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Are The Mystics Right? Is Time An Illusion? LBC Post

I like to follow Bible teachings in as many matters as possible. That means all matters.  One of the verses which I find most fascinating is the one in 2 Peter 3.8.  It reads as follows:

‘But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.’   (English standard version)

In God's time, a thousand years of our time is just a day.  We can see this in the context of creation, where, according to the book of Genesis, God created the universe in just six days and rested on the seventh.

This means that even though my father went to be with the Lord thirty seven years ago, he hasn't even had time to miss me yet.  Lovely thought, isn't it?  I don't know which mystics say that time is an illusion, but it exists, that's all I know.

Yes it is.  I like it.

Thanks to The Old Fossil for the topic.  Thanks to my LBC blogging group (links in sidebar) for continued inspiration to blog and thanks to for the photo, 'CLOCK', by Salvatore Vuono.


  1. Actually I think your example proves time is an illusion. It's an illusion we rely heavily on but an illusion none the less.

  2. Time may be an illusion, but we rely on it greatly. Each and every minute.
    blessings ~ maxi

  3. Thanks Maxi, I agree with you too. Bless you too.

  4. Hmm, no sign of Rummuser. He's usually here by now. Strange....

  5. Ramana has been busy putting out fires, seeing films and attending alumni meetings besides entertaining family. Yes, he is lost in time which for him is illusionary any way!

  6. Just because time is an illusion wouldn't mean that something being interpreted as time is not real. Relativity physics has actually shown doorways to this understanding with proofs of underlying reality.

  7. I love what you said about your Dad, that he hasn't had time to miss you yet. My Dad died in 1982, and even today there are moments when I still reach for the phone to call him, wanting to share something I know he'd love to hear. Even after 34 years. Good post on the subject.

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