If you have applied Peter correctly, then I don't have to take anything in the Bible literally.[/color]
You have much to learn...
I have applied it correctly and the days of creation I showed you the context how they are not thousand year days.
Is there anything else you need to learn about the Bible?
And I showed you that "at hand" in Ezekiel 12:21-28 means "in YOUR days." Then I showed you that Jesus used the expression saying, "He who betrays Me is AT HAND." Then I asked you to show from scripture when this meaning of "at hand" changed. Where in scripture did "at hand" start to mean what you say it means?
You said that Peter said that one day to the Lord IS a thousand years. He did NOT say that. He said that one day to the Lord is AS a thousand years. Therefore, the six days of creation were AS a thousand years to the Lord but six literal days to us. Consequently, THE EXPRESSION "at hand" may be AS a very long time to the Lord but to us it means "NOW." God told Israel that "at hand" meant "in YOUR days." Jesus said, He who betrays Me is "at hand." So to GOD'S PEOPLE "at hand" means exactly what it says.
BTW, I was studying the Bible when you were still eating baby food!
I doubt that!
JohndB70X7 <---- 51 years old.
Saved age 6 (1967)
Serious student of the Bible since 1987
I graduated from Bible College long before 1987. Then I graduated from a second Bible College after that. Then I attended Seminary after that.
I thought I saw a post inwhich you asked where the old testament scriptures taught the resurrection and a babe in Christ had to show you. So much for your claims.
Now please answer my post immediately above and my question: When did the expression "at hand" change in meaning?
And you still haven't learned apparently that God can use a shepherd in the field with the Holy Spirit tutelage to confound scholars of your level and much farther beyond.
You don't impress me one wit because you buy into a heresy (Preterism) and you try to brow beat your opponents like some cyber bully. I enjoy showing you up immensely.
I told you when the meaning of at hand changed but you won't listen to the testimony of scripture when I said at hand to God is much longer than at hand to man.
2 Peter 3:8 (KJV)
8 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.
10,000 x 10,000 of you and your years of so called experience doesn't amount to a drop of water in hell if you reject the scriptures and their meaning.