Friday, December 12, 2008

A Good Creation

Genesis 1:31:
"And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good."
This is on the sixth day, after God has created everything (but before the Fall). Does this creation include viruses?

I'm not sure, but there is growing evidence that most (if not all) viruses deadly to humans originated in animals (and evidence that these viruses jump species through misuse and abuse of animals).

A recent article on Science Daily shows that a virus similar to the common cold (HMPV) originated some two hundred years ago in birds.

1 comment:

TheDen said...

Hey Ned,

If you read Genesis 1 again, you note that each day God creates, He looks over is "good" (Gen 1:4, 1:10, 1:12, 1:18, 1:21, 1:25). It isn't until the Sixth day that He declares everything "Very Good." This shows that Man makes earth "Very Good." The earth was created for man. Man is made in God's image and likeness (Gen 1: 26). God created man to be good and like Him.

Regarding viruses, viruses aren't "evil." They are doing what God created them to do. To believe that viruses are evil would mean that they are doing something counter to God's plan (as man does when he sins or as Satan does). Such is not the case for viruses.