The Fall and Its Implications

From The Young Earth, John D. Morris, Ph.D., Master Books, 1994

Romans 5:12 - Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man [Adam], and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned—

1 Corinthians 15:22  -For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.

Romans 8:19-22 - The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one [God] who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated [in the new heavens and new earth] from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

The implications of the Fall are astounding and often overlooked. Note that the whole world changed as a result of Adam's sin. Death, disease, suffering were not present in the world which God originally made, which He Himself called "good" numerous times after He had first made it (Genesis 1:4,10,12,18,21,25,31). Death, disease, suffering came into the world as a result of Adam's sin and will continue until God makes a new earth and new heavens at His second coming (2 Peter 3:12-13).