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Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
reply to post by drevill
i think the point is that a "day" is something that's subjective to how the earth is revolving around the sun...
god created stuff before the sun...yet it's still called a "day"
Originally posted by CA_Orot
I was under the impression, that 7 days, didn't litteraly mean 7 days...
2nd Peter 3:8
"But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day."
I guess I just always took this text, as though it actually, took 7000 years for the Creation of the World to be complete? If this was the case, it could be assumed that there was a thousand year difference, between the dinosaurs and Humans.... ?
"And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years"
This verse, makes me lean towards to idea, that perhaps, Time for us, is a different concept than for God...Maybe God has his own scale of time, or maybe he just doesn't "live" (I use that term loosely) by Time, the same way that we do....That he created Minutes, and Hours, and Days, as a way for us to keep track of/measure the passage of "time".
And if this is the case, maybe God doesn't really measure time. Only we do....and if God doesn't "measure" time, then Creation could have taken a Million years, or a billion, since "Time" isn't really of the essence for God.
I think the Bible uses 7 days as a parable for us, so that we can understand that creation took place over several steps (Not necessarily days or hours, but since that is what we measure the passing of time as, maybe that is why the bible uses "days").
Everything takes time. Everything uses Time. There is never enough time. And since everything we do, requires time, perhaps we can't fathom a world, that doesn't run around a clock? So we don't really understand how something can be created in a litteral of 7 days...
Just some thoughts.