Creationism (2) The Problem of Death

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In this blog, I will prove that it is impossible to mix evolution with what the Bible records regarding the creation of the heaven and the earth, on the basis of death.

To start, evolution requires death. Every evolutionist must regard death as a natural process. In order for an animal to evolve, the animal must reproduce. Once it has reproduced it must die. Death is necessary because of the principle known as natural selection. Nature picks those species that are more fit to survive in their given habitat; it picks them by killing off the weaker species, or weaker version of the same species.

Now when a theistic evolutionist tries to mix the creation account in Genesis with the theory of evolution, they say that each day of creation is millions of years in length. So every known living substance which we see today, is from the process of millions of years of death and decay. The living slime that was present after the big bang, reproduced and then died. Eventually than sequence of reproduction and death produced a fish, and that produced a reptile. Eventually after thousands of different animals have died, eventually man is formed from an ape.

The concept of death does not fit inside the days of creation, no matter how long you make the days. The Bible teaches us that death is not a natural process. God told Adam and Eve in Genesis 2:17, “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” It was not until everything was created and man sinned that death occurred. Death is a consequence of man’s sin. Romans 12:5 tells us, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.”

This death is both spiritual and physical. Spiritual in the sense that man lost all his ability to do good. Man through the fall became a slave to sin; he can only do good by the grace of God. This death is physical because as soon as man sinned, death was introduced into the world, as 1 Corinthians 15:21 tells us, “For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.” Physical death is a product of man’s sin.

Therefore, it is impossible to mix evolution and the Biblical account of creation. Death is not a natural process and did not  occur until man sinned.

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