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 34)

Man’s sin problem and separation from God required a solution. That solution was a sacrifice by a Savior. Jesus Christ was uniquely qualified to be the once and for all sacrifice:· Because of His deity (John 1:1-3)· Because of His sinless nature (II Cor. 5:21)Man acted to bring to himself spiritual and physical death. God … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 34)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 33)

In his debate with William Lane Craig, atheist Christopher Hitchens questioned the timing of the incarnation of Christ. If humans have been around for thousands of years, Hitchens asserted, why did God take so long before sending Jesus Christ?Dr. Craig’s answer was interesting. Studies cited by Craig indicate that only 2% of the world’s population … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 33)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 31)

THE THIRD MAJOR QUESTION: Is there a solution?At this point in the Genesis account, the man and the woman have sinned and been thrown out of the Garden.The stakes for Adam, Eve, and their descendants were far-reaching, indeed. As the apostle Paul says,           Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 31)

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 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 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)