One of the most appealing aspects of Young Earth Creationism is, it offers a simple, trouble-free view of God. “God made everything perfect. It was just us HUMANS who messed everything up. It’s all OUR fault.”
Reader Daniel, a Christian, asked:
“I have to say you have a very interesting take on the Bible then. If Adam and Eve were real people and did not do the original sin like you suggest then where did death and suffering come from? Surely God did not create via suffering, that would be an affront to his glory.“
“Surely God did not create via suffering, that would be an affront to his glory” is not a belief or position that is given anywhere in scripture.
If you disagree, then show me.
When Job asks God for an explanation for his own suffering, “you sinned” or “humans sinned” was never part of the answer at all.
In fact… God offers the ferocity of nature as a challenge to Job’s search for an explanation: “Can you pull in Leviathan with a fishhook or tie down its tongue with a rope? Can you put a cord through its nose or pierce its jaw with a hook?” (Job 41:1)
Not only that, God denounces Job’s friends for telling Job it was Job’s fault!
I invite you to reconsider the position you have espoused, because I don’t believe you can show it’s Biblical.
Remember: Even the beautiful Garden of Eden was staffed with a vile serpent from the word go. This serpent being Lucifer, the 2nd most powerful and #1 most evil, furious and jealous creature in the cosmos (!) Yet God gave Adam and Eve no advance warning about him.
Surely Lucifer’s agenda was more dangerous overall than physical death, cancer, bacteria, earthquakes etc. And he’s right there at the beginning of the story.
Why should we think death before the fall was impossible… yet accept that the devil himself is free to roam the earth?
Compared to the wheels set in motion before modern man arrived, issues like physical death pale in comparison.
We should all consider more deeply what or how God is willing to create.