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Judgment Day! In the Bible a Day is Often NOT a 24 Hour Day

Chris McCann
December 1, 2017

#129 Judgment Day! In the Bible ...

Some people may have difficulty grabbing a hold of the idea that "Judgment Day" is in actuality a time period longer than a single day.

However, keep in mind that God uses various time language in the Bible and constantly has periods of time represent other longer periods of time. For example:

about ½ hour (Rev. 8:1) = 2300 evening mornings (first part of the Great Tribulation period)

1 hour (Matthew 20:9-12) = 23 year Great Tribulation period

The day God created the world (Gen. 2:4) = 6 days

The Day of Salvation = at least from 33 AD until May 21, 2011 AD (1,978 years)

Day of Temptation in the Wilderness (Heb. 4:8,9) = 40 years

3½  days (Rev. 11:9-11) = 2300 evening mornings/first part Great Tribulation

1,260 days (Rev. 12:6) = entire N.T. Church Age of 1955 years

1,000 years (Revelation 20:1-4) = 1955 years of the Church Age/ 33 AD to 1988 AD

This is only a partial list. In fact, it is rare when God gives a literal time period in the Bible. Previously, we thought that the Day of Judgment would be a prolonged time period of 5 months. Although we were wrong about the duration we were correct in understanding that Judgment Day is a period of time much longer than an actual day.

Presently, Biblical evidence points to a 23 year (inclusive) long extended Judgment Day period.

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