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Are we still in the 6th day of creation?

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by AppleCider, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. AppleCider

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  2. ViaCrucis

    ViaCrucis Evangelical Catholic of the Augsburg Confession

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    The 8th day of creation.

    The Church has confessed, since ancient times, that the day Christ rose from the dead is the beginning of the 8th day, the the never-ending day, new creation. Which is why one will often find the Lord's Day, or the first day of the week or Sunday, being referred to as the 8th day.

    The number 8 had some significance in Judaism, for example Jewish male children were circumcised on the 8th day, it was also important in the Jewish feasts. Then for Christians, Christ rose from the dead on the day after the Sabbath, bringing something new to the world. St. Paul describes our Baptism as a spiritual circumcision, a circumcision "made without hands" in which we were buried with Christ and then rose with Christ. We are described as being a new creation in Christ in Scripture.

    All of these themes came together as Christians spoke of the importance of the 8th day of creation, the day Christ rose from the dead, the new dawn in which there is no more night--the Day has come, there is life everlasting, the old things have come to their conclusion, and God is making all things new. What He began with Christ's resurrection, He continues even now in giving us life through faith and through the preaching of the Gospel, and in the end will bring renewal to all things, a new heavens and a new earth, the former things being gone, behold the new has come. And this Day shall never end, for there is no need for sun or moon, for the very Light of God fills all things.

    It is the 8th day in which we live. The day of new creation in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and of life everlasting even into the ages of ages, forever and ever.

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  3. public hermit

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    I have some sympathies with this view of the seven days. It also reminds me of the tendency in the early church to speak of the Lord's Day as the "eighth day" of creation, or pointing towards the new creation brought about by Christ's resurrection (fully realized at the consummation).

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    The Eighth Day
     
  4. public hermit

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    You beat me to it. And, with a much better offering. :)
     
  5. Carl Emerson

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    We are invited to enter into His Sabbath rest.

    Heb 4: 9So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. 10For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. 11Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.

    This to me suggests we join with Him in the Seventh day of creation.
     
  6. eleos1954

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    He says He is going to create a NEW heavens and earth ... and the old passes/passed away.

    He is restoring His relationship with mankind (those receiving Him) after much happens He will make a NEW heavens and earth and the saved will inherit it and live on it.

    In Genesis He created everything perfect and good and sealed His original 6 day creation with His Sabbath (rested from His complete creation work). Then sin entered the world through satan and tainted His original perfect creation(s) ... including mankind.

    so .. no ... biblically your thinking is in error.
     
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