The more physicists study time and how it functions and its properties, without purposely seeking to do so, it appears that scientific research into time is simultaneously verifying the omniscience of God.
Theories of time are y questioned constantl. While discoveries are made, experiments still verify the accuracy of the initial findings and propositions of physicist Albert Einstein.
What physicists are concluding is that time is not linear as it functions from our perspective, but rather, time is everywhere at once. The past, present, and future exist simultaneously.
However, from our vantage point, we can only experience time as it exists in the moment, which is ever-changing. For human beings on earth, time is an arrow that moves in one direction – forward.
According to Einstein’s theory of special relativity, and proposes that time is an illusion that moves relative to an observer.
This theory proposes that space and time are part of a four-dimensional structure where everything that has happened has its coordinates in space-time.
Therefore, everything is “real” in the sense that the past and the future are still there in space-time, which makes everything equally crucial in the present.
Physicist Max Tegmark from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) proposes that time all happens at once. And from our perspective, time is an illusion, Express UK reported, citing an article from Space.com.
Without trying to, it appears that science is explaining why God, being outside of space and time, can view everything at once. As the Bible says:
“Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.'”
– Isaiah 46:9-10
Only since the declarations made by Einstein about time, which have been verified by experiment after experiment, have human beings had tangible proof that explains how an external observer – God – could know the future. It is these facts that will help us understand, as well as, validate the biblical theology of predestination.
Specific Bible verses take on new meaning in light of what physicists are now telling us about time. We can understand how God can see the past, present, and future.
Suddenly, the predictions of all the biblical prophets make perfect sense if they were being given information from a source outside of the perspective of the human arrow of time, someone – God – who could view every event past, present, and future.
Additionally, the book of Revelation should also make us pay attention. Symbolic language was used to be understood by people of every generation, regardless of technology or events of their times.
Consider what today’s scientific understanding of time now means as you read the following Bible verses.
“For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”
–2 Peter 1:21
“But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”
–2 Peter 3:8
“Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.”
“As a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.”
“In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,”