Did God Create Time, Or is God Time? (A Philosophers Dream)




‘In the beginning was the word,’ or, if you are a believer of the big-bang theory, in the beginning, was a cosmic explosion from which we all originated.

However, before either of those two occurrences, there was something else in existence.

It was Time. Without there being Time, neither event could have happened. No word could have been written, spoken or thought, and no explosion taken place.

It was Time that introduced the solar system that we know, and it will be Time that will end it.

If you accept this premise then, to use a modern parlance, the rest of my discourse is a given! 

Darwin argues that we evolved from a unicellular organism, an amoeba type creature, into what we are today. I personally disagree with that, but I will not discuss my beliefs here.

Suffice it to say that whether he is correct or Christianity is right, both required the unhindered assistance of Time.

I use the word, unhindered, deliberately, as Time could not care less how we, as humans, use it. Why should it?

What we do with the gift is our choice.

Time is omnipotent, eternal until it decides to end itself.

If you are about to argue that it will be a man who ends the world, I will not disagree, but Time will still exist!

No matter what we do we cannot change it in any way, shape or form. It is yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is perpetual.

The missing energy source that if bottled, would solve every problem ever created. It is not tangible though, but I would suggest that it’s not abstract.

We spend Time watching time pass. 

There are two entities in Time. There is Time in perpetuity, and time the movement, that governs all.

Time creates, as it does destroy. It has power over our very thoughts and purpose. The forever asked question; “is there enough time?” Answered by, “I wish there was!” But there is.

Only it’s not there for us. It is there for Time to use, as it alone decides.

Man invented a clock as a way of measuring and regulating time.

But Time does not recognise that system of quantification, why would it?

It has no need to calculate, as it had no need to begin, and as far as an end product is concerned, why would it have one?

We both love and despises the movement of time. We blame it for passing slowly, or quickly depending on the circumstances, then praise it for the same reasons.

Seldom do we notice Time, the creator. 

 Time is good. Time is bad.  

So, what’s my point in this? I cannot provide you with any clues as to its source, but can you see an analogy here, a comparison with belief?

In the Scriptures, believed by some, God sent his only Son to earth to die for our sins. When God’s son was here he was abused. He still is!

Could Time and God be the same? Could time be Jesus Christ? Could the Bible be an early philosophers dream?

I hope I have sown many questions into your mind. 

It’s a great thing to have time to ask such things and an equally great thing to be allowed by Time to ponder. 

© 2014, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.



About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp is a seventy-four-year-old member of The Society of Authors. He is also a bestselling writer. He writes stories that appeal to those who like challenging themselves to solve mysteries that are set out before their eyes. His introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself! On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic incident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for six years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company. All ten of his novels are now published by Next Chapter Publishing Company which has added an edition titled The Heirs And Descendants Collection, which holds all four books of that series, alongside an edition titled The Lies And Consequences Collection which contains all four volumes of that series. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed executive of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising his first novel. He likes to write quotes and it's on Goodreads where you can find them--- https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/list/72612151 An example of these quotes opens his novel--Once I Was A Soldier:--There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality. Less
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16 Responses to Did God Create Time, Or is God Time? (A Philosophers Dream)

  1. chika2b says:

    Time is of the essence. The way we choose the clothes, the shoes we wear, the way our clocks move forward, are all metaphors of our existance. The way we choose our present moment realizing that to make the best of what is will ultimately transform who we are. The choice of making it the best regardless of the circumstances, determines our best self. My admiration for your work as always. Inspired, thank you for posting.

  2. chika2b says:

    Reblogged this on Chika2B and commented:
    The clock moves forward. Time will always pass. We choose our present to shape our future. The choice of living a positive life and overcoming is a gift. The ability to share is a blessing.

    LIVE life is a gift, LAUGH we have this moment and one life, with LOVE all things are possible, MOTIVATE for a positive balanced life, INSPIRE with your story.

    Lety M

  3. Danny Kemp says:

    Thank you for reading this and then taking time to post your comment, chika2b

  4. Les Bush Poet says:

    Reblogged this on ldbush21.

  5. Les Bush Poet says:

    “I use the word, unhindered, deliberately, as Time could not care less how we, as humans, use it. Why should it?

    What we do with the gift is our choice.

    Time is omnipotent, eternal, until it decides to end itself”.

    Questions beget questions; some masquerade as answers. Provocative and well written. Allow me to contemplate. While time permits.

  6. Pingback: Did God Create Time, Or is God Time? (A Philosophers Dream) | ldbush21

  7. Danny Kemp says:

    Contemplate away….

  8. Pingback: On Both Sides Of a Black Hole Is There Time? | The words of Danny Kemp.

  9. Daniel Kemp says:

    Reblogged this on The words of Danny Kemp..

  10. Reblogged this on The Writers Desk and commented:
    Danny’s evoking post. Do take a peek and think about it. ☺☺

  11. Time is a gift, life is a gift, free will is a gift. God is happy, he plays with us. ☺☺

  12. claire says:

    Very interesting and well argued.
    I’d add one thought, God and time could not be the same thing as God lives in the eternal. He is not limited by time, as time itself would be. Like the question, “who made God?”. As you pointed out to be “made” requires time. My answer – God is not subject to being made because he is not subject to time (hard to get one’s head around and even harder to explain lol!) I would therefore suggest time is part of the creation. The word of God (and words in general) is a fascinating subject in itself. Since I believe all was created by “the Word” I would say God was the Word (certainly John describes Jesus as such) rather than time, Word being the essence rather than time? Fascinating subject!

    • Daniel Kemp says:

      But Time with a capital T is not limited by time with a small t. Time is eternal–as is God. They are the same. Who or which came first is questionable. If I were to say God created Time before anything else then I don’t think that would be wrong. Equally our powers of understanding are uselessly narrow in this regard, as in all things Heavenly. I can only relate to what we can observe and rationalise. At first glance, time would be a subject that is easily explored, however if one looked a the creation of Time then that is deeper and more absorbing. Thank for the input and the chance to debate.

      • claire says:

        I conceive time as a mere creation. An absence of time in any form makes words such as infinity, eternal, eyc. suddenly make sense in a mind expanding way. As you said our powers of comprehension stagger at such concepts but our sense of wonder expands. Fun debating with you!

  13. Daniel Kemp says:

    Keep well 🙂

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