Saturday, November 10, 2007

Time And Eternity - My Dad's Response

Johnathan, your pondering is indeed something to ponder. However you have forgotten something very important. If the basis of your study is wrong, then the conclusion will be wrong. You started your basis for pondering with the finite trying to get to the infinite. It will never work. The reason .33333 plus .6666 will never come to a mathmatical decimal one is because man can never reach to the level of God. It does not matter how intelligent man is, his combined knowledge, wisdom, genius, or reasoning ability will never equal God's.

You asked about the linear movement of time. You must remember that in God's world, there is no such thing as time. We keep everthing organized, not because of linear movement of time, but because God is not the author of confusion, so He set things in order. You also asked if time could just be the result of mulitple infinities. The answer is yes, if you believe in multiple gods or co-equal, co-eternal, co-existent beings in that one god. But if you believe that there is only One God and He is Spirit, then you realize that time is a creation of that infinite spirit so He could deal with the .3333 plus .6666 of His creation.

When you are talking of God's creation being man and calling him finite, then you must remember that not all of man is finite. There is a part of man that is infinite. Man is not the finite result of many infinities. Infinities did not combine to create. Infinity did it by Himself. God is not an infinite number of infinities. He is I Am. When you are infinity, there are no others. God did not, does not, nor will combine with any other infinite, finite, or entity in order to be. This is why this verse is in scripture. Hebrews 11:6, "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." We must first believe that God is. We can not explain Him with man's wisdom nor science, but we can explain him through faith.

I know we have talked at length of faith. Faith is truly like beauty. We may not be able to universely define it, but each of us know it when we see it. So it is with us. We may not all have the same definition of faith, but God certainly knows it when He sees it. And He certainly does reward it. . In conclusion, eternity is not a construct. Eternity is. It is, because God is. It is not a combination of anything. Eternity is man living in God's world. Time is God living in man's world.

Love You Dad

Yours Truly,


Because You Need To Know What I Think

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