Does a day consist of 1000 years?
God created the world in 6 days.Christians say that these aren't 24 hour days.A day in the Bible consists of 1000 years.
So is this stated explicitly in the Bible or they just assume?
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
There was evening and there was morning, the first day...sounds like ONE (1) 24 hour day to me.
- PubliusLv 71 month ago
Neither. The word "yom" should have been translated as "indefinite time" in the case of Genesis 1. It took God much more than six days to prepare the world for habitation. It took him much longer than 6,000 years. He works according to natural and eternal principles, and they take time.
- PaulLv 71 month ago
A "day" is just the period of revolution of our one little planet. 24 hours is not a "day" anywhere else in the universe. Do you think God based the creation of the universe on the period of revolution of one planet out of millions?
- MalcolmLv 61 month ago
In fact, Exodus 20:11 defines the length of both the Sabbath day and each of the creation days. After all, "day" is repeated and carries the same meaning consistently.
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- Ernest SLv 71 month ago
A day is a day.
Why don't you read for yourself and stop listening to others who say all manner of nonsense things?
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- Papa-GLv 71 month ago
1,000 years or more, yes!
“Day” as used in the Bible can include summer and winter, the passing of seasons. (Zechariah 14:8) “The day of harvest” involves many days. (Compare Proverbs 25:13 and Genesis 30:14.) A thousand years are likened to a day. (Psalm 90:4; 2 Peter 3:8, 10) “Judgment Day” covers many years. (Matthew 10:15; 11:22-24) It would seem reasonable that the “days” of Genesis could likewise have embraced long periods of time—millenniums.
More than 4,000 years after the seventh day, or God’s rest day, commenced, Paul indicated that it was still in progress. At Hebrews 4:1-11 he referred to the earlier words of David (Ps 95:7, 8, 11) and to Genesis 2:2 and urged: “Let us therefore do our utmost to enter into that rest.” By the apostle’s time, the seventh day had been continuing for thousands of years and had not yet ended.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Don't believe anything a religious person says, they are all liars.
- God of ThunderLv 71 month ago
It's a way to try to make the bible fit the evidence, but it's a pretty lame one. That would mean that plants grew for thousands of years without sunlight. It also poses a major problem for all the other passages in which God speaks of a day and in clearly means a 24 hour period. Did God rest for a thousand years after creating humans? Humanity just went on its merry way with no god for centuries?
- geezerLv 71 month ago
So .. Christians say that 6 days doesn't actually mean 6 x 24 hours
even though the Bible says ..
''There was evening, there was morning, the 1st day'' (for example)
and then, having claimed that ''a day'' actually means ''1000 years''.
they accept the fact that people in the Old Testament stories live for
100's of YEARS !!
- JeaLv 71 month ago
Only in the minds of the deluded.
When asked for logic and reason, theists have a lame excuse instead. Or a threat.