Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:50 am
stellar renegade wrote:Then (not to make this post too convoluted, though) the issue comes up: what of cause and effect? How can everything happen at once if one event causes another? My answer is that this is an illusion. Events are connected; however, it is the sovereign God who causes them all by His very existence.
I think that's the answer to Tom's question concerning how a God who was/is atemporal sans-creation "got off the dime" and became temporal in creation (if indeed He did, and I think He did.)
I also think Zimmerman may have hit on one or two points in that paper (have you had a chance to look at it?)
I think Zimmerman is saying that there's a sense in which (physical) time began with creation, but there's also something like time behind creation (only it's part of God Himself.)
Try to take a look at it and give me your thoughts when you can (and forgive me if some of my comments seem heretical to you, I'm just trying to sort this out here.)