Weighing in on Macro-Evolution and the Christian
The Bible declares that all death came into the world through sin. That same sin was paid for in the Person and work of Jesus Christ. Jesus physical death paid for the sin that caused Adam's physical death (and ours).
One of the most discouraging trends, even among some who call themselves Reformed, is to embrace macro-evolution ... whether it is to appear respectable among intellectuals and peers, I do not know. But such a teaching is clearly inconsistent with the biblical gospel at its core. One cannot embrace evolution without profoundly changing the substance of orthodox theology. So it seems to me when scientists finally do conclude that evolution is false, (and they will) it is sad to consider that theologians very well might be the last people standing who still believe in it.
But isn't that spiritual death? some might say:
Physical death, not just spiritual death, came into the world through sin. The (Hebrew) God created the spirit and the body as a unit, not to be bifurcated. To say that death was only spiritual is a Greek/Hellenistic concept of God and the soul, not a Hebrew one. We do not float up to heaven after the judgment but are resurrected in body and soul. The fact that Jesus had to (among other things) die physically for Adam's sin simply demonstrates this to be a fact. Was Jesus death (absorbing the wrath of God for us) merely a spiritual one? What about his resurrection? Was that only spiritual as well?