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Created and Made

"And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it: because that in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made" (Genesis 2:3).

This key verse reveals several facts against the notion of evolution. In the first place, it notes that God "rested on the seventh day" (Genesis 2:2) from "all" His work on the six days of Creation Week. He "rested" -- not "is resting." Advocates of the day/age theory claim, however, that He is still resting, thus suggesting that all the creation "days" were long periods of time. His "resting" was followed by the great works of "upholding" (Hebrews 11:3) and redemption (John 5:17), but the creating and resting are finished.

Secondly, He "sanctified" the seventh day; referring to the "very good" world He had just finished (Genesis 1:31). Such a blessing certainly could not apply to the present "day" of sin and death. Furthermore, it noted that "the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them" (Genesis 2:1). Thus the principle of uniformitarianism cannot be extended into the creation period. Present process rates (sedimentation, radioactive decay, etc.) do not apply even into the pre-flood period.

Finally it stresses that "create" and "make" are not the same, because God rested from both actions. The next verse tells us of both "the heavens and of the earth when they were created" and also "the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens" (v.4).

The difference is that only God can create (that is call into existence by His own word) but man as well as God can make (that is, organize and form complex systems from existing materials). God created the space/mass/time cosmos, but later "made" the stars (Genesis 1:1,16). Likewise "God created man in His own image" and He also "formed man of the dust of the ground" (Genesis 1:27; 2:7). HMM

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