A really quite exceptional discussion of God’s relationship to time from Dr. Paul Henebury.
Carl Henry proposes the following view of God’s relationship to time:
The biblical view it seems to me, implies that God is not in time, that there is no succession of ideas in the divine mind, that time is a divine creation concomitant with the origin of the universe, that God internally knows all things including all space-time contingencies, and that this knowledge includes knowledge of the temporal succession prevalent in the created universe. Although God’s nature, including His knowledge, is not in time, nonetheless, because He is omniscient He cognitively distinguishes between what I did in the past, what I’m doing now, and what I shall do tomorrow. God includes time not as a constituent aspect of His being or knowing, but as a conceptual aspect of His knowledge of created realities.
God’s time-transcending knowledge in Himself does not cancel out distinctive space-time relationships to His…
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