Time no Longer
And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.(Revelation 10:5-7) KJV
When the mystery of God is finished will time stop? Is eternity being bored out of our minds for ever and ever. Or is eternity where there’s no passage of time? We can solve this conundrum with physics.
The passage above is part of a slight interlude after the 6th trumpet has sounded, before the 7th trumpet sounds. The phrase time no longer is generally considered to mean that there will be no more delay. What’s interesting is that the Greek word Χρόνος – chronos doesn’t mean delay, that’s merely an implication, it means time.
Time: Χρόνος – chronos
- time, a particular time, season.
- xrónos – time (in general), especially viewed in sequence (a “succession of moments”); time in duration in the physical-space world, sovereignly apportioned by God to each person.
- xrónos (“time in sequence, duration”) especially expresses time quantitatively – in contrast to /Ioudaízō (“opportune time”) which portrays time qualitatively (“time as opportunity“).
The Biblical doctrine of gravity gives us data points from which we may derive an equation for gravitational time dilation over distance. It’s predictive and testable. That means it’s scientific. We can then apply our unified theory of everything to deduce that when our featured passage says time no longer, it means time will stop.
Time no Longer – Navigation
|2||Gravity||1 Samuel 17:49|
|2.1||Gravity Stabilizes Time||Psalms 104:5|
|2.2||Gravitational Time Dilation||Psalms 90:4|
|2.3||Time Dilation Math||Psalms 150:1|
|3||A Definition of Time||Jeremiah 1:5|
|3.1||Eternity, the Soul and Time||Psalms 49:8|
|4||A Theory of Time||Romans 13:11|
|4.1||Eternal Torment||Revelation 20:10|
|4.2||The Bottomless Pit||Revelation 9:1-2|
|4.3||Time no Longer||Revelation 22:5|
Is eternity being bored out of our minds for ever and ever. Or is eternity where there’s no passage of time?