RE: [asa] Suffering/Predation in the natural order

From: Alexanian, Moorad <alexanian@uncw.edu>
Date: Thu Jul 10 2008 - 13:01:37 EDT

According to Scripture, there was Satan and his fall. When that was and how if affected what happened subsequently I do not know. Perhaps experts in Scripture can fill us in.

Moorad

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From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu on behalf of Bethany Sollereder
Sent: Thu 7/10/2008 11:30 AM
To: gordon brown
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Subject: Re: [asa] Suffering/Predation in the natural order

Moorad,

What do you mean by "original creation"? Historically there has never been a time when death was not in the picture. There was no Eden. So unless you want to do some "fall of the angels thing" before the earth was formed, you can't back up a cosmic fall.

Bethany

On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 9:20 AM, gordon brown <Gordon.Brown@colorado.edu> wrote:

        On Thu, 10 Jul 2008, Alexanian, Moorad wrote:
        
        

                Perhaps the original creation was heaven indeed. However, beings with free will were part of it and were no mere automatons. Of course, laws must be part of the original creation and the free agents broke the laws that carried corresponding consequences. The latter may be what we now observe and experience. Is that what the Scripture is actually telling us?
                
                
                
                

        Moorad,
        
        If the original creation was heaven indeed, your description makes it sound a lot less inviting.
        
        Gordon Brown (ASA member)

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