95 Theses #59
The Teachings Of The Eons.
Part Four: The “Eternal” God Is Eonian

The Ace Theological Company’s
95 Theses #59
The Teachings Of The Eons.
Part Four: The “Eternal” God Is Eonian

6:14 a.m.
Wed, March 2nd, 2022
37º out side… 61º tops.

Good Morning Dear One,
Yesterday, I scattered a lot of flower seeds on an empty lot near my house.
Coffee is ready… and I’m raring to go… in a sleep kind of way.
We’re trying to get a grip on the EONS… and the Bible’s “teachings” of the eons.
Now, I admit that the Bible does not have an official “teaching” about the eons. And that’s because the Bible writers just assumed everyone knew what they meant when they would toss out this word AION… or in Hebrew: OLAM.
We do that today… we have ASSUMPTIONS… and for the most part, in our Western world, we know that most folks have the same ASSUMPTIONS we do about this and that.
That’s why its often funny when someone from another culture, country or land… stops us, and asks, what we mean when we say “this” or “that”… because they are from a far away land, they have different ASSUMPTIONS about words, and grammar, and such.
So, in the New Testament… not one writer explains AION. They just toss out the word freely as if you know “zactly” what “they is” talking about.
However, we (modern day ‘christians’) come to the Bible and we actually struggle with a lot of what they say, because we are using our WESTERN MIND… with western assumptions… and we got lots of quesiton marks popping out of our heads, with a raised eyebrow.
So, Jesus, Paul, John and the others who used the word AION assumed you’d get it. Boy were they wrong.
We’re way off track when it comes to concepts of TIME and the purpose of God. (We, meaning regular ole ‘christians’.)

(AION=English:EON).
Earlier, we went over two verses which “prove” that God made the eons.
Then, we went over two verses which “prove” that the eons will come to an end.
In a moment, I’ll paste in the verse which says GOD IS EONIAN.
The reason, this verse (Romans 16?) is vital… is that it is a HOT TOPIC and POINT OF CONTENTION with our opposers — those who insist that God is going to endlessly torture most of His creatures in some “lake of fire”.
They say, “Everyone knows God is ‘eternal’ — without beginning and without end — so that verse in Romans 16 MUST actually say “God is eternal”.
But, if God created the eons, and God is said to be “eonian”…. We must puzzle this one out, if we are to believe God and His word.
God… as we understand the fella, is “eternal”… according to our assumptions about the word: Eternal=without beginning and without end.
But, you know… what we really want to know is — IS GOD EONIAN?
That would be a more wonderful question and a more endearing answer. Of course God is “eternal” but is He also “eonian”.
Ok, I know this metaphor might be weak… but “water is wet”… right?
But is water satisfying? Is water available? Is water clean? Is water healing? Is water pure? — Water is wet, and God is ‘eternal’ — but we really want to know that God is “eonian”… ??????
You see, the eons have a beginning and an end. We are told that God created the eons. And we are told that God will conclude the eons of time. And like it or not, we all “feel” somewhat distant from this God who is the creator of all and the father of all.
So, the question of whether or not, He is eonian… is vital to our desires to know Him, love Him and trust Him.
When we first come into an awareness of God… we are somewhat excited… and if we’re honest, we’d have to say we have a “fondness” for God. But as we go along… we want to grow from fondness to love.
And from pure “enthusiasm” into a place where WE TRUST GOD.
Remember our “go to” scripture: I Timothy 4:10 “We trust in the living God, who is the savior of all”
Our opposers, who argue that “aion can be translated ‘eternal’” and they use this verse from Romans 16… about the “aionian God”… to say that since God is “eternal” this PROVES “aionian” means “eternal”.
Well, again, God made the eons, so, is God eonian?
Well, we are currently stuck in the eons… so we really want to know that God is not leaving us alone, stuck in the eons of time… so we want to know, IS GOD EONIAN? — HELP !!!!!
God made the eons (Hebrews 1:2, Ephesians 3:11) —- So obviously He exists BEFORE He made TIME as we know it.
God will conclude the eons (I Corinthians 10:11, Hebrews 9:26) therefore we assume God will outlast the eons of time.
Still… we long for God. And it seems to me… a very touching and loving thing to suggest that GOD IS EONIAN.
Hang on, let me paste in Romans 16….
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,
26 yet manifested now and through prophetic scriptures, according to the injunction of the eonian God being made known to all nations for faith-obedience –
27 to the only, and wise God, through Christ Jesus, be glory for the eons of the eons. Amen!
Notice: the word EON shows up three times in this passage:
Something “HUSHED in times eonian”.
Something about “the eonian God”.
And something about “glory for the eons of the eons”.
Do we really have to break it down for ya… if something is “hushed in times eternal” — and we want to translate “aion” as “eternal”… how can a secret “hushed” in times eternal EVER BE REVEALED.
But if it’s “hushed” in eons of times… then YES, it can be revealed. And then the next verse… about THE EONIAN GOD… is a thrilling verses.. and it’s depths can be plumbed.
Yes, God is “eternal” but is God eonian??? Now we can say, YES God is eonian… and it means a lot to us.
To get the right idea about AION is important… as the opening of our passage here is a toast to God, who is able to ESTABLISH you… and what is He going to ESTABLISH you to, or about?
God wants to ESTABLISH you in an evangel that was hidden in times eonian, but is now revealed. And this evangel has to do with the EONIAN GOD. To whom we’ll all give GLORY to, for the eons of the eons.

