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what does this bible verse mean?

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.
2 Peter 3:8

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:14 PM on Oct. 30, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Just as it says. Our 1000 years are like 1 day to God. And 1 day to God is like 1000 years to us....
    mominbolt

    Answer by mominbolt at 6:16 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • yep
    gulfcoastmom4

    Answer by gulfcoastmom4 at 6:17 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • I have been told two things 1 is the diffinition above the other is that One day to god is like a thousand years because he lives in each of us so each of us represent a day in each year and that because it is still only one day
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 6:33 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • It means God is outside time -- He is in eternity.
    LibbyLife

    Answer by LibbyLife at 7:56 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • It is just another scripture that illustrates how much God's ways are above ours. We are bound by time and space, God is not. He is eternal and as such sees beginnings and endings as though they were the same. And yet can see a micro-second as if it were a year. I don't understand it fully but that's why I'm not God.
    teamquinn

    Answer by teamquinn at 9:55 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • That a day to God is 1,000 years to God. That is how we know that the earth is only about 7,000 years old
    rhanford

    Answer by rhanford at 2:54 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • I agree with Libbylife (Read Isaiah 57:15). Read within its context, the meaning is clear:

    The passage speaks of scoffers saying,"Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation." (verse 4) Then it goes on to say that the same Word that spoke this world into existence still sustains it today. It goes on from there telling of the judgment to come and comparing it to the great flood in Noah's day.(verse 5-7)
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 6:46 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • Verses 8-11 are a testimony to the mercy of God towards His rebellious creation, and a warning to the scoffers and believers alike. Verse 8 is stating that when we use the phrase "last days", we may take this to mean a few years, or weeks or even days before the end. God sees things outside of the realm of a finite existence---the past thousand years are as a day to Him. Verse 9 explains why the end has not yet come--"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 6:53 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • So, since 1,000 years for us is only like a day to God, is that why it's taking Jesus so long to come again, because it's only been 2 days for him? lol, that explains a lot. He did say he was going to return soon...

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:45 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • So, since 1,000 years for us is only like a day to God, is that why it's taking Jesus so long to come again, because it's only been 2 days for him? lol, that explains a lot. He did say he was going to return soon...
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    Something like that. LOL :-)
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 9:10 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

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