The eternal, distant God who at once observes past, present, and future while standing outside of the reality of our temporal existence is nowhere described this way in Scripture. As Fiddes again observes, “It has become clear, in much recent discussion, that the notion of an absolutely timeless God is a concept of Greek philosophy, replacing the biblical picture of the ‘everlasting God’ for whom time has meaning, but who is not trapped within it as we are.” 17 Of course God is from everlasting to everlasting, 18 yet every human encounter with him appears as if he lives within history.
Kindelberger, Roy D.. God’s Absence and the Charismatic Presence: Inquiries in Openness Theology (Kindle Locations 249-254). Wipf & Stock, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers. Kindle Edition.