INFINITE

Jn.3:16 – For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Everlasting, or infinite, is totally incomprehensible to the human mind. I am sure not everyone would agree with me at first but just come with me, for a moment, down this path that leads to infinite. Simply spoken, infinite is without beginning or end. That being true, everything that is infinite would be uncreated or already existing from eternity. There is only One who fits into that category who is the Lord Himself. Everything else, galaxies, black holes, planets, solar systems, and even time itself is part of God’s glorious creation. That puts us in the created category not being able to fully understand the only infinite being. We are given glimpses of Him in our fallen condition by revelation through the Holy Spirit. Jonathan Edwards described infinite in regard to his first glimpse of his own sinfulness in the light of an infinite and holy God. Check this out.

“My wickedness, as I am in myself, has long appeared to me perfectly ineffable, and infinitely swallowing up all thought and imagination; like an infinite deluge, or infinite mountains over my head. I know not how to express better, what my sins appear to me to be, than by heaping infinite upon infinite, and multiplying infinite by infinite. I go about very often, for this many years, with these expressions in my mind, and in my mouth, “Infinite upon infinite. Infinite upon infinite!” When I look into my heart, and take a view of my wickedness, it looks like an abyss infinitely deeper than hell. And it appears to me, that were it not for free grace, exalted and raised up to the infinite height of all the fullness and glory of the great Jehovah, and the arm of his power and grace stretched forth, in all the majesty of his power, and in all the glory of his sovereignty; I should appear sunk down in my sins infinitely below hell itself, far beyond sight of everything, but the piercing eye of God’s grace, that can pierce even down to such a depth, and to the bottom of such an abyss.”

So the amazing thing about humans, we were created in the image of God to enjoy Him forever. This is made possible by faith in the sacrificial death of the Son of God. Since we are created in the image of God we will all continue to live on through eternity. The only question that has to be answered is this, will we be at peace with God when we step over? The consequences are infinite upon infinite either way; joy unspeakable or unthinkable sorrow.

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