Your Daily Meditation on February 01, 2018 at 07:00AM

The entire concept of eternal or everlasting punishment hinges primarily on a single verse of Scripture – Matthew 25:46. This is the only place in the entire Bible where we find these two words together, and only in some Bibles…

The Greek form for “everlasting punishment” in Matthew 25:46 is kolasin aiōnion. Kolasin is a noun in the accusative form, singular voice, feminine gender, and means punishment, chastening, correction, to cut-off as in pruning a tree to bare more fruit…

Aiōnion2 is the adjective form of aiōn in the singular form and means pertaining to an eon or age, an indeterminate period of time…

Plainly, the Greek word aiōn, transliterated “eon,” cannot mean “eternal.” A study into the Greek of the biblical period and before will bear this out. Again, since aiōnion is the adjective of the noun aiōn, and since grammar rules mandate an adjective cannot take on a greater force than its noun form, it is evident that aiōnion in any of its adjective forms (ios, ou, on) cannot possible mean “everlasting” or anything remotely indicating eternity or unending time.

by — Tony Nungesser and Gary Amirault in http://ift.tt/2rYyni4 (#667)

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