Snow, an Indirect Result of Sin

No one really agrees with me here, and I am used to that. All the same, I am convinced that we would not have snow falling today (and yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that; a few feet already!) if Adam had restrained himself and his wife on that dreadful day. I think this because:

  1. There was no snow before the Fall of Man. Which was good news for Adam and Eve because;
  2. Man wore no clothing before the Fall, so they would have been a little chilly on a day like today – and leaf outfits would hardly have kept back old Mr. Frost from nipping at all that exposed skin.
  3. The earth’s weather was drastically different before the Flood. The vapor canopy (Genesis 1:8) that covered the earth before the Flood allowed for a far more consistent weather pattern, as is evidenced by the lack of rain (Genesis 2:5,6) likely until the day that the Flood began. Yes, you would be correct to argue that snow is then a result of the Flood. However, since the Flood was God’s judgment for sin, my thesis holds. No sin – no Fall, no Fall – no Flood, no Flood -no snow; thus, snow is, at least, an indirect result of sin. That makes more sense to me than blaming April snow on global warming.


Many creationists have written about the lack of snow before the Flood. Dennis G. Lindsay, in his The Canopied Earth, wrote:

Another marvel of the pre-Flood world included a lack of seasonal changes that much of the world now encounters. There was no ice-skating, snow skiing, snowball fights or snow shoveling. Rather, there was a year-round tropical paradise—as one might experience on a South Pacific island. It was not until after the Flood that we read about seasons of summer and winter.

So, I am not glum today because of the wet falling white stuff. I am merely grieved because of sin. (Is this an indirect way of complaining about the weather?)


3 Responses to “Snow, an Indirect Result of Sin”

  1. 1 steve April 12, 2006 at 2:23 am

    Very interesting. I love thinking about this kind of stuff.

  2. 2 Genelle March 6, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    So, since I love snow, I must love sin?

    Sorry, I’m not trying to be glib…I’m just trying to check my understanding of your theory and it’s extension.

    Here are a couple of questions to ponder….
    What about the idea that the area in which we believe Eden was is not condusive to snow? How do we know that God, who is ultra creative and who loves great beauty, didn’t just give us the variety of seasons (after the flood or not) as just another visual statements of His almighty existence?

  3. 3 siberiangrinder August 20, 2007 at 4:20 am

    Genelle said “Since I love snow, I must love sin?” No, that is not why you love sin. You love sin because you are a sinner. If you hate sin, it is only because of the active work of Christ in your life through the Holy Spirit.

    But this post was written mostly tongue in cheek. I, of course, do not believe that snow is sinful in any way. However, I do think that there were no seasons when Adam and Eve walked the earth, just as there was no rain until the flood. It would not make sense to assume that their was much weather variety before the flood anywhere on earth.

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