Why does mankind experience suffering and death?

If you've ever been exposed to the current events of the world through our many media outlets, then you've surely been a witness to the hardships the human race experiences. And, perhaps you too have experienced trials and difficulties living in this present world.

Have you ever been curious why mankind experiences these things? Perhaps you find yourself questioning your existence and purpose, or are simply frustrated at a situation you're dealing with. Well, it's really quite simple.

Do you recall a story about a man and a woman who lived long ago? Their names were Adam and Eve. A simple quotation from the following Bible verse should help answer some of our questions, "And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return" (Genesis 3:12-19 KJV).

Wether you believe the Bible or not, as a fellow human it should be easy to identify hardships in your life, and that, ultimately a day of rest will come. A rest taken in the dust of the earth.


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