A by-product of ‘creation’ or of the ‘created universe’? I guess that’s one way to think about it. Time is a dimension of the universe, and therefore, it proceeds only within the scope of the created universe.
That would be an assertion that’s somewhat problematic, don’t you think? After all, the will of God is prior to the universe, and after the end of the world, the will of God continues to exist. However, ‘time’ – as the temporal dimension within creation – only has existence within the context of the present universe. So, if you want to say “God willed the universe, and as a result, He willed ‘time’”, then that sounds reasonable; however, if you say “the temporal dimension proceeds directly from God’s will”, then you could be opening a can of worms…
That would seem to play into @STT’s mistakes, since he would be able to say “well, if time is an experience of change, then it must exist in the context of the change from ‘non-existing universe’ to ‘universe in existence’”. I would hold that assertion to be in error.
Erm… no. At least, not strictly speaking. Humans are a product of creation, not co-creators of it. (Yes, we act freely within creation, giving rise to changes within it… but we were not involved in the creation ex nihilo of all that exists.)
You’re talking about a different type of creation than the subject at hand.