How long is eternity?

mount_everestImagine someone climbing to the top of Mount Everest, all 8,848 metres of it and digging away one metre of its height before climbing down exhausted again.

Here’s a maths question for you: just suppose someone climbed to the top every 10,000 years and dug away one metre each time.

How long would it take before Mount Everest resembled an anthill?

You might simply say, ‘A long, long time’. Or you might put all the noughts after the last eight and arrive at an accurate answer. Either way, that is not eternity. Eternity is all the time it takes to remove that mountain and then another one and then another one and then another one and then…

Forever and ever without end and each one of us will spend eternity in one of two places: in hell or in what we popularly call heaven but should be more accurately known as the New Heavens and the New Earth when Creation is restored to its former glory by Him who created it.