God created time. Whether you believe in a literal seven day creation week or take a more symbolic view of those “days” I would direct your attention to Genesis 1.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. -Gen. 1:1-5
The Heritage Singers once said “Forever is a long, long time.” That’s the way many of us probably think about eternity; a very, very long time. A verse of Amazing Grace starts out “When we’ve been there 10,000 years…” The truth is that eternity takes place outside of time. It’s not made up all time but is rather the exact opposite of time.
It’s done! The much awaited first installment of Bible Survey, Creation Week, is now online.
The first 12 chapters of Genesis cover a period of centuries, and present us with some major events from early history. The Gen. 1 post is lengthy, and this looks like it may be a slow go for a few posts. After we meet Abraham in Gen. 12, we should be able to take wings and fly. Here is an excerpt:
God is all-powerful, and created all that exist from nothing, confirmed by Heb. 11:3 and Rev. 4:11. Critics might argue that Hebrew is an ancient, difficult language, and that no original copies survive due to the passage of time. Many times, however, the truths of the Old Testament are quoted, illustrated, or otherwise affirmed by the authors of the New Testament. Their writings are more recent, plentiful, and easier translated from Greek and/or Aramaic. That God created the universe and all that is in it is one of those fundamental truths.