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Here is how I break down 2 Peter 3:8
1: The context says that people claim that all things continue as they have since creation.There is nothing in the context of this passage that ties verse 8 to the days of creation.
2: The context is dealing with the Lord's second coming, and that God is not slow in returning - verse 9.
3: The verse negates itself as a proof text for being a commentary on creation, because as noted "a day is like a thousand years, and thousand years is as a day," so it cancels itself out.
4: God is not effected by time nor does He exist within time. God is eternal and exists outside of time, and created time for His creation. Peter gives a paraphrase of Ps.90:4 where the Psalmist gives the comparison of 1000 years is to yesterday, or already past, or the watch in the night which would have been 3 hours. So we should not expect God to do things on our time basis.
5: Even if you were to accept the incorrect application of this verse to say a day is a thousand years, that doesn't provide the time frame that old earth creationists say or expect which is 10-14 Billion years. So each day needs to cover at least 1.43 to 2 Billion years per day. I haven't seen any scriptures that say, "a day is like 2 Billion years and 2 Billion years are as a day."
6: If we have an ALL POWERFUL GOD, and we do, than He could create in 6 seconds, 6 minutes, 6 hours or even 1 day if He chose to do so. Which incidentally is what they tried to argue in the days of Martin Luther, his response was. "When Moses writes that God created Heaven and Earth and whatever is in them in six days, then let this period continue to have been six days, and do not venture to devise any comment according to which six days were one day. But, if you cannot understand how this could have been done in six days, then grant the Holy Spirit the honor of being more learned than you are. For you are to deal with Scripture in such a way that you bear in mind that God Himself says what is written."
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