Beliefs re the Origin of Human Mortality

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Young Earth Creationism (YEC)

  • Bro Jonathan Bowen says that human mortality came as a result of the sin of Adam and Eve, arguing that God would have been lying in saying to Adam "In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die" if he had evolved.

Old Earth Creationism (OEC) with "Gap"

Robert Roberts on Adam's Mortality

Old Earth Creationism (OEC)

Evolutionary Creationism (EC)

See Origin of Death and Predation in Nature. Christadelphians who accept evolution usually emphasise that we are earth-born ("adamic"), made of dust and returning to it. We understand that the need for redemption and the role of the Redeemer was foreseen "before the world was" (John 17:5 — see Before the foundation of the world). Death reigned, even when there was no transgression of law (Romans 5:14).

Bruce (talk)

Deism, Agnosticism and Atheism