What does it mean that God is eternal?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The word eternal means "everlasting, having no beginning and no end." Psalm 90:2 tells us about God's eternality: "Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from ...

July 01 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini James Kraft 74 year old retired pipeline worker
God has no beginning and no end. We have a beginning but also without end. We will either spend eternity in heaven or hell. 

John 3:18 Believers have eternal life in heaven. Unbelievers will spend eternity in hell. 

Acts 16:31. John 6:40. John 6:47. John 5:24. The important question we must answer is, “Where are you going whenever you die?” John 3:18 is the only answer that counts. Believers have eternal life in heaven forever. 

Jesus took the punishment for our sins so we can never be condemned again. God accepted Jesus’ sacrifice for our sin debt so we would not have to go to hell to pay for them. 

First John 2:2. And He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world. 

Since Jesus died for the sins of the whole world, why should we go to hell to pay for our sins when Jesus already paid for them all. Colossians 2:13 He has forgiven us all trespasses. Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him who justifieth the UNGODLY, his faith is counted for righteousness.

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
In the Old Testament, God's eternity is expressed, implying merely indefinitely extended time (Gen. 21:33; Dt. 33:27 --"The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, ‘Destroy.’"), though Isa. 40:28 takes more absolute form: "Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable."
--James Lindsay

God’s “years have no end” (Ps. 102:27, all quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version) and that God exists “from everlasting to everlasting” (Pss. 90:2, 103:17). God says, “I am the first and I am the last” (Isa. 44:6). Moreover, we are told that God promised us eternal life “before the ages began” (Titus 1:2), and that “He himself is before all things” (Col. 1:17). 
--"Eternity in Christian Thought" by N. Deng

Saint Augustine said, "Join thyself to the eternal God, and thou wilt be eternal." St. Augustine was a skilled preacher, the bishop of Hippo (now Annaba, Algeria) from 396 to 430. A bishop is a pastor.

Someone once said, "Pastors are to preach about eternity, but not for eternity."

I remember memorizing a booklet about God @ Scottsdale Bible when I was in college, and BMA had a whole chapter on The Eternality of God. It was Knowing God: Scripture Memory Book 1 - Christianbook
So good!

December 08 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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