It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 12)

We must ask ourselves what is sin?In the Bible, sin takes the meaning of “violating of the law of God,” “breaking covenant with God,” and “willful and prideful rebellion against God.” Can an animal violate God’s law? Can an animal break the covenant made with God? Does an animal engage in prideful rebellion against God? … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 12)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 11)

What does all this mean? How do we evaluate and integrate this evidence into a coherent whole? I have to say that this task requires objectivity. Objectivity requires us to follow the evidence where it leads.The controversy between Young-Earth and Old-Earth Creationists seems to focus on the issue of death before Adam’s Fall. I think … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 11)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 10)

show up in the fossil record were built to eat plants.Other animals were built to consume those plant eaters. Teeth and claws show us they were efficient killing machines.Not only could death come at the jaws of a predator, but there have been mass extinction events in which objects from space have crashed into earth, … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 10)

Questions from the Grab Bag 2019 #1

J. in Shreveport, asks:“I saw a website recently which said that we should reject the writings of Paul as being contradictory to the teachings of Jesus in the Gospels. What do you think?Mark Riser – Apologist, replies: That’s a very interesting question, J.The website in question “argues the inspired New Testament consists of Jesus’ words … Continue reading Questions from the Grab Bag 2019 #1