The Path of Life & Illusion of Time

My philosophy is that the world was created by God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit—God in three forms. God also created time, as a way for humans to experience his creation. Before he invented time, it did not exist and, therefore, God is not subject to time. I believe God experiences things eternally; he sees the past, present, and future all at once. Imagine a parade going down a long street. Someone at street level sees what is directly in front of him or her and experiences things in a linear order. If someone were high above the parade, he/she would see the parade in its entirety all at once. The person on the ground experiences bit by bit what the one above takes in all at once—able to see the beginning and the end and not subject to time.

I believe that God always has existed because, remember, time is merely an illusion created by God for us humans. I also believe that everything that exists has always existed, but in various forms. Science has proven that energy and matter cannot be created or destroyed, which implies that what exists has always existed and that nothing new can come into existence. Anything “new” is actually something that already “was” but just in a different form. A human for example was once an egg and a sperm inside the form of his or her parents… who were once eggs and sperms inside their parents, etc. Another example would be the weather: a domino effect, resulting from pressure, systems, and patterns within our atmosphere that have always existed but transform as they travel around and intersect with each other. It is all a “flow” or a system of things working together and transforming, not creating something from nothing, but rather changing form as it progresses.

In this world, there are absolute truths because saying that there are not absolute truths would actually be an absolute truth! So in a way, it is like a trick question, a paradox, or an oxymoron. Absolute truths are true, whether someone believes they are or not. The force of gravity existed before humans were able to recognize it or calculate it mathematically. A stop sign still exists, whether people believe they need to stop at it or not. The truths exist; people, however, do not always believe in them. It does not make them any less true; it makes the people wrong.

Prophecy is proof of absolute truth and of the illusion of time. Hundreds of years before crucifixion even existed, the Prophet Isaiah wrote Isaiah 53, which describes Jesus’ crucifixion. Jesus’ life fulfilled roughly 350 prophecies. These prophecies were true when they were first declared and true when they were fulfilled. Therefore, time is relative to the thinker. One may believe the prophecy was true when it was spoken, while another deemed it only true once it was fulfilled. Either way, it was true all along. God could share it with His prophets because He is not subject to time restraints. Past, present, and future are all one in His perspective. Aside from prophecies of Jesus, there were others that prophesied of Alexander the Great’s feats, wars, Israel gaining its land back, and so many more. Throughout history, Biblical prophecies have come true. This proves that what was declared is both true and eternal.

My belief in right and wrong is based on what God declares as right and wrong. He established principles in His word and declares certain actions as sins. God has also designed a path for each person to discover and walk in. The map to the path is found through reading the Bible, praying for God’s guidance, and watching Him work in circumstances around you. Men have free will; they can seek out God and follow his pre-designed path for them, or they can follow their own ideas of right and wrong. However, they will miss God’s blessings and purpose for their lives if they fail to find the path that they were designed to live—the path designed (with love) for them alone.

Published by Author Stacy A. Padula

Stacy Padula has spent the last 14 years working daily with teenagers as a college counselor, mentor, and life coach. She was named "Top Inspirational Author of the Year" for 2022 by the International Association of Top Professionals (New York, NY). In 2021, she was broadcast on the famous Reuters Building in Times Square as "Empowered Woman of the Year." Her Gripped book series is currently being adapted for TV by Emmy-winning producer Mark Blutman. She is the founder and CEO of Briley & Baxter Publications: a publishing company that donates a portion of its proceeds to animal rescues each month. She has edited and published a variety of titles, including Boston Bruins Anthem Singer Todd Angilly and Rachel Goguen's The Adventures of Owen & the Anthem Singer, LaTonya Pinkard of Netflix's Last Chance U's Nate & His Magic Lion, and former NHL player Norm Beaudin's memoir The Original: Living Life Through Hockey. Stacy resides in Plymouth, Massachusetts with her husband Tim and two miniature dachshunds, Briley and Baxter.

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