[This is the first post in a new series on the attributes of God.]
And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.”
But You, O LORD, shall endure forever,
And the remembrance of Your name to all generations.
Not only will God continue to exist eternally into the future, but He has also always existed from eternity past. And not only has God existed since eternity past, but so has His redemptive plan for creation. Before the foundations of the world, God ordained the Creation, the Fall, the Incarnation and Resurrection of Jesus, and the salvation of God’s people. This eternality of God is a wondrous truth for the believer for it grants him confidence in the perseverence of his faith. Once a believer realizes that God has demanded the Christian’s salvation and perseverance from this sin-stained world, the believer can live without fear in the joy that God offers all of His children. Also of note is the fact that Christ is eternal in His sonship: He existed eternally before His incarnation s the First-Born over creation and will exist eternally post-resurrection as the glorified Son of God.
This post is adapted from Blue Letter Bible’s Theological FAQs page.