Tag: timelessness

Quote of the Week: Paul Helm

The classical Christian theologians, Augustine of Hippo, say, or Aquinas or John Calvin, each took it for granted that God exists as a timelessly eternal being. They accepted it as an axiom of Christian theology that God has no memory, and no conception of his own future, and that he does not change, although he eternally wills all changes… —…

According to most of the classical Christian theologians like Augustine, Anselm, and Aquinas, God’s eternal existence is to be understood as timelessness. The doctrine of timelessness entails more than that God’s existence is without beginning or end. It implies that God exists totally outside of time.

–Ronald H. Nash, The Concept of God (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1983), 73.