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Genesis 2:1-3 ESV

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

This day is not like the other days. At the end of the previous days the Scripture says, “And the evening and the morning were the _________ day.” The passage on the seventh day lacks this phrase because the seventh day never ended. (By the way, this supports the argument in favor of Day-Age Creationism. If the seventh day has not ended, it is clearly longer than 24 hours.)

We are in the seventh day, in which God is resting from the work of creation.

This is not to say that He’s a distant, do-nothing, deist Creator. He’s resting from the act of creating.

He created man in His image and gave him dominion over the earth so that man could steward the Earth and He would not have to intervene. As long as humans kept the earth running smoothly He could visit them every day and simply fellowship with them. He wouldn’t have to intervene in the affairs of earth.

Of course, the first man and woman screwed all that up. Even if one does not believe in the Genesis account (as I do), one would have to be a blithering idiot to deny that this world is messed up, and humanity has messed it up. Real evil exists, and humans are evil.

+Jared+

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