Mere Christianity - Book IV: Chapter 3 Time and Beyond Time Summary & Analysis

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Book IV: Chapter 3 Time and Beyond Time Summary and Analysis

Time is a concept which has meaning in our existence, but no meaning in God's existence. Lewis briefly explains how time, a familiar concept in our three-dimensional universe, is relative to us existing in this universe. However, God is not restricted by time. To God, time is meaningless. What has happened and will happen here is always the present in the presence of God. This explains the all-knowing, or omniscient, nature of the Christian God.

For most Christians this is not a very important matter, but Lewis explains it anyway in case anyone wonders how God can hear hundreds of millions of prayers at once, or how God can know what will happen tomorrow even while we are stuck in today. Outside the universe, time does not exist. Modern...

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