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Dear Gramps,

Today many of us were talking about what Heavenly Fathers time table is, some said that 70 years of our life is like one hour of time to him. Do we have any idea at all what a typical mortal life is like in his time, has anything been written on it? Do we know what we could compare a season too?

Dear Andie,

Joseph Smith in D&C 130: 4-5,  indicated that the reckoning of time is according to the planet on which we reside, and that applies to God as well.

The Lord’s reckoning of time in comparison to ours is given in Abraham 3:  4 And the Lord said unto me, by the Urim and Thummim, that Kolob was after the manner of the Lord, according to its times and seasons in the revolutions thereof; that one revolution was a day unto the Lord, after his manner of reckoning, it being one thousand years according to the time appointed unto that whereon thou standest. This is the reckoning of the Lord’s time, according to the reckoning of Kolob.  The relationship of one of the Lord’s days to 1000 of our years is also given in 2 Peter 3:8

If  we assume the Lord’s day has 24 hours, then one hour of the Lord’s time is like 41.67 of our years. 1,000/24=41.667) This is a major assumption because we have not been told how many hours there are in the Lord’s day.

Based on the above relationship, many people have indicated that the Lord created the earth and its inhabitants in six thousand of our years or in six of his days.

A season as spoken of in the scriptures normally means a period of time in which particular events are to occur.  I am not aware that any relationship to our reckoning of time, i.e. hours, days, or years, has been given for a season.


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