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(1) He is ETERNAL: everlasting, unmade, without beginning or end:

(a) God is UNCREATED: “In the beginning, God…” Gen. 1:1
“Before the mountains…or ever you formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to
eve lasting, You are God.” (Psa. 90:2)
“Have You not known? the EVERLASTING God the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth faints
not?” (Isa. 44:6)
“You are my witnesses says the Lord…that you may know and believe Me and understand that I
AM (He); before Me there was no God formed (nothing formed of God), neither shall there be
afterMe.” (Isa. 43:10)
“Hearken unto Me 0 Jacob, and Israel My called; I AM He; I AM the first; I also am the last”
(Isa. 48:12)
“I have not spoken in secret; from the beginning, from the time that it was, there AM I.”
(Isa. 48:16)
“Holy, holy, Holy Lord God Almighty, which was and is, and is to come”. (Rev. 4:8)
“He is before all things, and by Him all things consist” (hold together) (Col. 1:16)
(b) He is called the ETERNAL God:
“The eternal God is Your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” (Deut. 33:27)
“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God be glory and honor for ever
and ever. Amen” (I Tim. 1:17)
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes,
which we have looked upon and our hands have handled of the Word of life; (for the Life was
manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness and show unto you that eternal life, which
was with the Father and was manifested unto us.) (I Jn. 1:1-2)
“And this is the record, that God has given unto us eternal life; and this life is in His Son; He that
has the Son, has life; He that has not the Son of God has not life.” (I Jn. 5:11,12)
“And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding that we may know
him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in His son, Jesus Christ. This is the true God,
and eternal life.” (I Jn. 5:20)
HEBREW: Hebrew has more words for eternal or eternity than either Greek or Arabic; it was
a significant subject to the first people of God. quedmah (kayd-maw) – the front of
place (absol. the forepart) or time (antiquity) eternal, everlasting, foreward, old. (Strongs
6924) olam – (o-lawm) prop. concealed, i.e. the vanishing point. Gen. TIME 0UT 0F MIND
(past or future) i.e. practically eternity; freq. adv.(esp. with prep. pref.) always-ancient
(time), anymore, continuance, eternal, forever, of old time, perpetual, at any time
(beginning of the) world, TIME WITH0UT END. (Strongs 5769)
“Olam which means “to hide”, strictly designates the secret time of the past, “time out of
mind” or time immemorial. (Psa.25:6; Jer. 6:16; 18:15; Job 22:15; Amos 9:11)
Prospectively it denotes an infinite time to come, forever i.e. relatively as an individual
life (Ex. 21:6; Deut. 15:17; I Sam. 27:12) of a race (I Sam. 2:30, 13:13; 2 Sam. 7:16) of the
present constitution of the Universe (Psa. 78:69, 104:5; Eccl. 1:4) or absolutely (Gen.
17:7,8; Ex. 12:14; Jer. 51:39; Eccl. 12:5). It is also used poetically of a “good long period”
(Isa. 30:8) (Peoples Bible Encyclopedia p.334)
GREEK: aion – (ahee-ohn) used 128 times in the N.T.:26/29: 1:197 rt.104: cf. 5550.
“from the same as 104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world;
spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future) – age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-
more), (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end)” (Strongs 165; 128
1.”(From ao, anui, to blow, breathe) the life that wastes away in the breathing of our
breath, life as transitory; then, the course of life, time of life, and gen. life in its temporal
form; then, the space of human life, an age. aion always includes a reference to the life,
which the life of the world is accomplished; IMMEASURABLE TIME” (gen. pl. of ages)
2.”aionios – (ahee-o-nee-os; used 71 times in the N.T.; 27/30 1:197; from 165″
“PERPETUAL; also used of past TIME, or past and future as well; eternal, forever,
everlasting, world (began).” (Strong, p.166) “1. VERY L0NG TIME, eternity – a. of time
gone by, the past, earliest times, then eternity. b. of TIME T0 C0ME, which IF IT HAS N0
END is also known as eternity, eternally, in perpetuity ( so commonly in Gk. lit and Plato).”
