Amen. I would say “And beyond…” But there is NO sun beyond. The Sun is the source of light in this galaxy! Have we ‘peered’ beyond?
Physicists have proposed an experiment that could force us to make a choice between extremes to describe the behaviour of the Universe.
Proposed! Is that all we can do?
The implications of quantum theory have been troubling physicists since the theory was invented in the early 20th Century. The problem is that quantum theory predicts bizarre behaviour for particles — such as two ‘entangled’ particles behaving as one even when far apart. This seems to violate our sense of cause and effect in space and time. Physicists call such behaviour ‘nonlocal’.
It was Einstein who first drew attention to the worrying implications of what he termed the “spooky action at a distance” predicted by quantum mechanics. Measure one in a pair of entangled atoms to have its magnetic ‘spin’ pointing up, for example, and quantum physics says the other can immediately be found pointing in the opposite direction, wherever it is and even when one could not predict beforehand which particle would do what. Common sense tells us that any such coordinated behaviour must result from one of two arrangements. First, it could be arranged in advance. The second option is that it could be synchronised by some signal sent between the particles.
We could go on, feel free to read. Do we truly live in the inexplicable; the spooky. A team of world renowned scientists have sought explanation!
Surely, with no dimensions there’s no room for anything – isn’t there?
The idea of something having zero dimensions carries a whiff of the emperor’s new clothes. Surely, with no dimensions there’s no room for anything, so a 0D space must amount to nothing at all – mustn’t it?
Not necessarily. Some of the hottest properties in physics are 0D semiconductor structures known as quantum dots. Anything from nanometres to micrometres across, they do admittedly have a size, but electrons can be crammed into them so tightly that they have no dimensions to move in at all.
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18
“The eye which saw him sees him no longer, And his place no longer beholds him.”
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
1 Timothy 1:17
He is the image of the invisible God, The Firstborn of all creation.
Does this wakes you up? Good morning!
His-story has a beginning and an ending. Do all good stories not?
It is debatable whether the Bible contains enough information to formulate a full-scale doctrine of time; nonetheless, the significance of the biblical concept of time is unmistakably the way it uniformly presents God at work in guiding the course of history according to his saving plan. The Hebrew et [te, moed, iddan [v’d', zeman [‘mz], yom [/y] and Greek kairos [kairov”], chronos [crovno”], aion [aijwvn] are the main biblical time words depicting this divine work.
God as Lord over Time. Time is not fatalistic or capricious, but, according to Scripture, under God’s personal direction and control. Time began at creation and becomes the agency through which God continues to unveil his divine purpose for it.
God is transcendent over time. He established the cycle of days and seasons by which time is known and reckoned ( Gen 1:14 ) and possesses the power to dissolve them according to his eternal purposes ( Isa 60:19-20 ); moreover, he controls world history, determining in advance the times set for all nations and bringing them to pass ( Dan 2:21 ; Acts 17:26 ). But God is not limited by time ( Psalm 90:4 ). It in no sense diminishes his person or work: the eternal God does not grow tired or weary ( Isa 40:28 ) and his purposes prevail ( Prov 16:4 ; Isa 46:10 ).
Furthermore, God imminently expresses concern for his creation. He reveals himself in history according to the times and dates set by his own authority ( Acts 1:7 ) and will bring about in his own time the consummation of world history in Jesus’ return ( Eph 1:9-10 ; 1 Tim 6:15 ).
God as “the First and Last” ( Isa 41:4 ; 44:6 ; 48:12 ), “the Beginning and End” ( Rev 21:6 ), “the one who is, was, and is to come” ( Revelation 1:4 Revelation 1:8 ), “King of the Ages” ( 1 Tim 1:17 ; Rev 15:3 ) further points out his lordship over time.
The New Testament presents Jesus as Lord over time. With the Father, he existed prior to the beginning of time, created all things, and sustains all things ( John 1:1-3 ; Col 1:16-17 ;Heb 1:2-3 ). He is neither limited by time, nor adversely affected by it: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” ( Heb 13:8 ). He too is properly called “the Alpha and Omega, the First and Last, the Beginning and End” ( Rev 22:13 ).
Humanity as Subject to Time. In contrast to God and Jesus, humanity is limited by time in the cycle of birth, life, and death. Every person bears the marks of time in the aging process and ultimately dies ( Job 14:5 ; Heb 9:27 ). The span of life is brief and passing ( Psalm 144:4 ; James 4:14 ). Even our time on earth — the events/circumstances and length of life are in God’s hands ( Psalm 31:15 ; 139:16 ).
All people, moreover, will experience the passage of time in life after death. Because of sin, all people face spiritual death, which involves eternal separation from God ( Rom 5:17-21 ;6:23 ). Jesus’ death and resurrection brings deliverance from sin and spiritual death, granting eternal life to all who believe ( John 3:14-17 John 3:36 ; 1 John 5:10-13 ).
Time as Redemptive History. Throughout history God has been carrying out his plan for redeeming a fallen world. The course of time, in effect, appears as redemptive history.
It is true that biblical writers perceive history as cyclical, in that various predictable, recurring sequence of events are inherent to it: the ordliness and seasonal regularity of nature ( Psalm 19:1-6 ; 104:19 ; Eccl 1:4-7 ), the cycle of life ( Eccl 3:1-15 ) and its wearisomeness ( Eccl 1:8-11 ), the rise and fall of kings and empires ( Dan 2:21 ), and the universal inclination toward evil ( Judges 2:6-23 ; 2 Chron 36:15-16 ;Neh 9:5-37 ; Rom 1:18-32 ).
