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Measures of Time

A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.

(Isaiah 60:22 KJV)


Man's Attempt Through the Ages.

One of the chief arguments against the big bang theory is time difference of one of God's day in the Bible and the way man measures time. Sun dials, water clocks and atomic clocks are some of the ways man measures time. Each method aims for precision according to the movement of our planet.

Bible Timeline The Bible was written using a specific calendar. That calendar is not used anywhere in the world today. Its structure defines how God counts days, months, years and larger quantities of time. When God says 1000 years are as a day, he means 1000 years on his calendar.

Bible Prophecy Calendar How the calendar is figured out in the Bible.

Calendars through the Ages covers ancient calendars and the new ones; including Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Chinese, and Mayan.


Do you know the time when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears fawns?

Can you number the months that they fulfill? Or do you know the time when they give birth?

They bow themselves, they bring forth their young, they end their labor pains.

Their young ones become strong. They grow up in the open field. They go forth, and don't return again.

(Job 39:1-4 HNV)


Reconciling Science with God

Here are some links to some compelling arguments to reconcile the deviation between how humans keep track of time and how God does.

Bible Geology by Dave Mathews. "Science does not have to agree with the Scriptures because the Scriptures do not speak in a scientific manner concerning any subject."

Distant starlight and Genesis: conventions of time measurement by Robert Newton.

Essays on Faith and Life No One is Perfect but God is Working on it "In an effort to understand time and space, it is almost unconceivable as to the ends of the universe. Certainly, as God himself is at the very making of the universe, he exists in the realms of the infinite and the timeless."

Genesis 1: The Evolution vs. Creation Controversy by the Worldwide Church of God favors a non-literal interpetatation.

God's Time and Eternity by William Lane Craig."God ought to be considered as timeless sans creation and temporal subsequent to creation."

Time, Gods Time, Time Functions in the Bible from Aaron C Ministries -- Newsletter number 16 "God's perspective is from outside this universe."


Indeed, in your sight a thousand years are like a single day, like yesterday-already past- like an hour in the night.

You sweep mortals away. They are a dream. They sprout again in the morning like cut grass.

In the morning they blossom and sprout. In the evening they wither and dry up.

(Psalm 90:4-7 Gods Word)

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But don't forget this one thing, beloved, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

(2 Peter 3:8 HNV)