The roar of ocean waves has faded. I no longer hear anything but the anthem of eternity, which harmonizes with the spirit. William Wordsworth. Time is. Too slow for those who wait, Too swift for those who fear, Too long for those who grieve, Too short for those who rejoice; But for those who love.
Time is Eternity! Some bit of everything you experience stays with everyone you've ever known, and nothing is lost. That's what is eternal, these little specks of experience in a great, enormous river that has no end.
Harriet Doerr. All great natures delight in stability; all great people find eternity affirmed in the very promise of their faculties. For we are made for eternity as certainly as we are made for time, and as responsible moral beings we must deal with both. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.
Khalil Gibran. I believe in the immortality of the soul, not in the sense in which I accept the demonstrable truths of science, but as a supreme act of faith in the reasonableness of God's work. John Fiske. It is eternity now. I am in the midst of it. It is about me in the sunshine. I am in it, as the butterfly in the light-laden air. Nothing has to come, it is now. Now is eternity; now is immortal life. Our main way of supporting this site is through the sale of books, either physical copies or digital copies for your Amazon Kindle including the online reader.
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Carry your daily cross always remembering that "what is seen is temporary. The second thought that I bring to your attention is this — we are all moving towards a world where everything is eternal. That great unseen state of existence, which lies beyond the grave — is forever!
Whether it is happy or miserable, whether it is a condition of joy or sorrow — we know that in one respect it will be utterly unlike anything in this world — it will be forever. There will be no change and decay, no end, no goodbye, no mornings and evening, no alteration, and no annihilation. Whatever there is beyond the tomb, when the last trumpet has sounded, and the dead are raised — we know it will be endless, everlasting, and eternal.
We cannot fully realize this condition. The contrast between now and then, between this world and the next, is so very great that our feeble minds cannot grasp it all. How we live our lives in this world, brings consequences in the next, that are so tremendous, that they almost take away our breath, and we shrink back from looking at them. But when the Bible speaks plainly — we have no right to turn away from a subject; and with the Bible in our hands, we will do well to look at the "unseen things that are eternal.
Let us settle it then in our minds, for one thing, that the future happiness of those who are saved is eternal. However little we may understand it — it is something that will have no end — it will never cease, never grow old, never decay, and never die. Their inheritance "can never perish, spoil or fade! They are traveling on towards an "eternal glory which far outweighs" all their struggles — towards.
Faith will be swallowed up in sight , and hope in certainty. They will see as they have been seen, and know as they have been known, and "be forever with the Lord! For another thing, let us settle it in our minds, that the future misery of those who are lost is eternal. I am aware that this is a dreadful truth, and flesh and blood naturally shrink from the contemplation of it.
But I am one of those who believe it is clearly revealed in Scripture, and I dare not keep it back in the pulpit. To my eyes, eternal future happiness and eternal future misery appear to stand side by side. I fail to see how you can distinguish the duration of one, from the duration of the other.
If the joy of the believer is forever — then the sorrow of the unbeliever is also forever. If Heaven is eternal — likewise so is Hell. It may be my ignorance — but I do not know how the conclusion can be avoided. I cannot reconcile the concept of a "non-eternal" punishment with the language of the Bible. Its advocates talk loudly about love and kindness, and say that it does not harmonize with the merciful and compassionate character of God.
But what does the Scripture say? Who ever spoke such loving and merciful words as our Lord Jesus Christ?
Yet His are the lips which three times over describe the consequence of refusing to repent of sin, as "the worm that does not die, and the fire that is not quenched. Who does not remember the Apostle Paul's words about love? Yet he is the very Apostle who says, the wicked "will be punished with everlasting destruction. Who does not know the spirit of love that runs through all John's Gospel and Epistles?
Yet the beloved Apostle is the very writer in the New Testament who dwells most strongly, in the book of Revelation, on the reality and eternity of future agony. What will we say to all these things? Will we be wiser than that which is written? Will we admit the dangerous principle that words in Scripture do not mean what they appear to mean? Is it not far better to put our hands over our months and say, "Whatever God has written must be true!
