Are Dangerous Animals a Consequence of the Fall of Lucifer?

Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 56 (3):237-237 (2004)
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Abstract

Humans were created in the image of God and animals are subordinate to them. The physical death of humans was a consequence of the Fall. Must that not automatically affect animals? Can superior human beings die whereas inferior animals not die? Therefore, animals were either already affected by the Fall of Lucifer or else the Fall of Man affected animals so that they would always be different in kind from humans. Hence, it is more logical to attribute animal pain and death to Satan and not to an omnipotent God.

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Moorad Alexanian
University of North Carolina at Wilmington

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