By: Josh Richardson, Prevent Disease
Everything exists in the present moment and it’s a fundamental principle of the Universe that many of our scientists are still trying to grasp. Time does not actually exist and Quantum Theory proves it. There are things that are closer to you in time, and things that are further away, just as there are things that are near or far away in space. But the idea that time flows past you is just as absurd as the suggestion that space does.
The trouble with time started a century ago, when Einstein’s special and general theories of relativity demolished the idea of time as a universal constant. One consequence is that the past, present, and future are not absolutes. Einstein’s theories also opened a rift in physics because the rules of general relativity (which describe gravity and the large-scale structure of the cosmos) seem incompatible with those of quantum physics (which govern the realm of the tiny).
According to Einstein’s special theory of relativity, there is no way to specify events that everyone can agree happen simultaneously. Two events that are both “now” to you will happen at different times for anyone moving at another speed. Other people will see a different now that might contain elements of yours â€“ but equally might not.
The result is a picture known as the block universe: the universe seen from that impossible vantage point outside space and time. You can by all means mark what you think is “now” with a red dot, but there is nothing that distinguishes that place from any other, except that you are there. Past and future are no more physically distinguished than left and right.
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As I read this article, I was reminded of my philosophical/theological argument concerning the concept of eternity being found in the now.
When one unpacks linear time one comes to the realization that the past no longer exists. That is why it is called the past; it’s over and done with. Likewise, the future does not exist. It’s a figment of one’s individual imagination. Just as the past no longer exists because it is over and done with, the future does not exist because it has not yet occurred. If this is confusing, take a metaphorical step back and don’t think about it so hard. In essence, it’s as simple as has just stated and this drives home an amazing point in all this.
The only “time” that exists is the present. The here and now. That is where one comes face to face with the divine. The universe was created in one “now”, sin entered the world in another split “now”, Jesus died to repair that sin in another “present”, and believers receive true life in still another “now.” If one accepts that God is not affected by time; that He exists outside of time, then God must exist in the eternal present. Being God, He is present in every single “now” that ever has existed, does exist, and ever will exist. One could continue ad infinitum and someone could write a book (and probably has) about this metaphysical concept but the praxis of all this, the point at which the eternal present hits our faith, is as amazing as it is incomprehensible.
Simply put, the life of a believer can change in an instant. Think about it. The eternally present God grants believers eternally present life.
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The point is that it seems like science is closing the gap between knowledge and truth. I believe that this is a good thing.
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