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Second Peter 3:8

"A day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as a day"

 

Robert Baillie (1645)
"Our Brethren’s mind in this point, as I conceive, they have Printed; is this, That in the year 1650, or at furthest, 1695, Christ in his human nature and present glory is to come from heaven unto Jerusalem where he was crucified; at that time the heaven and earth, and all the works therein, are to be burnt and purged by that fire of conflagration, mentioned by Peter, 2 Epistle, Chapter 3. At the same time all the Martyrs, and many of the Saints both of the Old and New Testament are to rise in their bodies; The Jews from all the places where now they are {225} scattered shall return to Canaan and build Jerusalem: in that City Christ is to reign for a full thousand years"

 

Max King (1987)
"To use 2 Pet. 3:8 ("that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day") to invalidate the inspired expectations of nearness of the end misses the point that is being made. The scoffers were the ones who doubted the sureness and certainty of God's promise, not the believers.. Peter's purpose, in quoting from Psalm 90, was not to give greater elasticity to the time limitations of Christ's parousia, but to bear witness to the veracity of God's word. What had been promised, taught, and expected within the time limitations of "that generation" would not fail." (The Cross and Parousia of Christ, p. 91)

 

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Date: 05 Apr 2009
Time: 10:44:32

Your Comments:

II Peter 3:8 is an anadiplosis. This means that the
subject repeated is extremely important. One scholar
once said, "An anadiplosis means 'X marks the spot'.
In other words, in God's timetable for humanity, a
"day" represents a thousand years. This would be the
reason for which He made the creation in six days, and
rested on the seventh as a microcosm of His 7,000
timetable for human history. If it can be shown that Christ was crucified 5000 following earth's
creation, and if it can be shown that the "REST"
in Hebrews that remains to the People of God, the Jews, and the 1000 years mentioned four times in
the first 7 verses of Revelation 20, then we can
find where the "Mystery" Body of Christ is posi-
tioned in the 7000 years. Further, Since national
Israel was temporarily set aside following Christ's
crucifixion, we should see the connection prophesied
in Hosea 6:2 where it is written that Israel is torn
but will be revived after the SECOND day, and IN
the third day. Since it has been close to 2000 years
since the crucifixion, and since a thousand addi-
tional years has been prophesied, it would place the
rapture (a separate event from the second advent) in
the very near future. So......IF THIS IS A PRETERIST
SITE, YOU AND I WILL SEE IN A FEW SHORT YEARS WHO
HAS THE CORRECT INTERPRETATION.
Michael Howson
 


Date: 03 Jun 2009
Time: 14:44:49

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it is the one sentence that athieists despise since it makes their golden thoughts turn to tin. It is their foremost belief that God does not exist because why would he have delayed the advent of Man for millions of years? Why wait? But outside of the material realm of Man is God's realm where time does not exist. God did not wait for Man to materialize. Man is in the same moment as God...in the ethereal realm.


Date: 14 Sep 2009
Time: 20:53:12

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shorthand notation for 2nd peter chapter 3 vs 8 where "One day is with the Lord as 1000 years and 1000 years as one day." can vary according to interpretation. 16 total interpretations exist. 3 are possible. 2/3 are subsets of the third. It is this one of 16 different interpretations that I will mention.

IF:

One day on earth is with the Lord as 1000 years and 1000 years on earth is as one day with the Lord

THEN:

De = 10^3Yl and 10^3Ye = Dl which is short hand notation. Then with simple algebra we can proceed by dividing everything by 103 which means we can divide everything by 1000.

Then .001De = Yl and Ye = .001Dl.

Since .001De is about 86.4 seconds and since Ye is about 365.2421897De which means a Year on earth is about 365.2421897 days on earth

Then 86.4" ~ Yl and 365.2421897De ~ .001Dl

With simple algebra we can isolate De "a day on earth" by dividing 365.2421897.

Then 86,4" ~ Yl and De ~ .001Dl/365.2421897 which means

86.4" ~ Yl and De ~ Dl/365242.1897

Since a De = 10^3Yl we can rewrite the previous statement.

86.4" ~ Yl and 10^3Yl ~ Dl/365242.1897

Then by dividing both sides by 103 again we have a Day with the Lord and Year with the Lord relationship.

Yl ~ Dl/365242189.7

With a little more algebra this can be re written as

365242189.7Yl ~ Dl

This means that three hundred sixty five million, two hundred forty two thousand, one hundred eighty nine point 7 years with the Lord is approximately one day with the Lord.
Date: 14 Sep 2009
Time: 20:53:12

Your Comments:

shorthand notation for 2nd peter chapter 3 vs 8 where "One day is with the Lord as 1000 years and 1000 years as one day." can vary according to interpretation. 16 total interpretations exist. 3 are possible. 2/3 are subsets of the third. It is this one of 16 different interpretations that I will mention.

IF:

One day on earth is with the Lord as 1000 years and 1000 years on earth is as one day with the Lord

THEN:

De = 10^3Yl and 10^3Ye = Dl which is short hand notation. Then with simple algebra we can proceed by dividing everything by 103 which means we can divide everything by 1000.

Then .001De = Yl and Ye = .001Dl.

Since .001De is about 86.4 seconds and since Ye is about 365.2421897De which means a Year on earth is about 365.2421897 days on earth

Then 86.4" ~ Yl and 365.2421897De ~ .001Dl

With simple algebra we can isolate De "a day on earth" by dividing 365.2421897.

Then 86,4" ~ Yl and De ~ .001Dl/365.2421897 which means

86.4" ~ Yl and De ~ Dl/365242.1897

Since a De = 10^3Yl we can rewrite the previous statement.

86.4" ~ Yl and 10^3Yl ~ Dl/365242.1897

Then by dividing both sides by 103 again we have a Day with the Lord and Year with the Lord relationship.

Yl ~ Dl/365242189.7

With a little more algebra this can be re written as

365242189.7Yl ~ Dl

This means that three hundred sixty five million, two hundred forty two thousand, one hundred eighty nine point 7 years with the Lord is approximately one day with the Lord.


Date: 26 Oct 2010
Time: 18:43:31

Your Comments:

The point I receive from this is simply we can not predict God's time. Remembering as believers we must live each day as if it was the last day on earth. For we know not when he shall return but we do know He will. Peter is telling us God is not slack He will Judge don't be foolish He did not change from the promise.

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