Creation Subjected to Bondage

When Adam and Eve and the rest of humanity sinned, they and we did not affect ourselves only, but also the place where we live, as Paul noted, “For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God” (Romans 8:20-21).
Even as God designed humans to live forever, so He designed the earth to last forever, but as sin brought death to humans, so sin in the world also brought death and the decay process to the earth. The earth did not do this to itself, but we did it.
Nevertheless, the time shall come when God shall release the earth from that bondage, even as He shall release the children of God from the bondage of physical things.
May the Lord Jesus Christ hasten that day!

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