We Live in a Sad Fallen World

by Ken Ham

We live in a sad, fallen world because of our sin. We have many articles on the Answers in Genesis website explaining why there’s suffering and death. The horrific terrorist attack in Florida reveals the reality of our sin-cursed world, and our hearts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those who were killed or injured in the appalling attack.


Though the terrorist will have to answer to God for his own murderous sins (Hebrews 9:27), we are all collectively to blame for the violence and suffering, since we sinned in Adam. The world is fallen—groaning because of the effects of sin.

Now evolutionists believe death and suffering have happened over millions of years. But the Bible teaches that death is an enemy (1 Corinthians 15:26); an intrusion because of our sin. We live in a groaning world because of our sin (Romans 8), and this is why Jesus came to conquer death and offer the free gift of salvation.

It’s not God’s fault there is terrorism and death—the groaning world is our fault; we sinned against a holy God and now it’s a fallen world. However, because of His infinite love for humans, God, in the person of His Son Jesus, stepped into history to save us from this fallen world caused by our sin.

People will not understand a loving God and all the death and suffering in the world until they acknowledge God’s holiness and our sin in Adam that resulted in death (Romans 5:12). Christians need to be salt and light to those who are in darkness (Matthew 5:13–16). This is why one of the exhibits being installed at the Ark Encounter in Northern Kentucky will explain that all humans are one race (Acts 17:26) and all are sinners in need of salvation. That’s why we want everyone, from any culture and adhering to any belief, to come to the Ark Encounter to learn about the true history of the world, our sin problem, and the solution in Jesus Christ.

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