The Origin of Death and Suffering

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This is Ken Ham, author, speaker, and blogger on science and the Bible’s reliability.


Today marks the sixteenth anniversary of 9/11 in America. Events like this make us wonder, “If there is a good God why is there so much death and suffering?”

Well, Genesis tells us. God created a perfect world. At the end of Creation Week, He looked at everything He’d made and said it was “very good.” Then He gave Adam a command and told him the penalty for disobedience was death. Adam chose to disobey, and his actions brought death and suffering into creation.

The bad things of this world aren’t God’s fault. Death and suffering exist because of Adam’s sin, and our continued sin. But we can look forward to a day when they’ll be gone—when Jesus restores creation to what it once was.

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