Science and Faith seem to be at odds again. Or are they?
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Dave: If scientists are right, and the Earth is old, would that mean there was
death before sin entered the world?
Jeff: Yeah, probably. But let’s read what the Bible says about death and sin – –
Genesis 2:17 says…
Dave: “you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for
when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
Jeff: Who dies? Humans! God says, “You” to Adam and Eve.
Dave: And in Romans 5:12 we read…
Jeff: “sin entered the world through one man… and in this way death came to all
Dave: To who? The Bible says… to people.
Jeff: We often think that all death was a result of our sin, but that’s not specifically
what the Bible teaches.
Dave: So, it’s not only possible, but Biblical that plants and animals could have
died before sin.
Jeff: If you want to study it yourself, check out the list of God’s curses after
Adam’s sin in Genesis 3 – you’ll find it interesting that nowhere in the list of curses does it list animal death.