Creation and "creation"
Speaking of the "creation" (ie, in Gen 1-3), and the whole
"creation" being made subject to "vanity", "futility", etc (Rom 8)....
Have you ever looked at how that Greek word "ktisis" (or
something like that) -- translated "creation" and similarly -- is used in the
NT? It seems almost every time to be speaking of God's spiritual "creation"...
Look at all the passages together, and see if that isn't so.
The NT emphasis upon an ongoing, "spiritual", "typical"
creation over the past 6,000 years (or whatever) is telling us, it seems... that
God's "creative" work has never really ceased, and that His work as outlined in
Gen 1-3 is a prophetic type of His continuing work in and with the people of the
world today, who are the "clay" out of which He continues to create, every day,
new individual features of His spiritual (and ultimately eternal)
"For God, who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' made his light shine in
our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face
of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this
all-surpassing power is from God and not from us" (2Co
"Thou whose Almighty Word
Chaos and darkness heard,
And took their flight.
Hear now, we humbly pray,
And where Thy gospel day
Sheds not its glorious ray,
'Let there be light!' "