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A consistent biblical answer points out that death is an intruder, so it is not part of God’s original creation, but is ultimately due to man’s sin.However, according to theology that accommodates long ages, death has always been with us, and theistic evolution even says that God used this ‘last enemy’ as His means of producing His “very good” creation!Charles Darwin (1809–1882) rejected Christianity after the death of his daughter.“Annie’s cruel death destroyed Charles’s tatters of beliefs in a moral, just universe.Another type of natural evil is physical disability or handicap.We can think of Helen Keller, who lost the senses of both hearing and sight when she was a baby, and Joni Eareckson-Tada who was paralyzed from the neck down when she was a teenager.Reading about past wars or visiting memorials like the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.
This morally evil deed led many to question why a loving God would allow such evil acts.The evolution-based Nazi regime wiped out 6 million Jews and many others (see also Appendix). a 7 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti on 12 January 2010, killing at least 220,000.Yet in recent years there has been much suffering caused by ‘natural’ evils, i.e. A year later, on 11 March 2011, Japan suffered the magnitude 9 Tōhoku earthquake, which is actually a thousand times stronger, century, the Black Death (bubonic plague) painfully wiped out an estimated 75–200 million people in Europe, or 45% to 50% of the population.As a result, we produced the earlier version of this booklet, now available online at creation.com/death.And of course, this wasn’t even close to the worst mass murder by evil men or regimes.