Bible Study Moment

A few years Stephen Hawking had a TV special. One subject he talked about was about black holes, and how the closer one gets to a black hole time slows down, and when you pass the event horizon then there is no time. Then he said that that left no room for god. This is one occasion I spoke to the TV screen in a vain attempt to tell Hawking that his concept of god was too small, as it is for many people.

My understanding of God is that God’s nature (if that is the right way to say this) is so far beyond our understanding that applying our ideas of time, space, gender, and so much more is meaningless.

Passages, including Exodus 3 – Moses and the burning bush where God gives the name I Am; Revelation 4 – John’s vision of the heavenly throne where four creatures continually praise the Lord God Almighty, saying “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come; and even the first words “In the beginning” are attempts to communicate that God created time.


Mark Phillips