If 1 year is 1000 years, was man created in a 1000 years?

Author: BibleAsk Team


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Speaker 1

So Gloria is asking, in Genesis 126 to 28, god created mankind in his image. He created male and female, blessed and sent them out to be fruit. Fruitful and multiply on earth. If every one of God’s years is 1000 of ours, then when God made Adam and Eve, this was at least one to 2000 years after the 6th day of creation when he made mankind in his image. Image question. So Jesus Eve, were the generations for Jesus and the other people had already multiplying on the earth, right? Or am I wrong? Help. Okay, don’t clarify for me this question first because I’m not fully following what it’s saying. Oh, sorry, maybe I could wrap up.

Speaker 2

The question sort of and then Tina can answer it. So so there are some verses that, you know, say to God. As I said, you know, 1000 years is like a day to God and the days like a thousand. And then what they’re trying to do then is say how in creation it talks about days. Well, therefore let’s apply the thousand year principle to those days. And God created the Earth over thousands of years. Tina, is that right?

Speaker 3

Yeah, that’s kind of what I understood too. So Gloria, I think you kind of have a little bit of your time frame, a little bit mixed up, I understand, because the Bible, not all of the pieces are a perfect chronological order all the time. So it’s easy to get confused. So I want you to know you’re not the only one. The first I think you’re thinking of that says that 1000 years for us is like a day with God. And that’s second, Peter, chapter three, verse eight. So basically Peter is saying, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day with the Lord is as 1000 years and a thousand years as one day. So basically what Peter is saying though, in the context of what he’s saying though, is the coming of Christ and that Jesus is going to come because a lot of people, he says in the last days are going to be scoffers, are going to say, oh, where’s the promise of his coming? Jesus isn’t coming, everything just continuing. But Peter is saying no, because time for us is very different as far as the perspective it’s time for God because God is eternal.

Speaker 3

So for us, like a thousand years is a long time, but for God that’s like a day. It’s like not a very long period of time. So that’s really what the verse means. That’s what the verse is talking about. But when it comes to the six days of creation, if you go back to Genesis, chapter one and you look at verses 26 through 28 where God says he made them male and female, I want you to look at verse six or excuse me, verse 31, where basically it says that and so the evening in the morning were the six day. So Adam and evil made on the 6th day. And the reason the Bible actually makes it very clear that this is a day like our day, like a 24 hours period, it says in the evening and the morning. So there’s no 1000 years of the sun rising and setting, you know, it’s and coming up.

Speaker 2

So basically and it repeated that for every single day of creation.

Speaker 3

Yes, exactly. God repeated every single day. And so the Bible is very, very clear that this is a 24 hours period. It’s a literal six day period that God made everything. So, like day one, he made light. Day two, he made the furnit. Day three, he made the land and he separated the water and made vegetation. Day four, he made the sun, moon and stars. And day five, he made the fish and the birds. And day six, he made all the animals. And then last, he made Adam and then made Eve. And so on after that, on this 6th day, he was done. The crowning act of his creation was creating Adam and Eve. And then the 7th day he rested. And God reiterates that this is a six day, six day thing with a seven day week in the Fourth Commandment in Exodus chapter 20, verses eight through seven or eight through eleven, where it says for in six days, God made heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that in them is and rested. The 7th day, God didn’t rest for 1000 years. It was just a literal seven day week that for six days God created the 7th day he rested.

Speaker 3

And that’s why that day is blessed.

Speaker 2

Because and then the same time, he’s not asking for us to rest a thousand years. So you have to apply the same meaning for that same day. So God rest is seven days, wants us to rest a day. It’s got to mean the same thing can’t be a thousand years one and then just 1.4 hours the other.

Speaker 1

We don’t get to rest for 1000 years.

Speaker 2

Well, maybe I would like to answer that one. There is a thousand years rest.

Speaker 3

Exactly. Well, a lot of people say, well, maybe this kind of reflects like the week of redemption in a way that 6000 years we have basically the mess that we’re in here on Earth. And once that 6000 years is done, we have that 1000 years is like the 7th day or whatever, which is 1000 years of the millennium that you read about in Revelation, Chapter 21. Anyways, but that’s another whole other topic. But Gloria, I just want you to know, it’s very easy to be confused, but basically, yeah, no, at the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. And then the first six days he made everything and that was all the world. The 6th day he made Adam and Eve. And sometime after that, we don’t know exactly when, but at some point Adam and Eve sinned. And then it was almost 4000 years later that Jesus came into the world. And that’s why when you look at his genealogy, like in Matthew, chapter one, you see from Adam to Jesus there’s many, many generations of people. So that’s the time frame that we’re looking at. And then 2000 years ago is when Jesus came.

Speaker 3

So Amy created on the 6th day of creation, 4000 years later, Jesus comes, lives and dies for our salvation and goes back to heaven. And then it’s been about 2000 years since Jesus did that and we’re waiting for his soon return. So I hope that clarifies things for you, Gloria, and I hope you know that it’s okay to be confused, but I’m just grateful that God created everything in six literal days, not thousands and thousands of years because God can literally speak and things exist. And so that’s the mighty and powerful God that we serve. Jerry, Wendy, have any other thoughts on that?

Speaker 2

Yeah, and I think there are a lot of people get confused where the Bible talks about how Cain killed Abel and then proceeded to go marry a woman and go start a city. And then they think, oh, AHA, there should have been then tons of people that already existed when Adam and Eve left Eden. But no, it forgets that. There still could be a huge amount of time, hundreds of years between Genesis three and Genesis four where we have the canon evil story. And are we going to assume that Adam and Eve had no kids for 100 years? Or even during that time that they only had cane and able? No, they probably kept cranking them out. Jesus said be fruitful and multiply. These were the most healthiest humans that ever lived. They were probably extremely fertile. Maybe they even had twins and triplets at times. Who knows, right? Anything was possible. So they could have very quickly populated the earth just between two of them. And then Kane would have a sister, Mary’s sister, and then again they produce a huge family and have a city. So these things don’t defy imagination. They are very realistic, the Bible.

Speaker 2

And should many ways be taken literally when it’s trying to give us literal history as it is in Genesis?

Speaker 3

Yeah, absolutely. And I think it’s very important that we don’t forget that. And I think, Gloria, I think it’s important that 1000 years to God, that can be kind of confusing. But I think that’s such an important chapter that you’re reading in second Peter, chapter three, because it talks about in the last days there’ll be scoffers saying where is the promise of his coming? For since our fathers have fallen asleep, all things continue as they were. And it says, but these are willingly ignorant of how God created the earth and how the world was in the waters and on the waters. And there’s so many things that God has as far as scientifically in the Bible, that show his creative power, that show that the creation story is credible and something we can believe in. But you have to study it. You have to learn about those truths. And I think that’s so important that as we look at the Bible, it is a literal history book. We can look to it for history. And I think some people have tried to mix secular scientific theories with the Bible, and I think that’s very dangerous.

Speaker 3

We really need to look at the Bible and the Bible only as a source of truth. And when you do that, I think you see things in a new light and I think you see things in the right way.

Speaker 2

Yes, I think that’s very important. If we tried to take our modern understanding of the world and try to work backwards and make the Bible fit that we’re going to have a lot of problems. We need to start with, okay, what is the Bible saying and how can we apply that into our modern understanding? Absolutely.

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