Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Quadruple word meanings for Eon
I have been interested in the discussion of space/time/eternity for many years. McReynolds Interlinear New Testament has a Strong's Greek usage tied to an RSV translation and there are eight different words used to translate EON. I understand the whole contextual translation difficulty but there are major opportunity for theological bias in such cases. Like the phrase, "this age and the age to come" would be meaninglessness if it were,"this eternity or the eternity to come".
So if the issue between time and eternity is not time/eternity, but a successive unfolding of ages after we die,first obviously non corporeal, then corporeal, then there seem to be more things that can happen, each in its proper order, in establishing the plan of the eons.
On an unrelated note, during my shower I realized that the two lights over the tub and shower have not gone out in seven years. They have a mechanism that turns the light off if you forget. That must add longevity to the bulbs.
It has been too hot to take pictures. I begin to lose functional knowledge quickly when I am not taking pictures.
I had a bad gut feeling about this when I heard about a church merger, but the old and the young are fussing at Coral Ridge PCA. The new kid has departed from Dr. Kennedy's "magisterial" style, introduced too many contemporary songs, and uses gel in his hair....(kidding on that last on) duh! No other human being on the face of the planet had his magisterial style, the man walked in slow motion like a dancer. So, five big bucks or big power players are trying to fire Pastor T. The sad part is that it has already cost a gifted pastor who served well in the other group to resign over the flap.