Dearest hijas and hijo (welcome to the family mi hijo),
Following on from my last post, I wish to proffer for your consideration, the title of this new post. We can turn it around and make it a question if you like, “Did Jesus Create the Geologic Column, or did He not?”
From Scripture, we know that Jesus, as God Himself, the 2nd person of the Godhead, was the agent in creation:
All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being (John 1:3).
For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things have been created by Him and for Him (Col. 1:16).
God after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom He also made the world (Heb. 1:1-2).
If Christ as God, was creating the biodiversity of life throughout the geologic column as seen in the above graphic, then Christ was responsible and accountable as Creator for those dead things we find in the rocks during those particular periods and epochs, is he not?
Look at the five mass extinction events in red; (1) at the beginning of the Silurian, (2) the end of the Devonian, (3) at the end of the Permian and beginning of the Triassic, (4) the end of the Triassic, and (5) the end of the Cretaceous. There is even a 6th extinction event during the Pleistocene epoch where the chart says “Extinction of large mammals and birds”.
Is Christ then not responsible for these mass extinctions? Is he not then accountable in His act of creating, for wiping out millions of creatures that He Himself just brought into existence? Was He not omnipotent enough to create perfectly, without this seemingly haphazard trial and error?
Look at the very top of the chart. What does it say under ‘Life Forms’? It says ‘Modern Humans’, does it not, during the Holocene epoch, supposedly 0.01 mya (millions of years ago). Those of our ancestors who look like you and I didn’t come on the scene until the very end. Why is that important? Stay tuned…
With all my love,
Vaya con Dios, mis ninos!