God is very clear on the fact that humans get 6000 years to attempt to rule ourselves. This is the six days of man. The Bible teaches that to God, in 2Peter 3:8, “a day is like a 1000 years.” And on the 7th day, the 7th 1000 year period, we get our rest, when Lord Jesus returns. I suspect we are very close to our 6000th year, but not quite. You would have to leave 7 years out for the tribulation, so at the very very latest, we could be in the year 5993, by God’s reckoning. It’s so hard to tell what year we are in from creation, since the calendar has changed so many times, also, since the day of creation, I suspect that the earth’s rotation has slowed quite a bit. Notice that during the tribulation, the Bible teaches that the “days will be shortened by a third”, which means that instead of a 24 hour day, we will have 16 hour days. God tells us that unless this shortening occurred, then we’d all perish. He will shorten the days so that the 7 years of the tribulation will be shortened. Perhaps the earth will accelerate on her axis after being struck by what the bible calls a “flaming rock from the Heavens” (space), which “blazes like a torch”, obviously a comet.
yankeesdoodle, Free Republic 9 Comments
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