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)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 21)

The Tree of Life is also present in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2:9). The result of taking fruit would be to “live forever” (Gen. 3:22). Given what had just happened, if man took from that fruit and lived forever, he would be in a constant state of rebellion against God.Therefore, the man and the … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 21)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 20)

The penalty of death that God promised did come. This was the single biggest change to happen by the introduction of sin.Adam and Eve did not die immediately after eating the fruit.Their initial response after eating the fruit was an awareness of their nakedness, personal shame, and an attempt to cover their bodies and hide … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 20)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 19)

God pronounced penalties to man’s disobedience which brought about more changes to the way man lived and which continue to this day.The woman was to experience more pain during childbirth (Gen. 3:16). The man was to experience more toil in making a living from the ground (Gen. 3:17-19). It is also interesting and significant to … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 19)