(Gingrich & Danker, p.27-28) “belonging to the aion, to time in its movement; constant,
abiding, eternal.” (Bullinger, p.256) Aion corresponds remarkably with the Hebrew olam in
nearly all of its meanings. Its adjective form has for its general import enduring, lasting
with the following uses in the N.T. forever (Jn. 6:51,58, 14:16; Heb. 5:6, 6:20) unto the
ages, i.e. as long as the time shall be (Rom. 1:25, 9:5, 11:36) from the ages i.e. from eternity
(Col. 1:26; Eph. 3:9) before time was, i.e. before the foundation of the world (I Cor. 2:7).
In poetical and popular use, ages from the ages means from of old (Lk. 1:70; Acts 3:21)
from the most ancient times. Elsewhere of the future it is used in an unlimited sense
“endless” (2 Cor. 4:18; Lk. 16:9; Heb. 9:12, 13:20) especially of the happy future of the
righteous as “life everlasting” (Mat. 19:16,29, 25:46) and often of the miserable fate of the
wicked (Mk. 3:29; Mat. 18:8) (PBE op. cit. p.334)
3.aidios – (ah-id-ee-os’) – used twice: 21/22 1:168 104. “from 104; EVER-DURING
(forward and backward, or forward only; eternal, everlasting.” (Strongs 126.) “always
existing, perpetual (adj. from aei, always), occ. (Jude 6). (Bullingers Critical Lexicon &
Concordance p. 256-257) “Everlasting, eternal. frequently in Aristotle;. it is of the
essence of the aidiotees (subst. in Arist. and Philo) to be without beginning or end.”
(Kittel p. 168.)
(c) He is called the EVERLASTING God:
“And Abraham… called there on the name of the Lord, the everlasting God.” (Gen. 21:33)
“The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying Yea, I have loved you with an everlasting love;
therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you.” (Jer. 31:33)
“…according to the revelation of the mystery which was kept secret since the world began, but
now is made manifest and by the scriptures of the prophets according to the commandment of
the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith. (Rom.16:25b-26)
“…and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father,
the prince of peace” (Isa. 9:6)
“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, from everlasting and to everlasting. Amen and amen.”
(Psa. 41:13)
“But you Bethlehem…out of you shall He come forth to Me that is to be Ruler in Israel; whose
goings forth have been from old, from everlasting.” (Mic. 5:2)
HEBREW: ‘ad – from adah (aw-daw); a prim. root; to pass on, or continue (Strongs 5710);
prop. a (peremptory) terminus, i.e. by implication duration, in the sense of advance or
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perpetuity . eternity, ever(-lasting -more) old, perpetually, world without end. (Strongs
5703) ad – prop. the same as 5703 (used as a prep. adj. or conj. espec. with a prep.) as far
(or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while) or degree
(equallywith); Strongs 5704.
“The word ‘everlasting’ which the prophet applies to God (in Isa. 40:28) does not imply any
devaluation of time or history, as in the philosophies and mysticisms of Greece and
India. It means a long duration of time whether extending remotely into the past
(antiquity) or indefinitely into the future (futurity) and thus suggests everlasting time, time
whose boundaries are hidden from mans view…” “The prophet is not concerned with
metaphysical speculations but with historical meaning…sense of eternity is occasioned by
the realization that Yaweh, unlike the idols, is not bounded by the limitations of mans
finite life or by the changing cycles of nature. He is the everlasting God who acts within
history to accomplish His purpose and therefore men may rely on Him in faith, confident
that His power does not fail.” (B.W. Anderson IDB Vol. 2: pp. 412, 416)
WE ARE Created:
We are finite, beings with beginning
We or any other creature can or will never be God
To attempt this is both stupid and selfish
God is utterly unlike any other being in creation
This is the ultimate basis of His right to be God alone

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