Have you ever wondered what it really means to be living or alive or from where life first came from?
Evolutionists wants you to believe that about 3.5 billion years ago, a bunch of chemicals were in some water and it was hit by a lightning bolt that caused it to start forming more complex molecules. These molecules then gathered together into even larger molecules and eventually they decided to group together and form the first living cell. This may sound silly, but when you boil evolution down to its basic form this is exactly what they want you to believe.
However there is another explanation that makes a lot more sense and being like the Bereans, let’s turn to Scripture to see what it true and what is not true. And to do this let’s start by reading Genesis 1:20-27:
20And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.” 21So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.
24And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. 25And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
26Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Reading Genesis we learn that on Day 5 of Creation God created living creatures in the waters and air. He created birds to fly in the sky and great creatures to swim in the sea. He also created other living creatures to fly about and others like fish to swim in the water. Then on Day 6, God again created living creatures only this time they were on land. After He made all of these living creatures, He made man in His image. The Bible describes a whole range of things as living such as birds, cattle, fish, man and even God Himself as we read in Jeremiah 10:10:
10 But the LORD is the true God; he is the living God
And we are also told that God is spirit in John 4:24:
24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Since God is a spirit and alive, we have a clue that life isn’t something physical. However, the Bible really doesn’t define what life is.
When science textbooks try to define life, they describe DNA and cells or some type of chemical reaction. They usually describe what living things are made of and what living things do, but they don’t explain or define what life really is.
Because life is not something physical, it may explain why biologists are so unsure about which things are alive. In fact, their list of living things does not entirely match the Bible’s list of living things. For example, the Bible never describes plants as living things as scientists do. Instead, the Bible calls them green things as in Job 39:8:
8He ranges the mountains as his pasture, and he searches after every green thing.
When God made the plants on Day 3, He never used the world ‘living’ to describe them. It’s not until God made animals of the air and sea on Day 5 that He uses the word ‘living’ to describe them.
So where did this mysterious thing called life come from? Again we turn to Scripture for a clue:
30When you send forth your Spirit, they are created. Psalm 104:30
The answer is that life is a gift from God. It isn’t something that man can create or restore and it definitely isn’t anything that could have evolved from nothing.
The abundance of living things all around us is a daily reminder of our living God who is the source of all life as we read in Acts 17:28:
28for ‘In him we live and move and have our being’