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Genesis 2 indicates that on the 7th day after creation God rested.

Genesis 2:1-3 NIV

1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.

2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.

Is there any indication that he has created anything since then? Will he create again?

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This depends a lot on your interpretation of "create," as well as "day."

As my answer to another question explains, some believe the seventh day has not yet ended. If you take this view, the answer to your question might be "no, God has not created anything since the seventh day, because nothing has happened since the seventh day." I think that probably misses the real point of your question, though... I think you're really asking, did creation end after the sixth day.

If you hold to the views of most old earth creationist, the substance of the universe was created instantaneously at the event of the Big Bang. Since then, God has created various life forms, humans being the last one mentioned on the sixth creation "day."

Clearly God has caused certain things (both physical, and non-physical things) to come into existence after the end of the sixth day. Many people have been born, new rivers have formed, the Church was created (a non-physical thing), etc. It's even possible/likely that micro-evolution has occurred (although there is debate whether the result can be considered new species or not). Would you consider that to be "creation?"

The view I would hold is that after the 6th day, God ceased to create new species of plants and animals.

However, this is hard to prove scientifically, because not enough time has passed since the end of the 6th day (possibly as much as 10,000 years, depending on your estimates). And according to geologists, the fossil record goes back hundreds of millions of years. There simply aren't enough data points in the last 10,000 years to prove that life isn't continuing to be "created."

So in a nutshell... without further clarification in your question, I think the answer is "It's impossible to say."

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There have been scientifically observed instances of speciation (talkorigins.org/faqs/faq-speciation.html gives one discussion) whether or not the church recognizes them. –  AdamRedwine Sep 7 '11 at 21:32
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@AdamRedwine: Right, I realize there have been claims along those lines--but many try to refute them. My purpose here is not to weigh in on either side of that debate. –  Flimzy Sep 7 '11 at 21:53
    
@AdamRedwine For a minute there I thought you said "There have been scientifically observed instances of speculation"! I laughed and thought, "Isn't that the truth!" –  Jas 3.1 Jun 22 '13 at 0:13
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Yes, He will create a New Heaven and a New Earth. He will recreate everything!

Revelation 21:1-5 emphasis mine

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

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Ah, I had forgotten about the second part of my question. Thanks! –  a_hardin Sep 16 '11 at 13:15
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How did I forget about that? –  Narnian Feb 12 '13 at 18:20
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There are instances where God created a few things, but nothing like the original creation.

He created the languages at the Tower of Babel. He created the manna in the desert, along with the cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night. He created food for 5,000+ from a small lunch.

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God created man. As it turns out, babies are created every single day.

So yeah, I'd say God is still creating things.

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lol... sarcastic, but worth considering. +1 –  Jas 3.1 Jun 22 '13 at 0:14
    
@Jas3.1 It does kind of sound sarcastic, I guess. :) My opinion is that because of this, we're actually still in the "sixth day" of Creation. Man is still being created, thus His labor hasn't yet finished. –  Dave DeLong Jun 22 '13 at 0:51
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No, everyone and everything that was created, was created in the first 6 days of creation.

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

all the host of the heavens (angels) all the host of the earth (man's)

thats right we were created outside of time and placed in time at our proper time. we were created and forknew by God and we are eternal -- thats why death never ends for the lost.

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Ephesians 1:4 (KJV)

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Can you support your assertion that everything was created in the first six days with Scripture references? I'm sure you can, but if they are not listed, this appears to be just an opinion. –  Narnian Jun 20 '13 at 18:19
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There is the theological opinion, that human soul is created by God from nothing every time when new man appears. The first time this view was expressed by Saint Irenaeus. So, the answer to your question might be yes.

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The Talmud teaches that the act of creation is ongoing and is continued through the actions of God's creatures. Unlike the Christian OT, Talmud reads "When God began the creation ... " When God rested, man took over the management of God's world. God inspires individuals to create things, processes, art, and to create a better World, according to God's plan. Human beings are the hands and eyes of God, doing things that God dreams of. He is the architect, and we are the builders. In Talmud, Torah is the blueprint for the creation (the tree of life, in gan eden), and Torah is the blueprint that is re-examined anew with every generation to create things necessary.

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