Here is the next problem that we have here with the CLNT:
John 6:51 I am the living Bread which descends out of heaven. If anyone should be eating of this Bread, he shall be living for the eon. Now the Bread also, which I shall be giving for the sake of the life of the world, is My flesh."
Do I understand this correctly here? THE eon. Is this the same eon where marriage is also existing also? But wait a minute here, Jesus is clearly talking about the living bread that is clearly eternal and endless, is this not true? 1Timothy 6:16 clearly shows that ONLY The Son is immortal. Immortal is clearly eternal.
Yes, "for the eon" is correct. The Greek says literally: "eis ton aiona" εις τον αιωνα or "into the eon." Young's Literal has "he shall live to the age." In the next eon, called the millennium or 1000 years, we will live THROUGH the duration of that eon and not have to worry about dying. When that eon ends, and it surely will since we are told that when the thousand years ends (Rev. 20:3) that another eon comes which is the new earth eon. Even if we said "live for ever" the "ever" should not be construed to mean "unendingly" since the Bible shows us that all the eons are said to end. Therefore all the "evers" in "for ever" must end as well. That would suck to have ever-lasting life and have the ever end, wouldn't it? But to have eonian life (life pertaining to the eons and at the same time we know we will "put on immortality" (1 Cor.15) so that when the eons end, we will continue to live since we have immortality.
Furthermore in John 17:
21 that they may all be one, according as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us, that the world should be believing that Thou dost commission Me.
22 "And I have given them the glory which Thou has given Me, that they may be one, according as We are One,
....the clnt clearly teaches that the Father is in Jesus and Jesus is in the Father who is endless and eternal. Verse 21 also clearly shows that the resurrected believer in Christ is also ONE with the Father AND the Son. This clearly contradicts John 6:51, for the Father is clearly BEYOND "...living for the eon."
Well, as shocking as this may sound, the Bible does not really say God and Jesus are eternal. We just take it for granted they are since they confer immortality upon us later. The one who wrote John 17:21 died almost two thousand years ago. John was one with Jesus and the Father. He was not trying to suggest that being one with the Father and the Son automatically confers immortality upon that individual. But that they were one in purpose.
How does one observe "the eons"? What does the eon look like? Taste like? Smell like? Feel like? I did not realize that time could be seen. However, the world can be seen as the KJV states.
Hebrews 11:3 By faith we are apprehending the eons to adjust to a declaration of God, so that what is being observed has not come out of what is appearing.
Obviously the person does not understand the term "apprehending." Apprehending has to do with the mind and understanding, i.e. thought processes. The writer of Hebrews 11:3 is suggesting that what is appearing, i.e. the thrusting aside of Israel and grace being given to the nations apart from Israel came due to God adjusting the eons. The apostle Paul called this adjustment a "secret" and that this will continue until the complement of the nations enters per Romans 11:25,26. If the eons were not adjusted then Christ would have come back and set up the millennial reign almost two thousand years ago.
And how about this one:
Hebrews 7: 24 yet that One, because of His remaining for the eon, has an inviolate priesthood.
Jesus is remaining for the eon? Remember this is the same exact terminology used to describe how mankind is marrying. Is Jesus dead right now? If not, where is He right this very minute? Does Jesus Christ still remain after the first earth is destroyed by fire as talked about in 2 Peter? Does Jesus also remain way way after the new heavens and the new earth wherein only dwells righteousness in 2 Peter as well? Hmmmmm.
What Knoch will fail to admit because he cannot affort to admit this, is that there is a "aion" that is infinite as described in Revelation 22. I counted at least three "eons" before what Jesus spoke of regarding marriage. Knoch used the singular of eon. That is pure error. What scripture is telling us is that there is one WORLD which is of course the one that we are living in now. Then the SECOND world is the one without sin and is without marriage. Knoch cannot reconcile his blunder. You used the correct translation by using "eons" HOWEVER the greek scripture in that verse is in the singular. Hence the error.
First of all Revelation 22 does not describe aion as infinite. An infinite age is a contradiction in terms. The person is obviously confused. The phrase in Revelation 22 "eons of the eons" is speaking of "near the end of the 1000 year eon and the duration of the new earth eon." They are the two greatest eons out of all the eons which went before. Also, if the Greek has the singular "aion" then Knoch had to put the singular "eon" in the translation. It is not a matter of him making a mistake.
Secondly, Concerning Hebrews 7:23 I will quote the Concordant Commentary: "If the Melchizedek priesthood should last forever (instead of for the eon) then it too, would come under the condemnation of never bringing anything to perfection or finality. Then there would be a temple and priesthood on the new earth; indeed, it would continue beyond the consummation, and form an insurmountable barrier between God and some of His creatures. Priesthood is a sign of estrangement; it vanishes when God is at peace with His people. Hence, though the Lord's life is indissoluble (7:16) and the priesthood inviolate (7:24), unbroken by death, it is always limited to one eon, beyond which there can be no priesthood, because there is no estrangement."
And this is from Unsearchable Riches magazing:
"It is evident, therefore, that the continuance of the Aaronic priesthood was a badge of its futility. Is the Melchisedec order likewise inefficient? Or does this priesthood accomplish its object? How long is the duration of the Melchisedec reign of Christ? Six passages bring before us the duration of the priesthood of our Lord, Jesus Christ. For the A.V. it is always "for ever" or "for evermore." The CONCORDANT VERSION follows
Heb. 5: 6; 7:17,21 Thou art a priest for the eon
According to the order of Melchisedec.
6:20 Chief Priest according to the order of Melchisedec
for the eon.
7:24 because He is remaining for the eon, has an
28 For the law is constituting men chief priests who
have infirmity, yet the word sworn in the oath
which is after the law, the Son, perfected for the
"This phrase "for the eon" is in contrast to that at the end of the epistle, where glory is ascribed to Jesus Christ "for the eons of the eons" (Heb.13:21). He has many glories. Two of these are of special note. He is Priest and King. A priest is appointed to represent the people before God, and is only needed in the presence of sin, while mankind is at a distance from God. Priesthood vanishes in the new creation, just as rule itself is abrogated at the consummation of the eons. If the priesthood of Christ were like that under the law, in which the people were ever brought nigh, but never near, then it would be lacking its chief excellence. That is, that it carries through (dieenekes) its object, and makes priesthood needless, for all can then approach the Deity.
" As priests, the saints reign with Christ a thousand years. As kings, their rule is associated with His for the whole day of God, which follows the day of Jehovah. So that the Melchisedec priesthood of Christ is literally "for the eon," and yet His reign as the Son of God goes on throughout the eon which follows. His priesthood is for but one eon, His kingdom for two. And the greatest glory of each is that He accomplishes the object for which they exist. He brings men so near to God that no priest is needed. He rules so effectively and subordinates the race to God so completely that no further rule is desirable. Then, and not till then, He hands over all to God, Himself being crowned only with the amaranthine halo of humility." (A. E. Knoch Unsearchable Riches vol.25)
I have no idea what he is saying concerning what Jesus said about marriage and its relationship to the eon. "Mat 22:30 For in the resurrection neither are they marrying nor taking in marriage, but are as messengers of God in heaven."
If this does not help, please let me know.