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Author Topic:   Why, if god limited man's life to 120 years, did people live longer?
Raphael
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Message 109 of 230 (424874)
09-29-2007 4:05 AM
Reply to: Message 106 by ringo
08-12-2007 10:10 PM


In respone to you, Ringo, you are both right and wrong.The way you said it, you are wrong. God does view time differntly than humans, him being Immortal makes the way he sees amounts of time differntly,but you're right in the sense that, when God intrusted humans to write events that took place, the humans wrote in their time so 120 years would be 120 years not 400million years or whatever. There is a great difference between prophetic time and regular time,and,even though regular time makes more sense, prophetic time is used in the bible, especially in Daniel and Revelation.

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Raphael
Member (Idle past 580 days)
Posts: 173
From: Southern California, United States
Joined: 09-29-2007


Message 110 of 230 (424875)
09-29-2007 4:19 AM
Reply to: Message 109 by Raphael
09-29-2007 4:05 AM


The Version of the Bible you use can also make a large impact. The Clear Word says:
God saw this and said "more and more of my people are turning against me, the human body has become their god. My Holy Spirit will not work with them endlessly. I will give them one hundred and twenty years to change their ways." Genesis 6:3
By going off of this version of the Bible, and many others, you can see that God didn't mean lifespan when he was talking here, because, if that were true, Mathusala, Noah's grandfather, wouldn't have lived as long as he did. I'm not here to start a debate on Mathusala, but that is what it says in the Bible.
Edited by Raphael, : editing a word.

Why Are We so Simple-Minded?
I Know it's Easy to Deny the Truth.............Search Your Heart for What You Believe to be True. Then, Considering Your Morals, Decide if this, in Your Heart of Hearts, is What you Truly Believe.

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Raphael
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Message 115 of 230 (426444)
10-06-2007 6:41 PM
Reply to: Message 111 by ringo
09-29-2007 11:57 AM


No, I'm not. God is not limited, he can view time in any way he chooses to. It's just because he's been living for infinity its a little hard to see time in the same way as measly humans. I agree with your second point though, the bible would have to to be in a human perspetive of time for us to properly understand it. And, judging by the fact that the bible was written by humans,inspired by God, of course, they probably would write in a time-sense which was failiar to them.
Prophetic time is not an excuse to make prophecies look like they've been fulfilled. Prophetic time is used to determine certain future events, and anyone who can understand it, and there are many people who can, will know that almost every Prophecy in the bible has been fulfilled.

Why Are We so Simple-Minded?
I Know it's Easy to Deny the Truth.............Search Your Heart for What You Believe to be True. Then, Considering Your Morals, Decide if this, in Your Heart of Hearts, is What you Truly Believe.

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