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Intelligent Design - Part II

One of the most often repeated defenses for evolution and against Creationism is the supposed failure of God in a flawed creation. A recent letter writer to the Daily News said , "God's omniscience poses a dilemma. How did God fail to perceive that His design creation for a human species was embodied with a multitude of flaws...?" He also states, "Nature created humans by an evolutionary process..." Of course that begs another question as to the origin of this "nature" that has creative power and ability.

My point here is to address the question concerning God's supposed flawed creation. The answer is simple. God created everything good and perfect in the beginning, yet He told the first couple that disobedience concerning the "tree of knowledge" would result in "death". Their disobedience resulted in the curse of sin. This is the reason we have flaws, defects, disorders, degeneration, etc. The creature and all of creation are under the curse. See Gen. 3:2-19. There were no briars, no disease, and no death before the fall of man. In Gen. 3:17 God said, "cursed is the ground for thy sake..." Romans 8:18-23 tells us that not only man, but the "whole creation groaneth and travailed in pain together until now." The sin of Adam and Eve brought the curse on all creation. See Rom. 5:12. Revelation 22:3 tells us there will be a time in the future for the Saved where "there shall be no more curse..." Rev. 21:4-5 states, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away. And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new."

God did not lose control of His creation. He created man a "free moral agent", meaning that he has the power of choice and the power of that choice brought the curse. The only thing that can free man from the curse of sin is Salvation through Faith in the death of Jesus for sin. Galatians 3:13 "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us:" To be continued...

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