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Anyone reading my posts knows of my fascination with the concept of time. The Lord at some point past, had to but speak the universe into existence, and part of that universe according to Einstein and Hawking, is time. Space time to be exact. A fabric of substance ascribable to realm of physics which according to the theory of relativity, can under certain extremes as yet unattainable by man be stretched or compressed. In other words time can be speeded up. Such stretching or compressing of space time would only be measurable however, when compared to the constants of normal space time. Normal space time is what we see and live by here on earth. But space travel could be used to bend or compress time for a space (or time) traveler. To demonstrate his idea, Einstein said that an astronaut, the oldest of two brothers, could leave earth on a journey through space. But if the astronaut could exceed the speed of light, for him the effects of time would be greatly slowed down. So for example, upon his return far more time would have elapsed on earth than inside his space ship. It stands then that upon his return he could be far younger than his younger brother. Notwithstanding, though the space traveler might come back to earth a hundred years in the future but having aged only a few hours himself, the only thing affected by this compressing of space time would apply to the astronaut himself. For everyone else things would have gone on as usual.

Stephen Hawking through his many achievements, was considered by the scientific community to have followed in Einstein's footsteps in the study of physics. Hawking put things like this... First, the Big Bang was definitely a real event, and as such was the source of all things within the universe. Further, there is a connective fabric suspended between all of this universe's heavenly bodies, comets, asteroids, planets, moons, nebulas, black holes etc.. This is the fabric of space time, and as such could be visualized as being like an infinite grid work, (like an invisible graph paper) with it's intersecting lines stretching across the entire universe.

According to Hawking this fabric of space time is a spontaneous side effect of the Big Bang. Thus time did not exist prior to the legendary explosion. And therefore said Hawking, since the origins of the universe are answerable by the Big Bang apart from any creative workings of God, and since time did not exist prior to the Big Bang, time would not have existed, nor any need for God to do anything. So, how big was this rock that exploded? About the size of a grape. A quantum mechanics defying grape because, according to the laws of quantum mechanics things can be condensed down only so small. There are scientific limits to things getting small. So to theorize that all of the matter contained in the entire universe was at that beginning point in times past compressed down to the size of a grape, is to accept that which science has proven to be impossible.

God created time as a commodity for men to use, and time likely has only existed since God spoke the earth into existence. So, for the most part Hawking was right to say that time started with the Big Bang. But he put his faith into the wrong rock… or bang. The Rock of Ages was the starting point for time, and space, and all matter, and all life.

There are all kinds of ways to keep time. Shadows for example, from the obelisk in King Hezekiah's Royal gardens fell across the garden steps each day. He knew what time it was by observing upon which step the shadow fell. And we know that sundials have been in use since 1500 BC. And that clocks have ticked since men invented them in the AD 700‘s. We all have, just so much time to spend in this life, and as such other than the power to choose, is likely the most precious gift that God has given men. When you hear somebody try to debate about the idea that there had to be something before God, or that God Himself had to have a starting point, you know they're either whistling past the graveyard or completely uninformed. God lives outside of time, but men are ruled by time and limited to that which they can understand. How could any man say he understands the things of God? The prospect is as absurd, as the liberal notion that men can judge Biblical law as being wrong where It applies to the homosexual lifestyle or the murderous act of abortion. God did not have to have a starting point. He existed for eternity past before He created time, and I doubt man will ever really say he can wrap his head around the truth of that.
1 Corinthians 2:14 (KJV)
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

God's providence and majesty are more aptly depicted within the Scriptures, as was so profoundly demonstrated in the life of King Hezekiah. Albert Einstein theorized that time could be distorted in relative terms, but only from the perspective of the one or the few, that might be able to exceed the speed of light for a time. But that which the Lord did one day for King Hezekiah was a miracle. A miracle is something that happens which defies the ability to explain. In other words something that lays outside of the orderly laws that govern this universe. Since God created the universe, only He can perform actions that defy the laws which reliably govern the universe. King Hezekiah was about to die. He went to the Lord and weeping sore, pled for his life. (Time is precious and we all have only so much of it). The Lord granted Hezekiah's request, and by way of a sign meant to hearten the King to that end and fortify him once again, God performed the miracle of turning back time. Because believe me, just having to hear the doctor tell you you've got a mere few days to live, is almost enough to kill a man, on and of itself. And the shaken Hezekiah needed to be restored mentally as well. But God set back the shadow on the good King's garden steps, 15 degrees. That action defies physics, space time and, the orderly workings of our entire solar system at the minimum. Because unlike the space traveler, this wasn't just one man's life or one man's perspective, the miracle of moving time BACKWARDS defies "E=mc˛" in which the advance or 'passage of time' can be manipulated. Einstein's vision can only account for changes in time moving forward. But the miracle performed for King Hezekiah, (and everyone else BTW) involved the working's of the entire solar system, in the altering of the orbits of every last planet and moon, backwards. Against the laws of momentum, gravity and relativity. As in the feeble explanation that has been offered up for the parting of the Red Sea, they try often. But modern science will never be able to adequately explain away even one of the miracles of God. Much less the fact that it was He, Who created the universe.

God's miracles will always confound the scientific community, whether in the days of King Hezekiah, about 670 BC, or 2019. Because frankly, true wisdom and knowledge are two sides of the same coin, and as such are matters of choice. Today as yesterday, men like Einstein and Hawking deny God as Creator, and by choice deny the Lordship and sovereignty of Jesus. And glaring through their vain attempts to replace the creation account, can be seen the contradictions and unexplainables. Thus to overcome the problems encountered in spontaneous generation and the impasse of contradiction presented by a grape sized super nugget, Hawking suggested that there are many universes coexisting simultaneously across many dimensions. How many? At least as many dimensions as there are stars. An impossibly incalculable number. But that in one of these innumerable universes it worked anyway. And we live in it.

Still, let's give credit where it's due. In some pretty profound ways, Einstein and Hawking's theories are right. They just happen to have both started from the wrong place. Time may well be relative as Einstein contends.
2 Peter 3:8 (KJV)
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

And Hawking is in all likelihood, right to say that time did not exist prior to the existence of the universe. And I believe that with the advance of science, one day space time probably could be manipulated in the same way men now manipulate the atom in the release of atomic energy.
Genesis 11:5-6 (KJV)
5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

I believe man has the ability to do anything he can imagine. But as I have stated before, God confounded the language of men there at the tower of Babel as a means to slow down their progress in order to conform that progress to His prophetic schedule. The language barrier is now broken down again however, and once again anything men can imagine would seem to be within their grasp. But the same bent for evil that would have brought about man’s premature destruction in the days of King Nimrod, will prevent any sort of glorious and harmonious future. Because control over the whole earth in the person of one corrupt man, Antichrist, is soon coming. He will rise to a ruthless rule which will make all the little Antichrists the likes of the murderous Maduro, look like choir boys. Hitler was a much more notable forerunner, as was Antiochus Epiphanes.

Though man may boast that he has an understanding of time, it is God Who controls time. And He Who truly lives outside of time has clearly seen the end. Thus we who believe and read His Word already have many of the answers. Unfortunately, things do not end well for those found outside of Christ. And that is not a relative statement. In saying all of that, I believe that in our time, all men have been impressed with the shortness of time. That is in the sense that something apocalyptic and existential is on the rise. The time of the Great Tribulation is drawing near, This will be the biggest event in the history of man, and he can sense it within his being.
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