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Aidos
« on: December 06, 2006, 10:08:49 AM »

> Ray,
> Thank you for all that you are doing to reveal God's truth. Let it be known that
> God has used you to change my life. Bless you.
>
> A question for you. Please, simply direct me if this has already been addressed
> on your site.
> After looking at a Greek dictionary, it appears to me that the word "aidios"
> more closely resembles the english concept of everlasting or eternal than
> "aion". I see that "aidios" is used twice in the New Testament.
>
> "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly
> seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal (aidios)
> power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse." Romans 1:20
>
> "And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own
> habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting (aidios) chains under darkness unto
> the judgment of the gre at day." Jude 1:6
>
> I can see how the definition I found fits the verse in Romans, however, I am
> confused by its use in Jude. Can you shed some light on this. Do you see it as
> you do the term "aion", meaning an age, era, period of time?
>
> Thank you again,
> Sherri
 

Dear Sherri:
I have answered this question many times. "Aidios" assuredly DOES NOT mean "eternal." It means imperceptible or invisable.  It has two elements "A"  = not, and "idios" = see or perceive. Hence "not see or not perceive."  What can BE seen in creation attests to what CANNOT BE SEEN in God's achievements.  The bonds of the angels are not visible and literal physical chains, but "imperceptible" chains. It is very similar to the word "h - ades," which is also un perceive, hence unseen or imperceptible.
God be with you,
Ray
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