If we say that "X" has always existed even before when there was nothing, should we say:
i. X has always been there.
ii. There has always been X.
iii. X has always existed.
iv. X has always been eternal.
For the 'iv' what may come in mind is that what 'eternal' mean?
Something that has always been and will always remain.
Something that will always remain.
Does the word 'eternal' cover the existence in past too?