The apocalyptic account in the book of Revelation, talks about the “beast,” saying that from the point of the end times, he “once was and now is not.”
Compare that to the characterization of God, which states that he “was, and is, and is to come.”
That is a marked difference — and comforting one, too.
For God, that means his existence is in the past, the present, and the future. Whereas the beast has no future. The beast’s existence, therefore, is limited and finite, while God’s existence is unlimited and infinite. God will prevail; the beast will be defeated.
A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 700-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and numerous books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.