Dr. Dan Hayden • 

There’s no warranty on spiritual things. That’s because they don’t wear out. Now, isn’t that a good deal!

Sometimes I wonder if there is a planned obsolescence in the things we buy. Very few things last for any length of time. New cars, for instance, cost a lot of money. But in just five years, many of them are falling apart, and need to be replaced. Now that may be good for the automobile industry, but it’s not so good for you and me. Oh well – that’s just the way it is with temporal things.

I’ve got good news for you, though. There are some things that don’t wear out. The Apostle Paul put it this way in 2 Corinthians 4:18. He said, “…while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” When something is eternal, it simply means that it won’t wear out.


The word “eternal” here is the Greek word aionios, which means “everlasting, or lasting forever.” It comes from aion, where we get our English word aeon – an indefinitely long period of time. So God is saying that we should concentrate on things that don’t wear out. He’s referring, of course, to spiritual things, things like the human soul, and God Himself. These are timeless qualities.

One of the basic laws of science is the second law of thermodynamics: the law of entropy. This law says that everything in the physical universe is wearing out. That’s the way it is with temporal things. But there’s no entropy with spiritual things, because they are eternal.

Say – salvation in Jesus Christ doesn’t come with a warranty. It comes with the guarantee that it will last forever.