in two realms one timed one timeless but with the same beginning and ending.

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Site Summary of WorldsApartBiblically

This site confirms the Bible is precise and consistent, the same person who wrote your DNA code also inspired the Bible and I do not think there is redundant data in either.  I believe the KJV Bible is inspired and the use of ‘bara’ and ‘asah’ and ‘yatsar’ have in this site been shown to have precise meanings and not to be interchangeable. Once their different meanings are established then Gap Theory is the only option.  The creation community seem to be worlds apart in their hermeneutics of Genesis 1 and 2, but the fact is Genesis 1 and 2 describe two worlds many years apart.

Much plain text scripture points to the Long Life-Long Gap Model too.

Gap Theory also leads to more revelation-multiple ‘Genesis Similitudes’: Eden and The Holy Spirit/Jesus, Earth and every individual man, Earth and humans in general, light and God and water vapour and God’s spiritual gifts and water judgements and the big kosmos-ruah metaphor. All of these testify of Christ. As well as this, more revelations follow: with more than just Adam created, the possibility of Seven Beginnings, a precise time for the term ‘Foundation of the World’ and now possibly more insight into the meaning of ‘aion’.

It has to be Gap Theory.


You existing before arrival on earth?

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Eternal and created?

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