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Nephesh chayyāh: A matter of life and non-life
Creation Ministries International ^ | 4-8-14 | David Pitman

Posted on 04/09/2014 9:37:17 AM PDT by fishtank

Nephesh chayyāh: A matter of life … and non-life

by David Pitman

What does the Bible means when it talks about ‘life’? The Bible tells us that death, suffering, and disease were not part of the original creation. Rather, they came as a result of Adam’s sin, which affected the entire creation (Romans 8:19–23a). The grief that we experience when someone close to us dies bears witness to the fact that this was not how it was originally intended.

Although naturalists try to say otherwise, death is most certainly not a natural thing.

Paul, in his first letter to the Corinthian church describes death as the “last enemy to be destroyed” (1 Corinthians 15:26).1 Jesus wept at the death of His friend Lazarus, even though He was about to revivify him (John 11:35).

The Bible promises that all trace of this awful state of affairs will be removed with the final restoration of all things. The last chapters of Revelation foretell, with clear Edenic allusions, a restored new creation with no more death because there will be no more curse, and the Tree of Life will exist.

This whole sin-death causality is a key reason we can’t logically mix the Bible with millions of years. This whole sin-death causality is a key reason we can’t logically mix the Bible with millions of years.


TOPICS: Evangelical Christian; Religion & Culture; Religion & Science
KEYWORDS: adam; christ; creation; death

What does the Bible means when it talks about ‘life’?

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1 posted on 04/09/2014 9:37:17 AM PDT by fishtank
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http://creation.com/nephesh-chayyah


2 posted on 04/09/2014 9:37:52 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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See link for full article.


3 posted on 04/09/2014 9:38:06 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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