How can anything be done in heaven??? Doing
anything takes time for time not to exist nothing
could ever be done. Even worship takes time. I must
admit a existence that has no time in it sounds boring
and heaven isn't boring. While I know time will not
end for things to occur there has to exist time. For
instance the tree of life bears it’s fruit every month.
It is in the NJ so there must be months which are a
measurement of time so it has to exist. Also there is
silence in heaven for half an hour at the 7th seal again
that is a measurement of time. The four beasts around
the throne in revelation rest not day or night
again a measurement of time. In rev 7 the multitude
serve day and
night in the temple again a measurement of
time. In genesis time – in the form of day and night
– was the first thing created. Since he made time
before he even made US I would think it would continue
to exist. While I don’t see aging (except children and
then only till somewhere between 21-30) and I don’t
see time ending I can’t see how time could cease to
exist. If I wanted to cook a meal that takes time. If
I want to say a prayer unto the Lord that takes time.
If I want to discuss the bible with the apostles that
takes time. Everything we do takes time. He created us
as beings who live in time and do things in time so
why would he change things when we get to heaven???
Yes God is not bound by time but since we won’t be God
then I don’t see how we will cease to exist in time.
Even the angels exist in time. Like the one who took
21 days to reach Daniel. If he existed out of time he
should have been able to pop in at the precise moment
Daniel was praying instead of having to battle the
king of Persia to get to Daniel.
Perhaps it is the wording that is throwing us
off. We use eternity to describe the time after the MK
and to describe heaven from creation on when perhaps sempiternity
would be a better term. Sempiternity is also called
everlastingness. (like life everlasting
covenant) It is something existing within
time but infinitely into the future. In fact the
Hebrew word translated as eternity is more often
translated as everlasting and of the Greek words
used two are also translated as everlasting and the
other has a meaning in which time seems to be a
factor. the word translated as eternity (only found
in OT) also is translated as everlasting.
How could we praise God throughout eternity
if time does not exist????