Sunday, 21 October 2012

death before the sin of Adam and Eve

I read your article in the Saturday Evening Post Sept/Oct 2011 entitled 'God vs. Science.'

You were quoted as saying about death before the sin of Adam and Eve, "It may not be in the Bible, but the evidence is everywhere else."

I would sincerely be interested in hearing more about this evidence, and look forward to hearing from you at your convenience.

Response: Not only are there many fossils which clearly pre-date the first hominids, but we are now beginning to understand enough about biology to see the wonderful way in which God has created us “from the dust of the earth” in a bit more detail, and to see that physical death is an essential part of the way in which we come into being with the capacity to be free to choose to love.

Of course spiritual death is another matter. The adverse spiritual effects of death are indeed a function of sin and our turning away from God.  As always, the Bible considers spiritual reality to be the most important, and speaks of spiritual truths, not scientific detail.

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