ROMANS 16:
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,
26 yet manifested now and through prophetic scriptures, according to the injunction of the eonian God being made known to all nations for faith-obedience –
27 to the only, and wise God, through Christ Jesus, be glory for the eons of the eons. Amen!

  The word AION was common, very commonly used and understood in those days. That’s why no bible writer goes out of his way to clarify it… but they tossed it out there 199 times in the New Testament. 
 They used it so much, that we can tell from the USEAGE of the word, exactly what they had in mind. 
  Not many words show up in the New Testament 199 times. 
  AION is our English word EON. 
 It’s a long, but indefinite amount of time. It’s not endless. 
 The EONS have a beginning and an end. 
  The EONS were made by God. 
  God’s purpose is revealed in the EONS of time. 
  God is EONIAN. 
  I feel much better knowing that He is eonian. I know now, that He’s got me exactly where He wants me, in the eons… even if they are troublesome eons… at least the eons will come to an end. 
Now, I trust God’s purpose. His eonian purpose (Eph 3:11)
I think we can argue that “no one trusts an “eternal” God… not if the argument is all about “eternal torment”… who can “trust” or “rely” on the kind of God who intends to torture His creation, any part of it. 
But if God, humbles Himself to reveal that He is “eonian”… seems to me, it should melt our hearts. 
I belong to the eonian God. We all do. He created the eons and place us all inside these eons of time. 

  7:22 a.m. 
   Hang on, coffee time. 

God creates and controls time itself. 
Time is a measure of change. 
God creates and controls “change” — or time as we know it. 
When “change” comes into our lives… this is God’s doing. 
All is out of Him, through Him and for Him. 
Time (the eons) is totally in His hands, and we have every reason to trust Him. 
 Time, as we know it, will end — the eons will end — and then, God becomes all in all… change as we understand TIME and CHANGE will cease… and the best expression we can come up with, is GOD IS AND WILL BE ALL. 
I can’t close out these notes better than Paul… so I’ll close out with his Romans 16 again…

ROMANS 16:
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,
26 yet manifested now and through prophetic scriptures, according to the injunction of the eonian God being made known to all nations for faith-obedience –
27 to the only, and wise God, through Christ Jesus, be glory for the eons of the eons. Amen!

And I too say “amen”. 
Grace to you. 
Ace. 

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