If God created man in His own image, why does he die?
Everyone knows that man is mortal. The unbeliever would argue that it is constituted to be so for humans and for animals, and must always have been. But could not God have sustained it? All things subsist by Him.
One thing is certain: some dire and ruinous confusion has come in; the world is full of misery and violence. This must be due to either a hard-hearted, unintelligible deity, or to a desolated, ruined and sinful world.
Death brings fear, and extends its power and gloom over man in spite of his folly and indifference in denying the Saviour. Despite his conscience, man can hide death from his heart, till he meets God.
Man was created in the image of God. Scripture tells us that by sin … death passed upon all men (Rom 5:12). Man has become like the animals that perish (See Psalm 49:12). Death could not have come upon animals; dead animals are in ancient fossil remains. But man was special.
Based on J N Darby – The Irrationalism of Infidelity – THE ENTRANCE OF DEATH. For original click here.