Wednesday, January 18, 2006
A Timely Remark
Time does not exist. If Time exists and God, most aver, exists transcendentally outside of it, then, for God, Christ is eternally on the cross and separated from the Father. And not. And, speaking in our time-constrained terms, the Trinity always was separated for eternity past... and wasn't. And always will be separated for eternity future... and shan't be. The "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me." must have eternal fixity in the condition of God. Could Christ "for the joy that was set before him" truly find the joy of redemption accomplished (a Time reference as in "It is finished") once he rejoined the transcendent? How about "once for all" and "never to die again". On this we must say either that Time exists and God is subject to it or, if God is subject to nothing that exists because He made all that exists, Time does not exist.