It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 4)

So far, we’ve seen that the issue of death before Adam’s sin is a vexing issue among Christians. Well-meaning Christians have taken sides on the issue. Some have generated heat rather than light.However, there is light that can help us move to a resolution of this issue.I believe dual revelation will help us answer the … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 4)

“Special Revelation” in 408 Characters

Special revelation is the knowledge of the existence of God, His qualities and attributes, His will and plan for mankind, and the existence of moral values through such supernatural means as direct communication, miracles, and the Bible. The fullest expression of special revelation is through the incarnation of Jesus Christ.In contrast to general revelation, the … Continue reading “Special Revelation” in 408 Characters

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 3)

Between the two views of Young-Earth and Old-Earth creationism, we have divergent views of the issue of death before and after the Fall of man. This issue touches on the nature and goodness of God, the problem of evil, the nature of death, and the atoning work of Jesus.It is an issue that Christians should … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 3)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 2)

Christians see this record in nature as well. Some recoil from it. Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, a leading Young-Earth creationist organization says,“As soon as one allows for millions of years, one has to accept death, bloodshed, disease, and suffering before sin, since the millions of years are invariably applied to the fossil … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 2)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 1)

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, in his long poem In Memoriam A.H.H. (1850), gave a description of the natural order,Tho’ Nature, red in tooth and clawWith ravine, shriek’d against his creedTennyson used this phrase “red in tooth and claw” to describe the dilemma between the apparent callousness of the natural realm versus the love embodied in the … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 1)