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Eph 2:7 that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
Defining an ”Age” so many words in the Bible are mistranslated by such words as “eternal,” “forever,” “ever and ever” when in actual fact the original word did not mean that at all. αιωσιν = Periods of Time aion
The Two-Age Model “this age”, the “ages to come”.
Matthew 12:32 "Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come. This AgeAge to come
Difference in the Ages Luke neither marry, nor are given in marriage. 36. Luk 20:34 And Jesus said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage;
Difference in the Ages Luke For they can't die any more, 1510.
Difference in the Ages Luke 20:34 for they are like the angels,
Difference in the Ages Luke 20:34 for they are like the angels,
Difference in the Ages Luke are
Difference in the Ages Luke being children of the resurrection
Mark 10:30.. he will receive one hundred times more now in this time, houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and land, with persecutions; and in the age to come eternal life.
he will receive one hundred times more houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and land,
and in the age to come eternal life
Eph. 1:21 (the power of God) is far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
Difference in the Ages Luke 20:34 Jesus said to them, "The children of this age marry, and are given in marriage. 35. But those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, There are Standards And Criteria
Difference in the Ages Luke 20:34 those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, Not all are considered worthy There is a filtering Process.
The Last Judgement William Blake
Present Age ALL MANKIND ALL DIE In ADAM Death is God’s Mercy on sinners In Christ sin Unite ALL THINGS Second Death ? Age to come Never Die “Wages of sin is death” but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. Deu 29:29 "The secret things belong to the LORD our God;
those who are considered not worthy to attain to that age – what awaits? Second death Separation or Annihilation? “Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? Shall the dead arise and praise thee? Shall thy loving- kindness be declared in the grave? Or thy faithfulness in destruction?”— Psalm 88:10,11
Two age model is too simplistic….zero approximation
Coming ages Two age model is too simplistic Are there other aeons? Deu 29:29 "The secret things belong to the LORD our God; but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
Revealed things belongs to us and to our children
αιωσιν aion It is sometimes translated world; world represents a period or a series of periods of time. See Matt 12:32; 13:40,49; 1 Cor 1:20; 2:6; Eph 1:21.
Mat 13:40 Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the close of the age. (Mat 12:32) And whoever says a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. Mat 13:49 So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous, 1Co 1:20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
oi aiones, the worlds, the universe, the aggregate of the ages or periods, and their contents which are included in the duration of the world. 1 Cor 2:7; 10:11; Heb 1:2; 9:26; 11:3.
Aei means habitually or continually within the limit of the subject's life. Tit. 1:12 Acts 7:51; 2 Cor. 4:11; 6:10; Heb 3:10; 1 Pet. 3:15. One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons." "You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you.
'o aion ton aionon, the aeon of the aeons Ages unto ages Eph. 3:21 Heb 1:8 Rom. 16:27; Gal. 1:5; Philip. 4:20, Eph 3:21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen. Heb 1:8 But of the Son he says, "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever, the righteous scepter is the scepter of thy kingdom. Rom 16:27 to the only wise God be glory for evermore through Jesus Christ! Amen. Gal 1:5 to whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen. Phi 4:20 To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
aiodios everlasting Rom. 1:20 " the everlasting power and divinity of God."
tou aioniou theou the eternal God Rom 16:25-26 Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which was kept secret for long ages Rom 16:26 but is now disclosed and through the prophetic writings is made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith--
tou aioniou theou the eternal God Rom 16:26 Beyond ages
'o basileus ton aionon, God the King of the aeons 1Ti 1:17 To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen Rev 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, "Great and wonderful are thy deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are thy ways, O King of the ages!
God therefore is described as the God of the aeons, the God who pervaded and controlled those periods before the incarnation. That is still " the mystery " that has been kept in silence in times eternal ( chronois aioniois)
I AM the alpha and the Omega
pro chronon aionion, before eternal (many ages) times 2 Tim. 1:9; Tit. 1:2
Zoe aionios translated as eternal life, occurs 42 times in N. T. (but not in LXX) is not endless life, but life pertaining to a certain age or aeon, or continuing during that aeon.
