Loftus – “It seems a better intuition would be that the universe has always existed since time now exists, for there would be no “time” at which the universe began to exist independently of the time that originates with the universe”. (p. 84)
Why must the universe begin independently of the time that originates with it? Why can’t they both start simultaneously? It seems most likely that time as we know it is concomitant with this universe and they began together from the same creative forces. In fact, there is no reason to think that the phenomenon of time that we experience makes sense apart from this existence. Just as the universe was created by God, time was also created by God in conjunction with this existence/universe.