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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 4 weeks ago

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?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    There was evening and there was morning, the first day...sounds like ONE (1) 24 hour day to me.

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  • 4 weeks 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.

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  • Paul
    Lv 7
    4 weeks 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?

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  • 4 weeks 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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  • 4 weeks 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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  • 4 weeks ago

    It's allegorical.

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  • Papa-G
    Lv 7
    4 weeks 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.

    • God of Thunder
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Do thousand year periods have evening and morning?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Don't believe anything a religious person says, they are all liars.

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  • 4 weeks 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?

    • Ernest S
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Your reasoning is correct but it is not to fit the evidence, there is much evidence that contradicts, but to bow to popular opinion.

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  • geezer
    Lv 7
    4 weeks 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 !!

    • Ernest S
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      You correctly expose the fallacies. The six days of Creation were exactly that. 

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  • Jea
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Only in the minds of the deluded.

    When asked for logic and reason, theists have a lame excuse instead.  Or a threat.

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