Originally Posted by ampaterry
An old question is "Can God creat a rock so big that even He cannot lift it?"
I believe the answer is no; it is not possible for God to be limited by his own creation.
And this extends to time and space.
He did not create a distance so far that he cannot span it.
And He did not create our perception of the passage of time and in so doing trap himself into that same linear progression.
God is omnipresent; and that is taken as being everywhere at once.
Considering time as the fourth dimension, it would be proper to say that He is everywhen at once as well.
+1 The infinite is a tough concept for finite beings to comprehend. I thought of a way to demonstrate that graphically. This might help someone.
I think of it like a standard target, with a bullseye and concentric rings around it. Events are illustrated by radial lines extending out from the center point like rays of light. To order these events we start at some arbitray point, say 12 o'clock, then count the intervals between one ray and the next going around the circle clockwise. That's how we see events occuring chronologically.
Now each of these rays would extend out to the same single ring we call infinity. God sees all events as simultaneous events in eternity where we see them incrementally. If that makes sense.
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"