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Most Christians remember that Christ when on the cross said "It is Finished" !!

Also in his role as Creator ;
Col 1:15 Christ is the visible likeness of the invisible God.
   He is the first-born Son, superior to all created things.
Col 1:16 For through him God created everything in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen things, including spiritual powers, lords, rulers, and authorities.
   God created the whole universe through him and for him. (GNB)

His first "it is finished" we find in Genesis chapter 2 ;
Gen 2:1 And so the whole universe was completed.
Gen 2:2 By the seventh day God finished what he had been doing and stopped working.
Gen 2:3 He blessed the seventh day and set it apart as a special day, because by that day he had completed his creation and stopped working. (GNB)

But some creationists have theorized as follows; (from "Creation Worldview Ministries" @ http://www.creationworldview.org/articles_view.asp?id=51)
"Coal and oil are the obvious result of the activity of Noah's Flood. During the Flood of Noah (about 4,350 years ago) great amounts of superheated water came up out of the earth and mixed with the waters that were on the surface and those that rained down from above. In addition, the hot rock and hot ash from thousands of volcanoes was available to generate many layers of heated sedimentary materials. Ground makes a very good insulator capable of maintaining heat for long periods of time. At the beginning of the Flood thousands of volcanoes mowed down forests all over the world. Volcanic ash fell on top of huge floating log mats. When those log mats were buried in-between the heated sedimentary layers deposited by the Flood, coal and oil were formed in a short amount of time."
Problem: If the sedimentary layers and the coal and oil deposits were formed by the flood, then the surface of the earth was NOT totally finished at the end of day six, instead it was finished by the flood ??
See also "The Genesis Flood, Why the Bible Says it Must be Local"

Finished means Finished, 100% Finished !! Therefore, Finished means the surface of the Earth was completed by day seven, it had sedimentary material, fossils, coal, oil, limestone deposits, and aquifers as we know them today !

Vapor Canopy (from http://creationwiki.org/Canopy_theory ) The original canopy theory proposed the existence of a dense vapor canopy, which fell during the 40 day rain. While the existence of a vapor canopy remains theoretic, it is unquestionable that our world was tremendously affected by the flood, and the catastrophe resulted in or was caused by atmospheric changes. Some speculate that Genesis 1:6-7 is referring to a vapor canopy that collapsed during the flood, but beforehand protected the earth, providing atmospheric stability, and globally uniform temperatures that no longer exist.The planet would have been maintained not only at uniform temperatures but also at comfortable uniform humidities by means of daily local evaporation and condensation (like dew, or ground fog) in each day-night cycle. The combination of warm temperature and adequate moisture everywhere would be conducive later to extensive stands of lush vegetation all over the world, with no barren deserts or ice caps.

Finished means Finished, 100% Finished !! Therefore, Finished means the atmosphere by day seven had weather patterns as we know them today, from tropical to arctic, from rain forest to desert !
See also "The Water Vapor Canopy Theory, Why the Bible ( and Science ) Says it is False"

from http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/oect/prosecution-biblical-age

"From the Scriptures, we know that this carnivorous behavior among some animals must have come after sin, as a result of the Curse."

Finished means Finished, 100% Finished !! Therefore, Finished means the nature of carnivorous animals of prey and all living creatures were as we know them today by the end of day six !
See also "No Death Before the Fall - A Young Earth Problem"

from http://www.biblestudy.org/basicart/why-did-man-live-longer-before-flood-of-noah-than-after-it.html

"Why did people live longer BEFORE the Flood?
One of the most intriguing facts in the Bible is the immense life spans of the patriarchs before and just after the flood. Adam lived 930 years, Methuselah the longest lived of the patriarchs lived 969 years. Noah lived 950 years. Many scoffers state that these extended life spans are nothing more than myths and legends. They state that the figures given for the various ages of the patriarchs are fabricated. There are many factors that could account for the lowering of the life spans after the flood. The Bible states that the flood would not only destroy the land dwelling air breathing animals but it would also destroy the earth (Genesis 6:13; 9:11). After the flood the earth was completely different than the earth before. There were widespread global differences. These would include changes in the climate, composition of the atmosphere, hydrologic cycle, geologic features, cosmic radiation reaching the earth, ozone concentration, ultra violet light, background radiation, genetics, diet, and a host of other subtle and/or profound chemical and physiological changes. These changes caused a rapid decline of the longevity of post flood humanity."

Finished means Finished, 100% Finished !! Finished means the characteristics of the human body was set including the average lifespan of around 100 years, give or take a few, by the end of day six ! Since the Bible NO where totals the genealogies in Genesis chapter 5 and chapter 11, or says to total them, or never hints at how to total them, there has long been much discussion concerning the numbers and how to total them. The method which best fits the available archaeological data is the Patriarch-Age accounting method in which the total age number given for each patriarch is the length in which he and his offspring continued that patriarch's dynasty. The total numbers are 10,842 years for the Masoretic text and 12,028 years for the Septuagint text. But it is unknown if more names were purposely omitted as was Cainan after the flood from the Masoric text. So really these numbers just become a minimum and are not to be used for actual date setting! Using the archaeological dates for (a) the confusion of the languages between 9,000 to 10,000 years ago as the indo-european languages began to develop in Anatolia; (b) the origin of large scale farming at before 11,000 years ago, since Adam was a farmer; (c) the estimated time of the flood at 11,500; then the time of the garden of Eden and Adam is estimated at 14,000 to 15,000 years ago, coinciding with the period the scientists call the Bolling-Allerod interstadial (warm period) at the end of the Pleistocene age.

Conclusion: The proper understanding of "it is finished" eliminates the theories discussed above and other wild theories proposed concerning the creation !