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 the issue can be boiled down to two questions:
- When animals killed each other before man’s Fall, was it an act of evil?
- Was it a sin?
Next Week: Sin