death before the fall
E G M (email@example.com)
Mon, 30 Mar 1998 12:50:15 -0800 (PST)
Dr. Pattle Pun said:
<<A discussion of theodicy is beyond the current topic. But as I
in my earlier paper (JASA, 3/87, p. 9-19): the presuppositions that one
cannot impose human volition in the non-human world, man's dominion in
created world implies his control of the reproductive pattern of the
non-human life forms, and the the food chain necessitates physical death
in the things eaten, suggest that physical death was present before the
Is a fruit (e.g., an apple) dead or alive? Is pre-fall "biblical
absence of death" applicable only to the "animal" kingdom? BTW, your
conclusion seem to be true only if you hold on to the "current"
"in ipso enim vivimus et movemur et sumus sicut"
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