Check out the footnote…Bondage of decay refers to Romans 8:21. I think reading Romans 8 correlates nicely with this point of view.
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; 20 for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; 23 and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in[o] hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes[p] for what is seen? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
I too learned as an Evangelical and relative fundamentalist that death entered the world with sin, but this is inaccurate and oversimplified.
Death entered man, which was a new and special creature that walked with God and was supposed to live forever. Hominids and Apes before had died, dinosaurs, everything. But the ensouled man was different…unique…special… and set apart until we sinned.
It was this sin that not only broke us, but caused all of creation to suffer due to the changed nature of man and how we interact with the world.
Instead of just another animal, we now had dominion over creation and in a fallen state, creation is now in bondage by us and not as it should have been.
In this way, corresponding with Romans, Creation awaits the new heaven and the new earth in which things will be as they were meant to be…actually probably even better than they were originally planned to be.