Originally posted by josephw
Has that question been asked in this forum before?
Is time real?
Does time pass? Does it come and go?
Does time have substance like air or water?
If time isn't real, or doesn't pass, or come and go, then why do we measure it?
Are we in stasis? Why then is there the past and the future if time doesn't exist?
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I don't think I can answer any of these questions, but I'd like to hear your thoughts.
I don't think this question has been asked directly.
I think time is a measure of how long something continues to
persist or last in comparison to the movement of the earth and
the Sun, and in some cases other heavenly bodies.
Light is required to see and compare these movements.
We have divided time into seconds, minutes, hours, days, and
years. We use the speed of the movement of light to measure
the long distances to the stars. So time is a real measurement.
We call the measure of time that has already occurred or just
elapsed "past time". The measure of time that is now existing
or in progress but not ended is called "present time". And "future
time" is the expression we use for the measure of time that has
not yet begun or is to come.
Time is not a substance but a measurement.
Before God created the universe there was no way to measure time,
therefore, one could say there was no time before that.
I think you should be able to see now that yesterday, today and
tomorrow are measurements of 24 hours of past, present, and
I don't know what exactly the expression "forever and a day" means,
but I suppose it means all time that is possible to measure plus an
additional 24 hours that can't be measured, but assumed by todays
We think of eternity as time; but eternity is an infinite, endless, or
immeasurable duration without end and is therefore, timeless.
I'll leave the last question for you to answer. I believe you will
know the answer. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you understanding.