Why Is there Death and Suffering?

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This is Ken Ham, an Aussie transplant with a passion for God’s Word


Today marks the 17th anniversary of 9/11. Now, this act of terror made millions of Americans wonder, “If there’s a good God, why is there so much death and suffering?”

Well, Genesis tells us. At the end of the Creation Week, God looked at everything he’d made and said it was “very good”—it was perfect. 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.

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

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