The Time Axis and a 4-D Universe

My friend Dave says he manipulates events captured in time every day.  Dave is a video editor, among other things. He views the video on a screen with a timeline below it. He can move to any particular frame by clicking the timeline. Then he can edit out unwanted parts.

A photo, like a single frame of a movie, is a representation of a 3-D event captured on a 2-D surface in an instant of time. Movies capture images of the 3-D universe on 2-D surfaces represented on a timeline. Videos are a way to describe Time.

I have thought that Time was a dimension, one of four: length, height, depth, and time. Given a precise moment in time any point in the physical universe can be mapped by its coordinates in relation to lines designated x-axis, y-axis, and z-axis. Length is a line we express as parallel to an x-axis. Height, similarly, is a line parallel to a y-axis. Depth may be expressed as a line parallel to a z-axis, where the axes x, y, and z are perpendicular to one another and intersecting in a common point. The intersection creates three planes, plane xy, plane yz, and plane xz. Any 3-D figure touches each of these three planes. However, can Time be expressed by such a plane?

Can a line pass through all three planes? Yes, I think so, but I need a model to be sure.

If it could, then such a line could represent Time, and Time could be expressed as a plane such as; plane xt, or yt or zt. If so, Time would be understood as a dimension, as are length, height and depth.

Right now I’m wondering if the point of origin (0,0,0) is the only available point at which a single line may pass through all three planes. If it is, could Time be expressed as infinite points of origin along a single axis, a t-axis? I don’t think so because that would require constantly generated new points of origin. Wouldn’t that seem to disrupt the continuity of the timeline and all things 3-D?

Wait a minute.

We know that points on a line do not require space between them. Isn’t that a definition of infinity? With no space between points on the t-axis, wouldn’t the 3-D universe move smoothly along a timeline? -Even though all things 3-D may constantly be moving in relation to all other things 3-D.

Any movement in 3-D might be “captured” as in a single frame of a video. The “capture” is imaginary, of course, since Time, in the words of Josh Garrels‘ song, “keeps on slipping into the future.”

Can Time ever be expressed by a 2-D plane? If not, then Time incorporates all of the 3-D universe upon each infinitely small point of time and propagates it on to the next infinitely small point on the timeline.

Does this mean that the 3-D universe is newly propagated at each infinitely small movement along the timeline?

Is this not exactly what has been discovered in Quantum Physics? -What Einstein said he’d spent 100 times more thought on than his theories of Relativity, yet he died without disproving? Isn’t this the quantum theory that Niels Bohr and others used to develop the foundation of all modern technology that runs 1/3 of our economy today? What?! Yes to all!

Does this Theory of Time affect my faith? Yes and no.

No, in that I continue in the same faith I had before this understanding came.
Yes, in that miracles no longer seem so far away, and Jesus can heal Schrodinger’s cat.

If you enjoy this kind of thinking, you may enjoy Quantum Enigma, Physics Encounters Consciousness by Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner published by Oxford University Press, 2011.
Disclaimer: Rosenblum and Kuttner are not responsible for my theory of Time espoused above. They only opened my eyes to what traditionally only physicists have known.
ASIDE:  A Point on Time Travel
Do you really think we can ever gather up all those points on the 3-D universe graph to reproduce any one point on the timeline of the past? If we could, it would only be one “snapshot”. Time travel remains a wonderful imagination for science fiction.  -Sorry, Albert.
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Building New Earth Now

New Earth Comes Forth


Let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.  11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.  12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;  13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.  14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

1 Corinthians 3:10-14

Wood, hay, stubble, gold, silver, precious stones – That which we build will be tried as by fire. What is worthy will endure. Endure as what? Where?

Paul’s imaginative picture of wise master builders and workmen building a physical structure, a temple, reminds me of another imaginative story.

Ainulindale is the first part of J R R Tolkien‘s epic The Silmarillion. The name means The Music of the Ainur. It is the creation story of Tolkien’s mythology of Middle Earth. From the thought of Iluvatar the creator spring musical creatures called the Ainur. Iluvatar frees the Ainur to create music which culminates in a great symphony. They sing and make harmonious music until one of them becomes purposely dissonant and draws others after himself. Yet the music continues. After all the music has come to completion, Iluvatar opens the musicians’ eyes to see where before they were only able to hear and to make music. When given sight, the Ainur view the glorious world their music created. All along the music was initiating and developing the whole world of Middle Earth, even its histories and its characters.

What if what we are doing in this world is building a kingdom, The Kingdom of God – New Earth and New Heaven!

Of course Paul said that some of what we build will not endure. God will judge it.

Judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
1 Corinthians 4:5

We are laborers together with God: … I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon… If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.  16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God
1 Corinthians 3:9-16

What we do matters, and God will have His Temple.
Anybody who builds with unworthy materials “shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.”

Like Tolkien’s musical Ainur, we will one day see what we are building, and it will be glorious!

 

Aside:

Why Children Should Be Taught Fairy Tales

 Mythology : Earthly Reality :: Earthly Reality : Heaven

Mythologies and fairy tales are imaginative descriptions of earthly realities.
Earthly reality is a shadow cast by Heaven.

 [Priests] who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
Hebrews 8:4-5  

Now we see shadows and patterns until He opens our eyes.

Time/Eternity

 

The Bird and The Fish by Geninne Ziatkis, http://blogdelanine.blogspot.com/search?q=bird%2C+fish

What if Time is the medium of Eternity?

As water is the medium of the ocean

And all sea creatures move through water;

As air is the medium of the atmosphere

And all surface creatures move within air;

So Time is the medium of Eternity

And all Heaven and Earth move through and within Time.

A Present Moment of Reality

Clock in mistThe movement in Time
of the collective consciousness
constantly creates reality
in the ever changing present moment.

The past is gone.
Yet, the past has left evidence
that it was present.

The future hasn’t happened yet;
it doesn’t exist.
It’s still in the planning stage.

 

definition: collective consciousness -the sum of every individual awareness of every conscious being

Representational Intercession

[The following is an excerpt from chapter nine of my book He Who Bleeds.
The chapter is titled Intercession Within the Veil.]

 

A Prayer Closet Becomes a Holy Place

A Prayer Closet Becomes a Holy Place

Under the Old Covenant priests offered representational atonement.  Under the New Covenant we are His priests, and as such, we may offer representational intercession.  We may offer ourselves in the victim’s role in prayer.  The prayer closet transforms spiritually into an entrance to the Holy of Holies.  We may bring into that holy place the blood of many innocent victims representatively by our sacrificial prayer.

Intercessors can be counted as a life laid down for another.  This is the call of our Lord Jesus to take up our cross daily and follow Him.

What is happening inside that holy corporate prayer closet?

As the priests of old made atonement, we are making intercession with our Lord. The corporate cry for mercy rings in God’s ears.

We have shown that the victim may waive the Law’s sentence.  The victim may release vengeance away from the prescription set in stone and into the hands of the Righteous Judge.

The prescriptions of the Law are weak[1].  They cannot purge sin from the conscience of the sinner[2].  Only the Merciful Almighty can find the prescription that will purge each sinner.  Only He can bring the sinner to full repentance.  His vengeance will not stop short of a purged conscience.

The ministry of reconciliation is committed unto us.

Reconciliation of the world can only be accomplished
through holy vengeance released by intercessors
into the hands of Him who said, I will repay.

 

 

[1] Romans 8:3  “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:”

[2] Hebrews 9:14  How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?