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You say Science and Scripture which go the same way and will not contradict, but science says that the world is 85 billion of years old? Either science should be true or the Bible.2. You say Bible should be taken literally, but Peter in his epistle says 1 day is 1000 years for the Lord and 1000 years is one day for the Lord.
I Timothy 6:20,21 says, "O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and OPPOSITIONS OF SCIENCE FALSELY SO CALLED: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen."You will notice that the Bible says that there will be oppositions of science that are falsely so called; that is, they are false oppositions. Even many unbelieving scientists are now saying that evolution is not true. They are not ready to repent of their sin and receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, but they are honest enough to admit that evolution has been taught as a fact for far too long, when there is absolutely no proof for it. It is evolution that said it would take millions and billions of years to form everything, but if evolution is false (and it is), then there is no need for those millions of years. Many things right in our universe prove that it is not millions of years old. At the rate the sun is decreasing in size, if you go backwards with that, the earth would have been scorched less than the millions and billions of years ago, killing out the life forms that would have had to be living and evolving at that point. Take also the matter of the dust on the moon. When NASA first sent a lunar lander down to the surface of the moon, it had very large landing pods on it. Why? Because they knew that dust from space was settling on the moon, and when they factored out that into millions of years, they were concerned that the lunar lander might sink right out of sight in all that dust. Well, if you have seen footprints of the astronauts on the moon, you will see that the dust is not very deep at all. It is the exact depth that it should be for about 6,000 years worth of dust settling which is the age of the earth from the Biblical record. There are many, many proofs for the earth being about 6,000 years old. As to your question about II Peter 3:8, please consider the whole chapter. "This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen." The passage above is clearly teaching that time is not really a factor to God, because He is eternal. You misquoted the verse by saying "one day IS a thousand years, and a thousand years IS one day. The Bible says, "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord AS a thousand years, and a thousand years AS one day. The Bible is making a comparison between a thousand years and one day. It is not saying that they are one in the same. The point is that God is very patient and longsuffering, and He wants you to repent of your sins and receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior.
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