It's hard to visualize something that transcends our physical experience, and
that's the problem here. God's "time" has also been likened to "one eternal
round," and ANE peoples tended to think of time in cyclical form, rather than as a
one-way arrow like we do today.

Jon Spencer wrote:

> Paul Osborne wrote:
> > Yep, I agree with John. The laws of the universe were not invented but
> > have always been. There never was a first Father...
> That makes about as much sense as our being here does.  Phrases like "never
> was" and even perhaps "first" do not apply in the eternity, where one can
> see the end from the beginning.  I don't think (should I stop here? :-) that
> we have the intellectual experience, or perhaps even the capacity, in this
> estate to even being to comprehend the succession of events that led to OUR
> Heavenly Father going through his own progression.
> On there other hand, there is some sort of event progression, one event
> prior to another, since (apparently) our Heavenly Father existed "prior"
> (whatever that means in the eternities) to us.
> This of course begs the question of where all this stuff we call home came
> from.  Unfortunately, if I think too long about it, I start to disappear.
> So I'll stop now.  My wife and kids (hopefully) would miss me.
> Jo  (Oh no!  I have started to disappear again!)
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Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

“Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people
see than weigh.” – Lord Chesterfield

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