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What is the Biblical evidence that God exists outside of time?

It is common to hear phrases such as "God exists outside of time" I prefer to put it a different way: time is an attribute of the created universe. If we then accept that God created the ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus' eternal pre-existence (as opposed to having been created a long time ago)?

John clearly and logically makes four statements : In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. [John 1:1,2 KJV] 'In the ...
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In which writing(s) did Augustine assert that God exists outside of time?

Augustine addresses this question in at least the Confessions and the City of God. In book 11 of the Confessions he deals with the subject of time extensively, and ultimately he decides that it is ...
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What is the Biblical evidence that God exists outside of time?

Eternity is not a long period of time. Eternity is other than time. God, himself, is the cause of everything else. He is neither a part of, nor is he subject to, some greater thing called 'causality'. ...
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What is the Biblical evidence that God exists outside of time?

Time and Eternity Could Co-exist? (Fefferman's answer) Did not Einstein's research on Relativity show that "time had a beginning" as well as the physical universe had a beginning!? If time ...
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Reason for drawing water at unusual time

This is a quite fascinating question, where we can speculate to our hearts' content! First, it must be pointed out that the New Living Translation you have quoted is dogmatic in its assertion that it ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus' eternal pre-existence (as opposed to having been created a long time ago)?

I have practically answered this question here with this argument: We can reformulate the question as: what is the Biblical basis for the Nicene interpretation of the Pre-existence of Christ doctrine?...
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According to the Puritans, at what time did the Sabbath start and end?

Puritans hold several different views regarding the exact timing of the Sabbath. Perhaps the most widespread view is that the Christian Sabbath begins on Saturday at sunset and continues until sunset ...
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What exactly was the earliest start time of a Catholic mass before 1957? - What means aurora?

"Aurora" in Latin means "dawn", as opposed to "sunrise" (which is "ortus solis", the rising of the sun). This would mean, more or less, the period at which the sky was visibly bright. The reason for ...
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What is the Biblical evidence that God exists outside of time?

... even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. - Psalm 90:2 Everlasting is how the KJV renders עֹלָם    עוֹלָם (‛ôlâm    ‛ôlâm). This Hebrew phrase is variously rendered as "...
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According to mainstream Christianity when did time begin?

According to mainstream Christianity when did time begin? According to mainstream Christians, time commenced at the moment of the creation of the physical universe which was created by God as ...
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According to mainstream Christianity when did time begin?

Every measurement of time involves measuring a change in some physical quantity. It may be a number on a digital clock, a heartbeat, or the position of the Sun in the sky. In physics, the definition ...
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Why do some Christians believe a very young Earth?

Prior to the birth of Christ, most Jewish scholars assumed the genealogies in the Bible were accurate and complete and the account of creation was literal history, hence attributed an age to the earth ...
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What is the Biblical evidence that God exists outside of time?

Does the Bible say that God exists outside of time? God cannot be subject to time. He knows the future, and every detail of the future. The future to us is not future to him: "I declare the end ...
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What is the Biblical evidence that God exists outside of time?

There are hundreds of bibles verses that speak of God's eternity, but the phrase "outside of time" is not mentioned. That issue is resolved with reference to philosophy, not the bible per se....
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What is causality, according to the Scriptures?

God, himself, is the cause of all things. There is no 'law of causality' that is greater than God, to which law he is subject. Else, one would have to abandon the worship of God (God forbid) and one ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus' eternal pre-existence (as opposed to having been created a long time ago)?

I don't have time for a long answer, but here are three passages that show that Jesus pre-existed eternally: Hebrews chapter 7 - draws an analogy to Melchizedek, who it says was without beginning of ...
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Can I pray for the past to change certain aspects of life? (Catholic perspective)

There is nothing preventing you from praying for anything you'd like, of course; it seems that your question isn't so much "Can we do this?" as "Does it do any good—can it change the ...
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Why do some Christians believe a very young Earth?

Besides what the Bible says, there is also more scientific evidence to support a young Earth than most people would think. Some examples of this are the Sun getting hotter and the oceans getting ...
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How much time passes between Adam and Jesus?

~4ky is probably correct, although various dates have been given, some (according to Wikipedia, which I wouldn't trust as an unbiased source) reaching as far back as ~20ky. Most reputable estimates &...
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Is it odd that there is only one sentence about the death of David?

2 Samuel 23 begins with David's last words : The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.3The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be ...
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What is the Biblical evidence that God exists outside of time?

Time, space and matter are all attributes of creation. They all have to come into existence simultaneously because if you have matter where (space) will you put it? And if you have matter and space, ...
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What is the Biblical evidence that God exists outside of time?

James 1:17: all good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no alteration or shadow caused by change. Therefore, because He does not ...
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On Prophecies Related to the Time-Table of the Messiah's Coming

An intriguing aspect of all biblical prophecies about future events is the lack of clarity about precise dates when something will happen. Yet enough detail is given so that - with hindsight - people ...
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How much time passes between Adam and Jesus?

The elapsed time from Creation to Incarnation depends on the chosen options regarding 4 issues: The textual tradition: Masoretic Text (MT) or Septuagint (LXX). The age at which Terah begot Abraham: ...
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What is the Biblical evidence that God exists outside of time?

We need go no further than Moses' encounter with God in Exodus, Chapter three, to understand why saying God exists outside of time is quite biblical. Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the ...
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What is the Biblical evidence that God exists outside of time?

What is the Biblical evidence that God exists outside of time? Before going on, I would like to explain briefly the difference between eternity, aeviternity, and time. Aeviternity generally refers to ...
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Is eternity the same as infinite time or is eternity beyond time?

… kind of like on a coordinate plane for e-x, where the coordinate plane tries to approach zero but it never actually is able … So does ever-increasing finite time give the illusion of eternity? No, ...
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