God is Eternal

David Cowles

Jan 10, 2022

According to the Trinitarian model, God is relatedness, dialogue, love. Therefore, God is process, the process that animates the spatiotemporal world and the process that constitutes His own Being. But when we think of process, we think of something that unfolds across time. God, however, is eternal; He exists outside of space and time. So how can God be both pure process and atemporal? How is that possible?

According to the Trinitarian model, God is relatedness, dialogue, love. Therefore, God is process, the process that animates the spatiotemporal world and the process that constitutes His own Being. But when we think of process, we think of something that unfolds across time. God, however, is eternal; He exists outside of space and time. So how can God be both pure process and atemporal? How is that possible?


You might expect that this proposition would have to be accepted on the basis of Faith alone. Fortunately for us, that is not the case. We have actual examples of atemporal process in our sensible world: the subatomic processes illustrated by Feynman Diagrams, the Collapse of Schrodinger’s Wave Function in Quantum Mechanics, the phenomenon of Non-locality (John Bell) and finally the drawings of Escher.

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