In a effort to squeeze millions of years into the Bible, many Christians today are turning on its head what the Bible teaches about Adam, the Garden of Eden, the first animals' diet, and death's entry into the world.
As more and more Christian leaders promote theistic (God-directed) evolution, believers need to understand the plain teaching of Scripture.
Origin of Death -- Adam's Sin
"The last enemy that will be destroyed is death" (1 Corinthians 15:26). To the average Christian, the Bible's depiction of death seems pretty straightforward. Death is an "enemy." In other words, it is an intrusion into this once-perfect world.
We take comfort knowing that in the future death will be "cast into the lake of fire" (Revelation 20:14). Also, God promises that one day "there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away" (Revelation 21:4).
That's what we would expect from a good God who created a perfect world. At the end of the sixth day of creation, "God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good..." (Genesis 1:31).
Yet we live in a world of life and death, joy and sorrow, love and hate -- all at the same time. Only the history revealed in Genesis explains such a seemingly contradictory world.
[Read the rest of the article at Answers in Genesis.]