In another thread:
Naturally, this is all just purely speculative, but that doesn't stop me from being very intrigued and fascinated by the topic.Originally Posted by Dave McClung
[I've never met a time travel movie I didn't like... (well maybe I did but don't remember it)]
First, I THINK I agree that time is part of creation.
However, I don't end up where Dave ends up. I believe that from the instant God said, "Let there be light," there was light AND time. I believe that as long creation persists, time will persist.
Even though things will be different (glorified bodies), I think for all eternity we will continue to experience time/duration just as we do now, EXCEPT we will never be frustrated with it; things won't seem too slow, too fast, not last long enough, etc.
For example: We will always be aware and conscious of having a "past." We will always be aware and conscious of a "present." We will always be aware and conscious of a "future." We will always be able to distinguish between past, present and future. We will, however, never find ourselves wishing for the good old days or being unable to "wait until next week." We will have the perfect balance between enjoying the present while still anticipating the future.
I think as part of creation, time was "good." I think falleness is what gives time its frustrating aspects. In short, I don't think we'll ever "escape" time, we'll just get to the point of never being frustrated by time.