The Afterlife, Lesson 6: Eternity

heavenhellToday’s lesson is on the meaning of “eternity” and “eternal” in the New Testament — and how these words don’t necessarily mean “everlasting.”

Download here. Lesson 6: “Eternity”.
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About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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6 Responses to The Afterlife, Lesson 6: Eternity

  1. John F. says:

    OT and NT fire is always God’s wrath. (29:45). A momentary lapse? Noah did not know of fire as God’s wrath. Babel did not know of fire as wrath.

  2. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:

    John F,

    I didn’t say that God’s wrath is always symbolized as fire. But when fire is used symbolically, it’s God’s wrath. It became a standard metaphor after S&G.

  3. Larry Cheek says:

    I thought that by downloading the mp3 files I might have a time to listen when I am not at my computer. As I click to download the immediate response is to stream the message, it does not give me the opportunity to save a file. I have experienced this on several of the lessons.

  4. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    Thanks for letting me know. WordPress “upgraded” and the mechanism changed. You now have to right click and select “Save link as” to download. I’ve gone back and added instructions to all the lessons.

  5. Melanie Holt says:

    I would love to see these lessons in print as I am a person who underlines as I study. I would also like them in print so that it is easier to go back and review the lessons. Thanks for all the studying you do and sharing your knowledge of the Bible with others.

  6. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    I’m sorry but there are no notes per se. I usually teach based on a rough outline in my head. I haven’t used detailed notes in decades. On the other hand, everything I cover in class has been covered in the blog — often more than once. Under the Categories drop-down menu, select Theology/The Afterlife, and you’ll get (or just click on the link). It’s quite a lot of material.

    I refresh my recollections largely from the Salvation 2.0 series from last year. It won’t be in the same order, but will cover much of the same ground. The even older series at the same link will be a little repetitive but likely more detailed in their textual analysis. One benefit of the blog is it gives me space to delve into the hard questions. One benefit of teaching class is I can’t: I have to cut a lesson down to 40 minutes, which often makes for a better lesson.

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