This is my first post on this forum. Im from finland and english isn’t my first language, so don’t be to harsh on my writing. I’ll do my best
“The disconnect is huge and this illogical conclusion either smells of buying the beliefs of naturalism over the Judeo Christian worldview that God is Creator who did indeed create instantaneously kinds of plants and animals which is riddled throughout the Bible.”
My take on this subject is that the creationing is still happening. I’ll try to point the theology behind this.
Let’s look what Paul says first:
“3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.”
So all the God’s works were finished from the foundation of the world and God rested on the seventh day. But from our time bounded human point of view, the seventh day is yet to come. We have not entered in his rest yet.
Also Jesus said:
“17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work”
So again from our point of view God still works on his creationing, and the rest day is yet to come.
So i believe this means that every new species and “kinds” that is still evolving to this day, is still what genesis describes as God creating animals etc.
So my believe is that the six days described in genesis is not to take literally, but as a ongoing profecy, which started in the very beginning and continues to the last day(the seventh rest day).
So when Paul said that “his works were finished” i believe it means that there are really no randomness in the creation, alltough it appears so to us, because we see what is happening in the nature, but we can’t physically see that it’s God doing his work with natural laws. He saw every little detail of his creation(physical) and he spoke and it was done All is done from God’s point of view, but we still see it happening.
This imo doesn’t mean that human destinies is predestined, but that’s another subject.
Hopefully my text is understandable and the points makes any sense. Feel free to criticize my beliefs.