It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 13)

However, the Bible reveals that God provides food for the predator, · “…young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God.” Psalm 104:21 (NIV)· “Who provides for the raven its prey when its young ones cry to God for help and wander about for lack of food?” Job 38:41 (ESV)If the Bible acknowledges … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 13)

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 7)

There is a word missing both in the English and Hebrew:Perfect.The translation of perfect is not present in any of the uses of towb and m’od. Some interpreters would call the creation perfect because of other Scripture passages that describe God’s work. However, we have to look at what the Hebrew words actually mean here.We … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 7)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 6)

What does it mean for the creation to be “good” and “very good?”According to the Hebrew lexicon, “good” in Genesis 1 is translated by the Hebrew word towb (2896). In verse 31, the descriptive term “very,” in Hebrew m’od (3966), is added.The word towb is defined as “good, pleasant, appropriate, morally good, or valuable in … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 6)

Book Review: Improbable Planet, by Dr. Hugh Ross

Disclaimer: Although I am affiliated with Reasons To Believe as a member and Chapter officer, I purchased this book on my own and did not receive it as a review copy.One form of the design argument for God’s existence says,1. The design in nature is the product of chance, necessity, or design.2. It is not … Continue reading Book Review: Improbable Planet, by Dr. Hugh Ross

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 5)

THE FIRST MAJOR QUESTION: What does special and general revelation tell us about the world and death before the Fall?If we look at the primary creation passage, Genesis 1, we can see several things about God’s creation.First, the Genesis account gives us the ability to interpret the age of the Earth as being old. The … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 5)