But, man received the provision of physical death instead. Ultimately, this provision is beneficial to mankind. As Hugh Ross explains,
For humans, God uses physical death as one tool for restraining the spread of evil. Wicked people are limited by physical death in the amount of malice and evil they can spread. They are also limited by death in the number of righteous people they can torture and kill. The Genesis Question (Ross, 2001).
Next Week: The ultimate benefit?