Good, very good

Each day is proclaimed by God to be good or very good.

Genesis 1:10 And God saw that it was good.

  • Genesis 1:18 And God saw that it was good.
  • Genesis 1:21 And God saw that it was good.
  • Genesis 1:25 And God saw that it was good.
  • Genesis 1:31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.

Since the days are proclaimed as very good and the curse of sin (pain, death, thorns and bloodshed) have yet to be introduced, it is clear that God’s intention for his creation was not to have to experience these sufferings. Throughout scripture this word, good, is used to describe purity, bountiful, prosperous, and excellence. To believe that evolutionary processes (mutations, bloodshed, suffering, and death) have been at work all throughout history prior to Adam’s sin would be to say that God called each of these things very good. Did God proclaim that his creation filled with violence, bloodshed and death is very good? What does this say about the character of God?

 

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