WHAT IS TIME?


See:  Oh, you killers of time!

(David Harsha, “Come to the Savior”)

Time is a stream which is rapidly bearing
us all to the boundless ocean of eternity!

Let us ask again, with all seriousness,  WHAT IS TIME?

I asked an aged man, a man of cares,
Wrinkled, and curved, and white with hoary hairs;
“Time is the warp of life,” he said, “Oh tell,
The young, the fair, the gay, to weave it well!”

I asked the ancient, venerable dead,
Sages who wrote, and warriors who bled;
From the cold grave a hollow murmur flowed,
“Time sowed the seed we reap in this abode!”

I asked a dying sinner, before the tide
Of life had left his veins: “Time!” he replied;
“I’ve lost it! ah, the treasure!” and he died.

I asked the golden sun and silver spheres,
Those bright chronometers of days and years;
They answered, “Time is but a meteor glare,”
And bids us for Eternity prepare.

I asked the Seasons, in their annual round,
Which beautify or desolate the ground;
And they replied (no oracle more wise),
“Tis folly’s blank, and wisdom’s highest prize!”

I asked a lost spirit, but oh, the shriek
That pierced my soul! I shudder while I speak!
It cried, “a particle! a speck! a mite
Of endless years, duration infinite!”

I asked my Bible and it said,
“Time is the present hour, the past is fled;
Live! live today! tomorrow never yet
On any living being rose or set!”

I asked Old Father Time himself at last;
But in a moment he flew swiftly past–
His chariot was a cloud, the viewless wind
His noiseless steeds; which left no trace behind.

I asked a mighty angel, who shall stand
One foot on sea, and one on solid land;
“By Heaven,” he cried, “I swear the mystery’s o’er;
“Time was,” he cried, “but Time shall be no more!”

Let us ask again, with all seriousness, WHAT IS TIME?

Time is the path to GLORY, or the path to HELL!

About Jian Ming Zhong

In short, I am a five point calvinist, amillennial, post-trib rapture, paeudobaptistic (not for salvation), classical cessationism , and covenantal. I embrace Reformed Theology and subscribe to the WCF 1647. I do not break fellowship with anyone who holds to the essentials of the faith (i.e., the Trinity, the Deity of Christ, Jesus' Physical Resurrection, Virgin Birth, Salvation by Grace through Faith alone, Monotheism, and the Gospel being the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus) but does not affirm Calvinist Theology in the non-essentials. I strongly believe that God's grace and mercy are so extensive that within the Christian community there is a wide range of beliefs and as long as the essentials are not violated, then anyone who holds to those essentials but differs in the non-essentials is my brother or sister in Christ. Romans 11:36 "For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To whom be Glory forever. Amen!"
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