Friday, January 11, 2013

Concordant Literal New Testament Exposed Part 2: Problem verses with "Aion"

This is part 2 of the sermon series exposing the Concordant Literal New Testament. In the last part, we were comparing changes between the King James Version and CLNT. Now we will compare the changes with the KJV and CLNT prior concerning with the Greek "aion". Before we do the comparisons, universalists claim that "aion" is temporary and denies that the Merriam-Webster's dictionary renders "aion" as "indefinite".

If their view of Greek "aion" is temporary, then there's a lot problems with God's attributes and mankind's salvation and immortality. How can we have salvation and immortality, if "aion" is temporary? What happens at the end of the "aion" that would effect our salvation and immortality? How can Universal Salvation be true, if "aion" is temporary?

"Aion" in the Universalist's view means "a duration of time". "A duration of time" is the same as "temporary". Merriam-Webster's view of "aion" means "indefinite amount of time" which can mean "endless". In other words, the "aion" doesn't end.

Don Hewey has written the possibilities that if and only if "aion" is temporary:

The glory of God is temporary

The CLNT renders God's glory to pass away. Contradicts several bible verses as mentioned on Don Hewey's "Problem Verses with Aion"

The righteousness of God is temporary

Not only the CLNT implies that the Son is a sinner as mentioned in Part 1, but the Father as well. Blatant Blasphemy against the righteousness of both the Father and Son.

God lives only temporarily

As Don Hewey mentions in his article, God apparently dies at the end of the "aion".

God's Kingdom is temporary

The CLNT renders the Kingdom of God ceasing to exist at the end of the "aion".

God is only wise temporarily

As noted by Don, God is apparently unwise at the end of the "aion".

God is incorruptible temporarily

God becomes corrupted at the end of the "aion".

God abides only temporarily

God quits abiding at the end of the "aion".

Mark 3:29: "yet whoever shall be blaspheming against the holy spirit is having no pardon for the eon, but is liable to an eonian penalty."

Matt Slick of CARM has the same problem with this verse in the CLNT as Don does. What this means for the Universalist is that the Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is pardonable at the end of the "aion". While sin is pardonable (it's only conditional by repentance), The Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit cannot be pardonable.

Luke 1:33: "His father, and He shall reign over the house of Jacob for the eons

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