Sunday, July 26, 2009

It Doesn't Make Sense

A while back my pastor told us that God had intended for humans to have eternal life on earth. But for the sin of Adam and Eve, we would live forever. He used some Bible verses to support his assertion but I'm too lazy to look them up.

It sounds pretty good. No dying. You never have to lose your grandparents, parents, or children.


Except there's a problem.

That's a lot of people.

There are about 6 billion people living on our planet right now. The number grows most years. There's lots of people making babies out there. It doesn't grow as fast as it could because people die.

If we go back only 7000 years (for the young earth creationists out there) and add up all the people who were ever born, that's a lot of people. I'm no math whiz, but it's a number higher than I can count. If we go back even further, the number gets way bigger.

That's a lot of people to clothe, house, and feed. Not to mention the waste disposal issue.

I know what you are going to say: "The earth was magic before the Fall. The natural laws we have now didn't apply back then."



Catherine said...

Well actually wasn't sex, childbirth and all the rest the result of eating from the tree of knowledge? People weren't meant to die, but there were only meant to be two people.

TimB said...

I imagine there was sex before the Fall. Two people, frolicking naked all day.

Lot's of sex.

Childbirth was apparently supposed to be painless before the Fall though. New babies would just pop out of the womb.

If Creation was for only two people, then I'm glad they ate the fruit.