I lay no claim to any unusual knowledge of Scripture. I daily feel that I am no more infallible than the Pope of Rome. But I must speak according to the light that God has given to me; and I do not think I would be doing my duty if I did not raise a warning voice on this subject, and try to put Christians on their guard.
Six thousand years ago sin entered into the world by the devil's daring lie , "You will not surely die! Let us not be ignorant of his devices. Let us walk steadily in the old paths. Let us hold fast the old truth, and believe that as the happiness of the saved is eternal — so also is the misery of the lost.
He whispers all this into our ears, and he rejoices when he hears any deny these things, for then he hopes to make them and others his victims. What was the use of God's Son becoming incarnate, agonizing in Gethsemane, and dying on the cross to make atonement — if men can ultimately be saved without believing on Him? Where is the slightest proof that saving faith in Christ's blood can ever be achieved after death? Where is the need of the Holy Spirit, if sinners are can enter Heaven without conversion and renewal of heart?
Where can we find the smallest evidence that after a person dies in an unregenerate state — that later he can still be born again, and have a new heart? If a man, without faith in Christ or sanctification of the Spirit, can escape eternal punishment — then sin is no longer an infinite evil — and there was no need for Christ making atonement. I can imagine nothing so pleasant to our flesh and blood , as the deceptive theory that we may live in sin — and yet escape eternal damnation; and that although we are "enslaved by all kinds of evil passions and pleasures" while we are on earth — we will somehow all eventually get to Heaven!
Joined Aug 4, Messages 10, He just made the ring so if he says he can do it, that's kewl. But take a random eternity ring and the random bench person and the odds of it going well are close to 0.
Thanks everyone for the insight and suggestions. We've decided to simply commission a brand new ring. Certainly it is too large to wear comfortably without being annoyed or risk it falling off.
Problems solved. I completely forgot to take even a single photo!!! It is so unlike me! We were at his office for almost an hour yesterday, and I was so focused on the sizing that it completely slipped my mind!
We are returning to visit him again in a week before our departure from California so I had to make sure i settled on the size before leaving his office yesterday. Hence the forgetfulness. I wish I had photos to share Suffice to say The emilya is TDF!!! Simply stunning! Making another band is a good way to solve the problem. Are you going to add the little sizing beads in your Emilya? Joined Jun 15, Messages 3, Joined Apr 8, Messages 2, Joined Jan 9, Messages 7, Sounds like a smart plan.
Also - FWIW! If you only know how to fly VFR, then you will be in a world of hurt if you get in a situation when you can no longer trust your eyes to get you where you need to go. A Pre-millennial, Pre-Tribulation, Dispensational view of Eschatology the study of last things , places one on a precise, intended destination in the course of Scriptures and is akin to flying IFR. It is precise because if you begin to deviate from the structure that is laid out in Scriptures, you will be way off course by the time you get to the end.
Some key points here will help you navigate through the Scriptures:. God never changes, but He has revealed His plan to man progressively from Adam until John which is what our scriptures largely comprise. We are in the process of watching it unfold today.
The Church is the Body and Bride of Christ. We are the body of Christ 1 COR 12 in the sense of our unity and purpose.
We are the Bride in our relationship to Christ. Big difference. Ex , Rev. God made eternal and binding covenants with the Jews and the nation of Israel long before any even knew who the Messiah would be. Our salvation as individuals was planned before the beginning of the world.
We are not saved by what we do, but rather, by our being drawn to Christ through the Holy Spirit, and then having the righteousness of Christ applied to our lives…whether we think we deserve it or not. When we are saved, we are sealed by the Holy Spirit Eph.
That day, being the Rapture or catching up of the Church of God into heaven. Titus , Heb. The , and the Two Witnesses will be commissioned to spread the Gospel and call down Judgment on the earth.
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