Skip to comments.Everything that is was created 6,010 years ago TODAY!
Posted on 10/23/2007 3:07:36 PM PDT by balch3
How old is the world?
Most people would say: "Nobody knows."
But the author of the book frequently described as the greatest history book ever written, said the world was created Oct. 23, 4004 B.C. making it exactly 6,010 today.
In the 1650s, an Anglican bishop named James Ussher published his "Annals of the World," subtitled, "The Origin of Time, and Continued to the Beginning of the Emperor Vespasian's Reign and the Total Destruction and Abolition of the Temple and Commonwealth of the Jews." First published in Latin, it consisted of more than 1,600 pages.
The book, now published in English for the first time, is a favorite of homeschoolers and those who take ancient history seriously. It's the history of the world from the Garden of Eden to the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70.
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Of course, there will be those who disagree with Ussher's calculations of time especially evolutionists who need billions of years to explain their theory of
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Same literary device. The scripture uses metaphors too.
Sounds good to me. The less I know the more I don’t know.
In the film One Million BC , Raquel Welsh was chased by dinosaurs. If that aint proof, what is?
Only if that day was Rosh Hashanah. shalom b'shem Yah'shua
Actually, I think the estimate is about 16-17 billion years
I guess this means that it took 6 thousand years for Him to create Everything, He rested on the 7th. Then we have 6010 more years of human history (six more of his days). Since we’re now 10 years into day 7, He must be resting again.
Let’s hear it for the working man!!
Ah, no. As in, completely, 100% wrong.
Hah! Superman’s got that beat. He didn’t just speed up time by spinning the Earth faster, He turned back time by spinning the Earth backward!
In what way? Please enlighten me ... with the one photon there is.
I’ve got an old family Bible from the 1800’s, written in English. It does have dates in the margin, with Genesis starting in 4004 B.C. There is no day however. It has Chapter 2 of Matthew being 4 B.C. — again no day. The Crucifixion is set in A.D. 33.
I don’t see that it is an Ussher Bible though.
I've always read "22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elects sake those days shall be shortened", meaning not that the individual days would be shortened, but that if it weren't for Christ coming back when he does, calling a halt to the natural outcome, everyone would perish.
That is how I've always read it. I haven't studied the passage in actual Greek or Hebrew, so I don't know what actual words are used, which could reveal what was really intended.
Translations from Greek or Hebrew to English, can be so lacking at times.
I don’t believe this is metaphorical. Rather it attests to the fact that God is transcendent. He exists outside of time and space, therefore, since he created time it has no constraining influence upon Him. As a matter of fact, in Revelation where John states that he was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day many believe that refers not to Sunday which was not referred to as the Lord’s Day until a couple hundred years after John wrote, rather it refers to the “Day of the Lord”, the most commonly used prophetic term in all of Scripture. John was literally transported forward in time and viewed those events which have not yet occurred in our space-time continuum as they were occurring.
Don't tell Ken Ham that. Screws with his whole Genesis theory.
Yes, but Khan will steal Genesis unless you speak in coded transmission where hours may seem like days . . .
16 hour days would not make the year shorter. A year is the time it takes the earth to orbit the sun. All 16 hour days would mean is that a year would be roughly 548 days long.
Im sorry but I dont believe any of it. I believe in scientific evidence, anything else is open to interpretation. The bible can say anything you want it to say, especially when it comes to the creation of the universe.
I have a question then. According to the Bible, people used to live to be hundreds of years old, especially Methuselah. Are those ages also subject to interpretation? After all, scientists don’t believe it is possible for man to live that long.
To me it indicates that the physical conditions of those times were very different than today.
"Matthew 24: 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elects sake those days shall be shortened"
"Isaiah 24:20: The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard."
"Revelation 8:12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise."
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Looks like the first (ex nihilo) stoichiometry problem. Wait... isn't that an oxymoron? And why is The Far Side coming to mind?
What in God's great Book is your source for that?
And on the 7th day, the 7th 1000 year period, we get our rest, when Lord Jesus returns.
Again, is there a source for this, or is it sheer speculation?
I suspect we are very close to our 6000th year, but not quite.
Taking the scriptural genealogies at face value, we're at least at 6,110 years, plus fractions of years (unless everyone had kids exactly on their birthdays).
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 Gods reckoning.
Thus demonstrating the fallacy of your entire idea.
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.
That's a truly bizarre interpretation.
Oh well, in a couple hundred more years all this end-times hysteria might fade away (although I doubt it). It's the Christian version of eco-alarmism: it's all going to happen, just around the corner. Except it never does...although to be precise, it once did, in 70 AD.
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