What to do with it? what Should we not do with it?
As a society we treat time as if we have all we need and that it will never be a issue. This week in my philosophy class we were talking about history and the location of continents as in Great Britain, or Israel, or even Oceans like the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, one is very large and the other very small in the providence of God is it possible that he intentionally placed England where it is to stop Islam in the time of Henry the 8th. Beside his multiple marriages he is known for his contribution to the separation from the Catholic Church despite his erroneous way’s to divorce his first wife to marry a new. The fruit was the Bible being translated into modern English is that not providential and using his proclaimed enemy “John Wycliffe’s” translation to introduce to us The King James Bible which introduces as by effect liberty of the truth of the bible to the commoner. Ideas of liberty and individuality which eventually trickles down to the American revolution from the revelations of God’s holy word that people are equal and free to govern themselves is a radical idea but what I believe is the best explanation. So was this planned by God or did God Just give men the best possible chance to discover truth by placing England on a Island?
So I said all that to suggest how does God influence us? We often see time as a series of event that are not governed by law’s and our western view has been influenced by Plato and Socrates through church father like Augustine and Other. To view time as past present and future we often view time as if it is possible for time to be all three in one with our time travel movies or tv shows but we know time is fixed. Suppose that God views time differently that he can see the future and the past at the same time. If He see it differently and he is the author of it then time is subjected to the law’s he places on it. By acknowledging that there is a creator and that he is the standard we acknowledge there are absolutes and that we are can apply a standard that time for God is not different than it is for us because if it was then there would be no absolutes. if the future and the present were the same then we would be able to go back and change the past but that would influence the future. as we see in the movie back to the future. Because if time is not always the present moving forward then everything is subject to change without fixed boundaries in this case. So one growing question is how does God know the future if it is not fixed or predetermined? Or is the future open to various possibilities because there a variable yet to be? Is time a governor that the almighty uses to limit evil?
“Time has long been a major subject of study in religion, philosophy, and science, but defining it in a manner applicable to all fields without circularity has consistently eluded scholars. Nevertheless, diverse fields such as business, industry, sports, the sciences, and the performing arts all incorporate some notion of time into their respective measuring systems. Some simple, relatively uncontroversial definitions of time include “time is what clocks measure” and “time is what keeps everything from happening at once” quote from wikipedia.
If time has no boundaries then we would not be able to measure durations, or sing in timing with others or structure a song with a instrument. Every thing in the world that I know of is affected by time as I experience things in time and have experienced things in time. My experiences have grown with time. So to end this blog I would say use your time wisely as it seem’s to me you have this time now but you will not be able to change it and it will influence your future.