I've been looking at some of your religious posts and noticing how you perceive the Bible. So when it comes to the bible do you take it more literally in regards to creation in that you believe the earth was created in 6 days and the universe is 6000 years old? Or are you an old earth creationist and believe in billions of years and that the bible was more metaphorical in certain senses? I personally feel you can believe in either. I lean towards old earth though. What do you think?
A day in heaven is longer than a day on Earth, remember, we tell time by how Earth turns on it’s axis. Heaven is, if not in another dimension, at least in another point of space.
So you think the verse was talking about the “Heaven Time Zone”? I’m not disagreeing, I just never heard it phrased that way before. It’s interesting.
Sorry to butt in on the conversation, but I have some words about this. I agree than time in Heaven and Earth are different, but we have to be careful when using this theory to explain the Bible.
I’ve heard equestrianrepublican’s point of view before, based on this verse:
2 Peter 3:8 “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.”
But this verse is talking about being patient and trusting God to keep His promises, as well as attesting to His infinity-ness. (Personally, I think God exists in all time and space at the same time, so time is completely fluid to Him.)
My Bible, which is an archaeological Bible, has a note in Genesis 1 that says the language used in Genesis does not give any indication of being anything other than literal. Moses, the author of Genesis, doesn’t use metaphor in his writing, so to infer he would use it here is a stretch.
As far as “old” Earth or “new” Earth ideologies, I don’t think it’s faith-breaking which one you believe, as long as you still believe God can do anything. However, to claim the “old” Earth hypothesis because one doesn’t believe God can create the Earth in 6 days is dangerous from a Christian standpoint. Personally, I think God created the world in 6 days, but how long Adam and Eve stayed in the Garden is unknown. It could have been millennia before they ate from the tree and were banished.
PS There is no night in Heaven (Revelation 22:5), so I would propose there is no time as we know it in Heaven at all.
An observation illustration based on a photo I took in Arkansas. The bear I added in lieu of a trail of hikers. :D
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I’m trapped in an abusive relationship. I.e., this child screams at me constantly and won’t let anyone take care of him except me. TT.TT
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I know you're sick of this, but just so you know, no one "looted" the McDonald's in Ferguson. The window was already broken, and peaceful protesters ran inside and stole a bottle of milk to flush tear gas out of a woman's eyes. There are photos of this event happening. The protests aren't riots, and tear gas and "rubber bullets", both of which have extremely misleading names, are not appropriate ways to deal with them.
According to the Washington Post, a FOX interview with a protestor, and KSDK, a Quicktrip and a Walmart were looted, and that’s just from the first 3 results I get by googling “looting in Ferguson.”
I’m not saying the protestors are the ones doing the looting (though the interview on FOX would suggest at least some are), but it’s definitely happening.
From what I understand, though, the protests and the looting are two different events going on in Ferguson. Perhaps the people of Ferguson would see a lot less police presence if the looting stopped. Who knows, maybe there wouldn’t be such a militant presence at all if the looting hadn’t begun the same night as the protests. (Or maybe there would, I don’t have knowledge of police/civilian relations before this incident.)
So I agree with you, the police should not be using force on peaceful protestors, but I can see them being justified to stop looters and thieves.
I’m going to say… all of the above. Less the Yu-gi-oh cards, but I could always sell them.