Time: Part 4—Time & God

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Time

Our conventional view of time is insufficient to explain the eternal nature of God. As the one who created our space-time universe and stands outside of time, God always was and always is; there’s never been a time when He didn’t exist. He alone is able to survey time in its entire duration. Some of the things related to God’s purposes, such as free will, election, and divine sovereignty, are mysterious to us because of our own limited view of time.

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Time: Part 3—The Inadequacy of Conventional Views

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Time

The fact that God’s view of time is different than ours and that there are many instances of precognition (seeing events before they happen, as in the case of John and the book of Revelation) are two reasons to reject our conventional view of time as complete. While some have proposed multiple dimensions of time to explain these phenomena, there’s much we simply do not know, except that our ordinary sense of time seems to be inadequate.

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Time: Part 2—Time & Physics

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Time

Ken Boa discusses how the findings of physics have had an impact on our understanding of time. Rather than seeing it as absolute, we now understand it to be relative to a reference point. Also, as we can see from verses like 2 Peter 3:8, God is not constricted to a certain time framework as humans on earth are.

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Time: Part 1—The Mystery of Time

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Time

Adapted from a chapter in Ken Boa’s book “God, I Don’t Understand,” this series will explore how the Bible views time, including the relationship between God and time and between humans and time. Part 1 gives an overview of the mystery surrounding time, emphasizing the limits of the human perspective and the evidence that there is more to time than we often consider.

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The 52 Greatest Stories of the Bible (Story #5): Real Freedom (Exodus 20)

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series 52 Greatest Stories of the Bible

After the Israelites were delivered from the hand of the Egyptians and they finally entered the Promised Land, God gave them laws, through Moses, to teach them how to live in their newfound freedom. These principles, summarized in the Ten Commandments, still have a profound impact on the world today.

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