Put aside your preconceptions, your beliefs about what you think "science" may say.
Think about God's character as revealed by the Bible ...
Which of the following models sounds more like a God of love, the God of the Bible?
A Creationist Model
Earth is created perfect, it is paradise. Mankind lives in harmony God and creation. He has
everything he needs. However, mankind rebels against God (original sin). The consequence of this
rebellion is suffering and death, Romans 6:23
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is
eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.". The original sin actually introduces death into creation - the
first death is the animal that God sacrifices to clothe Adam and Eve. God curses creation as a
punishment and as a consequence of man’s sin everything starts to decay. God’s act of clothing
them in their nakedness demonstrates his love for them that persists in spite of their rebellion. This
same love leads God to send his Son to restore his relationship with his beloved people, and to begin
the restoration of the earth back to the original paradise. This restored new heaven and earth is
described as a place where there is no more suffering or death, Revelation 21:4
"He will wipe every
tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of
things has passed away." Jesus’ resurrection was the beginning of this new order, the world waits for
his return and the final part of the story.
A Theistic Evolution Model
God uses the process of death and dying to evolve
animals and ultimately mankind over a very long
period of time.
There are millions of years of death and suffering
before man’s rebellion and sin entering the world.
Survival of the fittest (a dog eat dog world) is the
basis of life and death that God established from the