Saturday, May 25, 2013

All Good Things?

Last night, I attended a high school graduation. During the ceremony, someone mentioned that “all good things must come to an end.” While this was true in the sense in which the saying was applied, it got me thinking briefly about the universal aspect of that statement. Is it really true that all good things must come to an end?

Consider the Christian life. By definition, salvation has as its end eternal life, everlasting throughout all of time and eternity (John 3:16). Christian theology teaches that we will live with Christ, ultimately in the new heavens and new earth. This is most assuredly a good thing. We will be fully conformed to the image of the Son of God (Romans 8:29), and that will be a good thing. Finally, we will be existing, and existence itself is a good thing (Genesis 1:31). So, we can see not all good things come to an end after all; in fact, given that God is a necessary being, some good things cannot possibly come to an end!

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