Edgar Andrews, BSc, PhD, DSc, FlnstP, FIMM, CEng, CPhys, Emeritus Professor of Materials at the University of London has provided another example of science eventually confirming what the Bible has taught for thousands of years. This post is taken from Chapter 8 of Professor Andrews’ book Who Made God? Searching For A Theory of Everything.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. You turn man to destruction, and say, “Return, O children of men.” For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it is past, and like a watch in the night.
God is time’s cartographer – time for God is spread out like a map. Just as we might study a route map showing villages, townships, and cities, together with their environments and the roads that link them, so God surveys all history at a glance-encompassing everything that is to us past, present and future.
For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, “My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure.
This implies the intriguing concept that all time still exists. In the three dimensions of space, I can travel from London to Manchester to Glasgow. In terms of my experience, once I reach Manchester, London lies in the past and Glasgow in the future. But this doesn’t mean that London has stopped existing or that Glasgow is still a green-field site. So with time. The fact that we are confined to ‘now’ and can visit neither yesterday or tomorrow, doesn’t mean that yesterday has ceased to exist or tomorrow doesn’t yet exist. It is, in fact, one of the inevitable conclusions of relativity theory that the wholeof space-time must have a real and continuing existence – regardless of our perception of time as being divided into past, present and future. If you doubt my word, physicist Brian Greene sets out detailed arguments to prove this and concludes: “Just as we envision all of space as reallybeing out there, as reallyexisting, we should also envision all of time as reallybeing out there, as reallyexisting too.”The biblical idea that God surveys all time is therefore predictive of what has only recently become apparent to science.
Psalm 90: 2-4
Edgar Andrews, Who Made God? Searching For A Theory of Everything, EP Books, 2009, page 112
Isaiah 46: 9-10
Brian Greene, The Fabric of the Cosmos, Alfred Knopf, New York, 2004, pages 132-139
Edgar Andrews, Who Made God? Searching For A Theory of Everything, EP Books, 2009, page 113