As a thousand years…

Read 2 Pet. 3:8, in its entirety, and you will see that it says something quite different: “with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” It doesn’t say “one day is a thousand years,” but that one day is “as” (like) a thousand years. Then it also says the reverse: a thousand years is “as” (like) one day. So that alone negates the idea of a different timescale. The verse is saying that both times are equivalent. In addition, it is not comparing God’s timeframe to man’s. Rather, both times are from God’s perspective: “with the Lord” these times are the same. Scripture is telling us that with God time has no meaning. Because He is eternal, outside of the dimension of time that He created, a million years, a day, and a millisecond all are the same to Him. He sees all of history simultaneously.

Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

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One Response to As a thousand years…

  1. Shaun Little says:

    All time is relative. God is beyond time. I agree with Ray, here. To Adam and his children, the periods were six literal days. “Evening and morning, were the first day.” This qualifies Yohm as a literal 24 hour period. Also, God wouldn’t create flowers and wait years to create the insects to pollinate them.

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