If God punished Eve with painful childbirth, why do animals feel pain too?

by Staff writer

According to the Bible, a woman’s pain during childbirth is part of the suffering brought into the world through sin.

As a direct result of the original sin, Adam, Eve, and the serpent were all cursed in one way or another.

Genesis 3:16 lists one of the judgments for Eve’s sin as pain in childbirth:

“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children.”

Now since God punished Eve with painful childbirth because of her disobedience, why then do animals feel pain during childbirth too?

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5 Comments on “If God punished Eve with painful childbirth, why do animals feel pain too?”

  1. Their sin led to a fallen world. Diseases weren’t part of the punishment or is it? Yet, we have so many troubles everywhere. Everything on earth was affected.

    1. 1 John 5:19 give answer to ur question .although the wages of sin is death but about punishment from God abeg check James 1:13 .God bless

  2. Well, God said that He will INCREASE her pains during childbirth. Evidently, pain would already have been present had she given birth at that time, just because of the size of the newborn baby, but God made the pains worse when she did give birth (to Cain, then Abel) after the Fall. I don’t know if animals feel as much pain at childbirth as a women, I don’t know.

    Anyway, that’s the story.

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