Originally Posted by mickiel
Yes , I think they exclude it in error. Eternity is not timeless in my view.
Well, but you see, it's nonsensical only if you don't take into consideration the literal or metaphorical application of language. To say someone is ageless, timeless, in a hyperbolic sense isn't a literal application.
So what are the words? Time, eternity, and let's add sinful because that was discussed earlier. What do they mean? Time in a literal sense is the measurement based upon the luminaries. Time and seasons. Days, years, months . . . (Genesis 1:14)
Eternity is time without end. Since eternity exists in that it is time without end, it is, in a sense, timeless.
Sin means to miss the mark. It doesn't matter who set the mark that is being missed, God or man. Can time miss the mark? No. It is miscalculated. That is sinning against time, not a sin of time.
The Bible says there is a time for everything. There are appointed times. So, just as if you are 15 minutes late you have sinned against your employer or whoever set the mark for the time being 15 minutes prior to your having arrived, so it is if you miss the time set by God. Still time isn't the one sinning.
Time can also be used in a metaphoric sense. Time passes slowly in prison or church or school or reading my posts.
Ahem . . . yes, well, we are all, in a sense, in eternity in that time will not end even though we will. If we are resurrected into life forever we are still not in eternity in the sense that we weren't here before time began. [edit by author: I can't believe no one called me out on this. It makes no sense. Are you paying attention?] We are in eternity in that we are in time, before it ends.
So is Satan, who will end, and who will be released from the abyss and then deceive and cause destruction to many who are resurrected into "eternity."
Nonsensical if you don't take into account the language.