41. The Seventh Age. May the evening of this age not find us [in this life], if it has not already begun. This is the evening of which the Lord says, "Do you think that the Son of Man will find faith on the earth when he comes?" 120. After this evening there will come the morning, when the Lord himself will come in glory. Then they to whom he said, "Be perfect as your Father, who is in heaven, is perfect," 121. will rest with Christ from all their works. For such men perform works that are very good. After such works one should hope for rest on the seventh day, which has no evening. Words can in no sense express how God made and created heaven and earth and every creature that he created, but this exposition according to the order of days recounts it as a history of works he did so that it has special regard for the prediction of what is to come.
Why the Ages of the World Are Unequal
42. It may upset someone that we have found in these ages of the world that the first two ages each encompass ten generations, while the next three ages are each composed of fourteen generations and this sixth age is not defined by any number of generations. 122. It is easy, however, to see in the case of every man that the first two ages, infancy and childhood, are bound to the senses of the body. These bodily senses are five: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. The number "five" is doubled because the human sexes, as the result of which there exist such generations, are two, male and female. The____________________