Time is not merely linear; it is progressive. It is not sufficient to adopt modern science’s view of time as linear because the world is running down. The prophesied “heat death of the universe” at the end of time is what the humanistic scientist believes will put an end to time. This view of time is incorrect. To see time as linear without progress toward God’s final judgement is to view time as impersonal. In such a view of history, the works of man will inevitably be swallowed up by the impersonal and therefore meaningless processes of time—time committing suicide, and taking everything with it. Christ’s definitive payment at Calvary definitively released time from bondage.
My two cents
Wow, I never thought of time in this kind of way. I don’t think I was ever explicitly taught how to think of or perceive time (apart from being told that westerners perceive time in a liner way, and easterners perceive it in a cyclical way). I hadn’t thought that religion precedes time. So long as I remember, I will now think of Good Friday in a different way as well.
North, G (1994). Unconditional Surrender: God’s Plan for Victory. 4th. ed. Tyler: Institute for Christian Economics. p. 143