Time is not eternity. How can eternity be a moving image of time? LOL. Since eternity is timelessness."The word for eternal is aionios. It means more than everlasting, for Plato - who may have invented the word - plainly says that a thing may be everlasting and still not be aionios. The simplest way to out it is that aionios cannot be used properly of anyone but God; it is the word uniquely, as Plato saw it, of God. Eternal punishment is then literally that kind of remedial punishment which it befits God to give and which only God can give.
But it was Plato who took this word aionios -- he may even have coined it -- and gave it its special mysterious meaning. To put it briefly, for Plato aionios is the word of eternity in contrast with time. Plato uses it, as it has been said, 'to denote that which has neither beginning nor end, and that is subject to neither change nor decay, that which is above time, but of which time is a moving image'."
-William Barkley, I am a Convinced Universalist.
Therefore, aionios, according to Plato, who coined the word is that which is above time, in which time appears as a moving image beside it.
This is not a veiled comment, or obscure critisism but a valid correction.
Plato gave no room for misinterpretation of how he defined AIONIOS, and it is the Hot Air Balloon above a Macy's Parade.
When trying to prove a point or state a fact, make sure you have your facts straight and please respect those who actually dedicated their life to facts and knowledge of the truth for the very purpose to destroy the arguments that hold itself against the knowledge of the truth.
There is no harm in admitting you were mistaken in your understanding, and that is what is missing in this discussion.
2 Corinthians 10:5
5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Later the word AIONIOS began to obtain cognitive definitions which put AIONIOS in relation to something that is not immortal and permenant to mean just a very long time in relation to what it describes.
Therefore it remains, AIONIOS has two definitions which are correct.
One that states a duration with no beginning or with no end or both, and the other that states a duration with a end."An indeterminate duration of which the maximum is fixed by the intrinsic nature of the persons or things. Or the last ever so long - so long as they last!"
- Pétavel-Olliff, Emmanuel, The Problem of Immortality (1836-1910)
Therefore I agree with both Pétavel-Olliff, Emmanuel, William Barkley and Plato (who coined the word).
In relation to God is a state of something that exceeds and unchanged by time.
In relation to anything else it is a state of something that is constrained by time.
Any other definition sacrifices fact and moves into the realm of fiction.