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SEMPITERNITY

Eternity considered as having neither beginning nor end; hence possessed only by God, who, unlike creatures, never began. Moreover, he always will be because he cannot not be, unlike creatures who may continue eternally but not by a necessity of being.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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