(tartaroo) and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment;
5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;
6 and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly.
Sin has consequences and it brings judgement from God in the form of death and destruction. Please note that God did not spare the angels who sinned, and He did not spare the world of Noah or the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Who sinned first, angels or man? The fact that angels sinned before man cannot be disputed, because Satan was already a sinner and present in the Garden of Eden before Adam and Eve sinned. Young Earth Creationists deny even this obvious and basic truth, that sin first entered the world through angels and not through man. This obvious truth is confirmed by the historical sequence of the three judgements listed above, where the Bible places the sins of angels before the sins of man.
Young Earth Creationism misunderstands and misinterprets Romans 5:12, when it blindly argues that sin and death first entered the world through man. Let us examine Romans 5:12 in detail, as it is one of three key 'proof texts' used by Young Earth Creationism to support its belief. The other two key 'proof texts' are Genesis 1:31 and Exodus 20:11, which we shall also fully cover and answer later in this chapter.
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