It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 41)

One way of describing this new creation comes to us from the Old Testament, The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them…Isaiah 11:6 (ESV)Even carnivorous activity will become … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 41)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 39)

And the special revelation gives us an answer.The apostle Paul says, For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 39)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 38)

THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION: Will death ever end?We’ve asked three questions about death before and after the Fall of man. Using evidence from special and general revelation, we have made several conclusions.· Animals died before the Fall of man, but had no connection to sin.· Man introduced himself to spiritual and physical death at the … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 38)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 37)

Some have used the fact of animal death before the Fall of man to cast doubt on God’s existence and His goodness. However, the possibility of the resources generated by that death allowing us to perform the Great Commission gives that death a morally acceptable reason.If we take the long view, the history seen in … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 37)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 36)

Death leaves things behind.  The bio matter left behind by animal death has given man several products. OilLimestoneNatural GasCoalMarbleMetal Ores These things enabled humans to build a high-tech civilization.  It is accurate to say that this has been a blessing and a curse.  However, one of the benefits of a high-tech civilization is the enhancement … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 36)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 28)

We do have windows into the past. Astronomy is also available to give a picture of past events. And we have already mentioned the fossil record. There is no time at which a change in the physical laws which governs the universe occurs. Astronomers do not see a time in which the Second Law of … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 28)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 26)

The evidence from special revelation thus far suggests other reasons why God created the universe.God made this universe because He wanted humans to exist (Gen. 1:26-27). God made this universe to show us our own human nature (Isa. 53:6a; 59:2). God made this universe for the conquest of evil (Job 19:25). Hugh Ross, Why The … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 26)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 24)

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 … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 24)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 23)

Given the physical processes that govern life and are “fixed” (Jer. 33:25), Adam and Eve would have grown old in their physical bodies even if they had not sinned.We can only speculate at this point, but access to the Tree of Life may have been a reward for faithful obedience at the end of their … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 23)