"The secret things belong to the LORD our God. Deu 29:29
1Co 2:7 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glorification.
1Co 2:6 Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away.
Present Age ALL MANKIND ALL DIE In ADAM In Christ sin Second Death Age to come Never Die “Wages of sin is death” belong to us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
(Pro 25:2-3) It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out. As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the mind of kings is unsearchable.
In Christ sin Age to come Never Die “Wages of sin is death” Present Age Ages to come Unite ALL THINGS IN HIM In Christ sin In Christ sin
"The gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does" (1 Peter 4:6).
It is this theology of Ages that became the Reincarnation Theory Of Gnosticism. It is not Reincarnation But Resurrection It is the continuation of same person till redemption that the Hebrew mysticism teaches, which probably was taught by St.Thomas in India
Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation...
"I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to me" John 12:32
Jesus...."is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world" 1 John 2:2
"The Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world" 1 John 4:14
"...who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time" 1 Tim.2:6
"We trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially those that believe" 1 Tim.4:10
"The lord is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish" 2 Pet.3:9
"And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself..." Col. 1:20
"The grace of God has appeared bringing salvation to all men" (Titus 2:11)
‘For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive’ But each in his own order: (1 Cor 15: 22-24).
‘For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things’ (Rom 11: 36).
The Testimony of Sundar Singh I was also told that the love of God operates even in Hell. Those in Hell will ultimately be brought to Heaven, like the prodigal son, but with regard to the ultimate fate of a certain in number you must not ask. There is a kind of heavenly joke - no joke is not a good word for it. Very few will be lost but many will be saved. It is so but don’t tell,’ they said, as it were in jest, ‘because it will make men careless, and we want them to enjoy the First Heaven - that is, the Heaven on earth - as well.’
Rom 8:19-21 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Rom 8:23-24 and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved.
Rom 8:22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning in travail together until now.
Eph 1:9-10 For he has made known to us in all wisdom and insight the mystery of his will, according to his purpose which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fulness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
1Co 15:22-23 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.
(1Co 15:24-26) Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
(1Co 15:26) The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
(1Co 15:28) When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things under him, that God may be everything to every one.
Rev 21:5 And he who sat upon the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new."
The cycle of Fall and Total Redemptions through a number of ages, brings back the cosmos to its original consonance in God.
Creation and Redemption through the Word. Word became flesh. As seen through The Indian eye.
Will there be an ongoing cycle of creation, fall and redemption? This is the Indian Yuga Theory Was this an outgrowth of Thomas’ contribution?
Cycle of Creation, fall, and redemption The Indian representation.
Moving Away from God Moving Towards God Kali Yuga Dwapara Yuga Treta Yuga Satya Yuga Treta Yuga Exhale Inhale Day The new modified cycle of Hinduism– No redeemer needed
Sun (Spiritual?) Black hole (Spiritual?) earth These yugas are not absolute, fixed measures of time, because only God is absolute. There is an almost infinite series of other “yuga” cycles overlapping each other within a Mahayuga. Souls can progress through several yugas in a single lifespan.
1 yuga (one kalpa )= 4.32 million years One Brahma Day = 1000 yugas 1 Brahma Month = 30 Brahma Days 12 Brahma Months = one Brahma Year Life of the Brahma = 100 Years yuga cycle: Satya yuga (gloden or truth age) - 1, 728, 000 years Treta yuga - 1, 296, 000 years Dvaper yuga - 864, 000 years Kal yuga - 432, 000 years An interpretation Puranas and Dharma Shastras
Elimination of redeemer
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. (Galatians 6:8)
The important thing to remember is that these yuga are only relative markers on the relative wheel of time. They serve a spiritual purpose, but they too eventually must be transcended. Our destiny is not to move like pawns on a cosmic board game. The escape is given freely to all – in Christ Jesus. The Way