What Is Time?


‘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 took 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. 

© 2017, Danny Kemp All rights reserved


About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller and in May 2018 his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? became a number one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, UK, Canada and Australia. Although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows best; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he writes, namely: Why? A Complicated Love, and the intriguing story titled The Story That Had No Beginning. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television in the UK.
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2 Responses to What Is Time?

  1. Onisha Ellis says:

    Ecclesiastes 3, it’s all about time.

  2. Daniel Kemp says:

    🙂 🙂 Thank you, Onisha

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