The account of the initial curse is recorded in Genesis 3:14-19. From this account we find that (1) God cursed the serpent; (2) He put a curse on child birth, that women would have pain in childbirth; and (3) He cursed the ground.
In Romans 8:20 we have another account of the curse, but here Paul calls it a “subjection of the creation to futility.” And in this account we are told plainly why God brought the curse. We read that God subjected the entire physical universe “in hope”; that is, He did it so that man in his sinful state would have hope in better things, hope that he and all of creation would one day find redemption and deliverance.
Now it seems to me, from these two accounts, that the Genesis account is just the beginning of the curse; and the Romans account is a broader and…
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