FIRST POSTED ON 1 OCTOBER 2018.
Shalom Aleichem and welcome to my Shabbat blog!
We believe that the 7 Days of Creation refer to 7 Millennia (or 7,000 years) of world history, as determined by the chronology of people and events in the Bible.
There is a strong biblical basis for this - the Apostle Peter in 2 Pet 3:8 reminded believers “do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” The Psalmist in Psalm 90:4 said, “For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it is past, and like a watch in the night.” Most importantly, it explains Christ’s Millennial or 1,000-year rule and how the 7th Day of Creation, when God rested in the original Creation account, points to this period when Creation will finally receive its earthly rest.
There is a clear parallel in the Bible between a day in the original Creation Account and each 1000-year period of world history. We will see as we go along how key events that characterise each Day of Creation fit into this seven thousand-year historical framework.
For this reason also, the question is not whether the world was created in 7 literal days as Creationists believe or had evolved over billions of years according to Evolutionists. All these arguments still function within a narrow viewpoint of the world ruled only by Chronos.
As we saw in our earlier sessions, the Creation Account was given to help us understand God’s concept of time and eternity, to recognise the signs when He will act in His Kairos to bring about His eternal will, and to hear His Rhema for His people - in other words, to help us understand the times as they relate to God’s eternal will and know what we should do.
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