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Given that at the Last Judgment the world will end, why in the “Glory Be” do we say “world without end”?

Question:

Given that at the Last Judgment the world will end, why in the “Glory Be” do we say “world without end”?<br /> <br />

Answer:

“World without end” is an idiom that simply means “forever.” It is used to emphasize the eternal nature of God.

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