How God relates to time has a little to nothing to do with the doctrine of creation. The question that I think you're driving at is whether or not the philosophical idea of Augustinian timelessness is the correct view of God's relationship to time, or alternatively is God temporally related to time. Another way of putting this question is does God experience the passing of moments. Or does God remember the past, experience the moment, and know the future. I'm probably in the minority who views Gods relationship to time as temporal. For some people this is a nonstarter, because time is near as we can tell today, started at the big bang. That's not a problem for me, because all we have to acknowledge is the attribute of God that he experiences the passing of moments and once we acknowledge that we establish that there is at least two timelines a temporal timeline that applies to the universe and an attribute of God that is intrinsic to who God is whereby he experiences the passing of moments which we could call "God time." So before the existence of the universe and temporal time there was always a God time and will ever be a God time because God is a necessary Being and in any and all circumstances He must exist.Taking time to do something would mean God exists in time (and space), which is a blatant contradiction of the Christian doctrine of creation.
So contrary to your assertion above, God does not exist "in time," rather God-time is an inherent attribute of God himself, and without all of God's attributes God is incomplete, but God cannot be incomplete, therefore there is no contradiction. You see God cannot be less than God even a little bit even for an instant, that's part of what being a necessary Being means. Now if I happen to be wrong and Saint Augustine happens to be right, there still no problem and no conflict with the doctrine of creation.
I could go into my reasons for believing that Saint Augustine is incorrect but it's really beyond the scope of this conversation.
You've not given an example of any logical contradiction.You can choose to believe - despite simple logic to the contrary - that God can do the logically contradictory.
Logical contradictions have nothing to do with faith. The Eastern Orthodox recognize that there are paradoxes the solution to which not everyone agrees about. Rather than enforcing a particular viewpoint, they call these paradoxes mysteries. That is 1,000,000 miles from being a logical contradiction.aka. faith
You haven't given an example of contradiction yet. So your pronoun "this" has no object.Still, this kind of logic-defying faith was (and still is) anathema to Christian philosophers / theologians.
Astonishing you have bladdered along until you managed to say something that was true. I guess it just goes to show that even stopped watch is right twice a day.Logic, you see, is supposed to be an aspect of the Christian God; just like Love.
Nope, you have no clue what you just said, because what you said here proves that you've missed the entire point. If reason is an attribute of God, and it is, then God cannot be less than completely reasonable even for a moment, because God is a necessary Being, and he cannot fail to be completely God in any respect even for an instant.For God to exhibit logically incompatible traits is to paint him as non-existent according to Christian theology.