My father passed away ten years ago. It’s been ten years, which makes me feel like time flies. But how about my father? Does he “feel” the same way, like he’s been in the tomb for the same period, even though he got cremated?
We age starting from our first day in this world until the moment when we leave here. But once we are no longer in this world, we don’t age. We are no longer captives of time and space. Once we are dead, we don’t age. While there could be a tomb in the cemetery, that is not the place we will stay. We are no longer the captives of time and space.
Everyone who died in the past is in the same situation. For those who passed away hundreds of thousands ago, patiently “waiting” for the moment of resurrection? Probably they might be “waiting,” but I don’t think they “feel” and “age” such a long period of years, decades, centuries, and millennia on the worldly scale.
How about Jesus Christ? How about his disciples and countless martyrs? Is Christ “older” now compared to when he got crucified? Did he “learn” many things after his death and ascension to heaven as he cared for us for many years? Of course, that is not the case.
The question looks similar to this:
When the Sadducees asked Jesus what if a widow married another man and she met her husband after death or resurrection, Jesus answered as follows:
And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.Mark 12:24-25
God is in eternity. As long as we live in this world, we are like the captive of time, space, and mortality. But once we are not in this world, we would be like angels in heaven, so are all dead people in heaven “waiting” for the resurrection?
What is the time and space in this world? Why are we born, live life, and die eventually? Not only us but every living thing also can’t escape from this prison of time and space. They are also born, live, and die at the end.
Moreover, everything is in the same condition. A stone seems to exist here eternally. But of course, it doesn’t. Earth was also born, rotating around the sun, and will diminish. So does the sun, all stars, galaxies, and the entire universe.
Science tells us the age and size of the universe. The universe’s age is estimated to be 13.8 billion years old. The size is estimated to be 93 billion light-years in diameter. As it constantly expands, these measurements are continually changing.
She was also born during the Big Bang and currently keeps expanding, and ultimately, she will face her end. So, not only everyone and everything in this world but this world itself is also a captive of time and space and the so-called life and death cruciality.
Beyond this confinement, we could glimpse eternity once we are dead.
If anything, however, at the quantum level, we could see a clue of such time and space limitations.
According to the theory of quantum entanglement, at the extreme microscopic scale, the particles are free from the physical distance with a phenomenon where two or more quantum particles become connected, even when large million light-year spaces separate the particles.
At the moment of the Big Bang, in Singularity, the entire universe was at one ultimate point, which didn’t have any size or age. The size and age were zero at the same time. The whole universe was within this zero point. Thus, the energy of the universe was almost infinite. It was a moment beyond time and space. It was a moment of eternity as well.
The concept of time and space is a human construct, and it is hard to comprehend the true nature of reality. The idea that we are within a specific period in this world and will age and die is a limited understanding of our existence.
However, we can take comfort in that we are not to this world, and our “non-existence” extends beyond time and space. We need help understanding the true nature of the universe and our place in it.
The theory of quantum entanglement and the concept of the Singularity at the moment of the Big Bang suggest that time and space are not absolute. We are not in this world, and our “non-existence” extends beyond time and space once outside our mortality.
Death is not the end. It could be a transition to another realm, another state of being, or a journey to the unknown, to the eternal, where time and space do not exist, where there is no aging, no suffering, no pain, and no death.
The idea of an afterlife, a place where we will be with our loved ones, is comforting. It’s a reminder that death is not the end. It is not something to be feared but something to be embraced even celebrated. Our “non-existence” get beyond this world, time, and space.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.Revelation 21:4
It tells us that there will be no more death, no more sorrow, no more crying, and no more pain. Death is not the end. It’s a transition to a place where we will be with God and where there is no more suffering or pain.
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