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It seems unlikely that God actually created "thorns also and thistles" at this time. More probably, He allowed the beneficent processes and structures He had made previously, all of which were very good initially, to deteriora These systems and processes now maintain a balance of nature and so are indirectly beneficial in maintaining life on a cursed earth, even though individual organisms all eventually die. Had the Fall and Curse not taken place, populations would probably have eventually been stabilized at optimum values by divine constraints on the reproductive process. With God's personal presence withdrawn for a time, it is more salutary to maintain order by these indirect constraints associated with the Curse than with direct action by God.
KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8