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Claim CH301:

There was no death or decay before the Fall of Adam and Eve, when sin came into the world.


Morris, John D., 2000. Creation's Easter message. Acts & Facts 29(4) (Apr.): 1-2.
Morris, Henry M., 1974. Scientific Creationism, Green Forest, AR: Master Books, p. 211.


  1. The Biblical references to death refer to spiritual death. Romans 6:23, for example, says God, through Christ, already gave us eternal life. Obviously, physical death still occurs, so Christ did not save mankind from it. If the death from which Christ was supposed to save us was physical death, then Christ was a failure.

  2. A world without death would be far from Edenic. Either there would be no possibility of new birth, in which case none of us could be alive today, or the world would become so overpopulated with living things that most people would be buried alive under others. Death is a necessary part of life.

Further Reading:

Larson, Gary, 1998. There's a Hair in My Dirt!: A Worm's Story. New York: Harpercollins.
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