Do you think the verse that references this is to be taken literally?
Is one day equal to 1,000 years, or is it to show us that our perception of time is not the same as Gods?
Answer by Christina807 at 9:23 PM on Jul. 6, 2009
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 10:18 PM on Jul. 6, 2009
Answer by NovemberLove at 10:30 PM on Jul. 6, 2009
Answer by mogencreative at 10:33 PM on Jul. 6, 2009
I agree with the others - it doesn't mean the exact 1 = 1,000. Our English vocabulary is around half a million, the Hebrew language has only 8,700 words, so alot of Hebrew words did double duty. The Hebrew word translated as "day" is "yom" and was used for various time periods from 12-hours to eternity. So it's not an exact one-on-one thing. The article "Word Study: Yom" is helpful.
It's also quite possible to accept that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God and to understand and accept the scientific theory of evolution. Evolutionary Creationism is a good article explaining how.
Answer by eringobrough at 10:44 AM on Jul. 7, 2009