And I understand, that is why I have asked for more information about why perpetuity is not a valid definition.
I'll assume that "perpetuity" means "eternity" since that is the primary definition given in Merriam Webster and the only definition given that works in scripture.
One reason that "eternity" is not a valid definition for aion is that no where in scripture does the word aion impart the meaning "eternity". At most a whole phrase ("to the ages of the ages") imparts that meaning. And it is debatable as to whether the whole phrase does that.
A second reason is that "age" works everywhere aion works and "age" certainly does not mean "eternity".
Age does work everywhere aion is used no argument there, it is actually one of the things that got me out of the mindset that aionios only means everlasting.
But in terms of the extension of the word to perpetuity, that word does not only have one definition either and I think that is where some difficulty lies in these discussions. I have no reason to limit my argument to one definition of any word, because as far as I know, there is more than one meaning.
But, despite opinions and case building, scholars and theologians continue to translate with definitions that the lay people decide is wrong.
Maybe that doesn't mean anything.
As I was researching the word Olam I found a website (and I can find the link if needed) and sent a contact e-mail over the translation of that word to everlasting. The person responded and said that they didn't really like how the "abstract" ancient Greek terms everlasting or forever and ever were applied to the old testament.
This really got me thinking about the Ancient Greek text. Prior to that I was in a lot of back and forth discussion that never went anywhere as each of us leveraged for the correct definition of the words.
I understand your concern over what people will come to conclude. But since I have seen the word Aion in the absolute (age / ages) and the abstract (as long as required / seemingly forever / perception) then I have actually gotten somewhere in discussion with people and they either had to call me a name, or consider what I have said.
In that respect, aionios in the abstract actually does not take on a greater meaning than aion in the abstract.
All I can say is this has opened more doors than it has closed not much else I can offer on the subject.
Thanks for the discussion, appreciate it.