But they do not perceive history as static. Chronological time is of greatest importance in both Testaments as a way of tracing God’s redemptive interventions in history. The most outstanding Old Testament example of this is Israel’s redemption from Egypt ( Neh 9:9-25 ; Psalm 78:12-55 ;Hosea 11:1 ); in the New Testament it is the coming of Jesus as Messiah, Savior, and Lord ( Acts 3:12-26 ; 10:34-43 ;13:16-41 ). The revelatory nature of these divine in-breakings dispels any notion that time is merely cyclical, without purpose and value.
Time is meaningfully forward-moving. The covenants God made with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and Jeremiah illustrate that history reveals a progressive unveiling of God’s redemptive plan for humanity. Prophetic fulfillment, according to God’s appointed times, does so as well. The incarnation supremely exemplifies this: “But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons” ( Gal 4:4-5 ; cf. Mark 1:15 ;Rom 16:25-26 ; Eph 1:10 ; 1 Tim 2:6 ; 1 Peter 1:10-12 ). Jesus’ death was not accidental, but a once for all atoning sacrifice ( Rom 6:10 ; Heb 7:27 ; 9:26 ; 1 Peter 3:18 ), occurring exactly when God had intended ( Rom 5:6 ). In the same way, Jesus’ second coming, the goal and end-point of redemptive history, will come to pass at God’s appointed time ( Mark 13:32 ; Acts 1:7 ; 3:21 ; 1 Tim 6:14-15 ).
The Present as the Time of Salvation.
The Bible unanimously declares that now is the time of salvation. In the Old Testament, on the basis of Israel’s redemption from Egypt, every succeeding generation was to respond in loving obedience to the laws issued at Sinai by God their Savior ( Deut 11 ; Psalm 95:7-8 ). The injunction “it is time to seek the Lord” ( Hosea 10:12 ) was to be Israel’s perpetual desire.
In the New Testament, Jesus’ coming as the Messiah inaugurated “the year of the Lord’s favor” ( Luke 4:19 Luke 4:21 ). The time interval between the incarnation and the second coming appears symbolically as a jubilee year ( Luke 4:19 / Isa 61:1-2 ; cf. Lev 25:10 ), a time when salvation has been made available to all people through God’s saving work in Jesus. Thus, “now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation” ( 2 Cor 6:2 ); now is the appointed season to declare this divine mystery hidden from ages past ( Col 1:26 ;Titus 1:3 ).
The present time holds a sense of urgency for unbelievers and believers. God now commands all people to repent for he has set a time when he will judge the world through Jesus ( Acts 17:30-31 ). The time for repentance, however, is growing shorter ( Rev 2:21 ; 10:6 ). Believers are encouraged to make the most of every opportunity in serving God ( Eph 5:16 ; Col 4:5 ) and to mature in faith “as long as it is called Today” to ward off encroaching apostasy ( Heb 3:13 ).
Here on Earth we experience a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
He hath made every thing beautiful in His time: also He hath set the world in their heart, so that no Man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
We can and will propose theories till we are blue in the face!
I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his experience here, and also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever (not in “Time” and/or space!)
Nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before Him.
The inexplicable becomes understandable; a mystery — Yes! For now we see through a frosted glass; but we shall come to begin to realize!
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
1 Corinthians 13:12
God knows ALL! https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/God,-all-knowing&ved=2ahUKEwjog8WaipbjAhWVVc0KHduQD0MQFjACegQIBRAB&usg=AOvVaw1XqOaIWzitFo8dCRhNp2H1
God knows all things.
God has perfect knowledge of us, and all our thoughts and actions are open before him. It is more profitable to meditate on Divine truths, applying them to our own cases, and with hearts lifted to God in prayer, than with a curious or disputing frame of mind. That God knows all things, is omniscient; that he is every where, is omnipresent; are truths acknowledged by all, yet they are seldom rightly believed in by mankind. God takes strict notice of every step we take, every right
step and every by step. He knows what rule we walk by, what end we walk toward, what company we walk with. When I am withdrawn from all company, thou knowest what I have in my heart. There is not a vain word, not a good word, but thou knowest from what thought it came, and with what design it was uttered. Wherever we are, we are under the eye and hand of God. We cannot by searching find how God searches us out; nor do we know how we are known. Such thoughts should restrain us from sin.
God knows all things.
Omniscient have a meaning now?
God has perfect knowledge of us, and all our thoughts and actions are open before Him. It is more profitable to meditate on Divine truths, applying them to our own cases, and with hearts lifted to God in prayer, than with a curious or disputing frame of mind. That God knows all things, is omniscient; that He is every where, is omnipresent; are truths acknowledged by all, yet they are seldom rightly believed in by mankind. God takes strict notice of every step we take, every right step and every by step.
He knows what rule we walk by, what end we walk toward, what company we walk with.
When I am withdrawn from all company, God knows just what is on and in my heart. There is not a vain word, not a good word, but God knowest from what thought it came, and with what design it was uttered.
Wherever we are, we are under The eye and hand of God.
We cannot by searching find how God searches us out; nor do we know how we are known. Such knowledge should restrain us from sin.
That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time herevon Earth for every purpose and for every work.
This was drawn from the book Ecclesiastes from we have set our baseline.