Comment: aionion

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After reading about this word, I would ask as I've seen many people probably do. How is it that you say, this means an age or season, while it is also the word used for our eternal life, for God's eternal power and many other examples? I could copy and paste you a big list I found, but that would be silly because I like you. Ha. Do you use this meaning of it because you think it then works better with the verses that seem to indicate to you total reconciliation of the universe? Further, why would Christ even warn us about this if you're correct? Why would he place such gravity on our earthy faith in him, spreading the Gospel etc.? If all will ultimately be saved, why not just be all hippy and new agey about it and say, "dude, it all works out in the end! Don't sweat it!" But he didn't, he solemnly warned us.

Matthew 25:46
And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal(aionion)life.