Darwin vs. Moses on the origins of life… By Pastor Ron Hamm
Moses on the Origins of Life
1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (First verse in the Bible)
27 God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Gen. 1:1, 27
Darwin on the Origins of Life
“All the organic beings that have ever lived on this earth may have been descended from some primordial form.” (Darwin, Charles, 1859, On the Origin of the Species by Natural Selection,1st Ed. London)
Today is the birthday of Charles Darwin, who was born on February 12, 1809. For good or for ill, he has had a tremendous influence on the world since his book On the Origins of the Species by Natural Selection was published in 1859. Recently I came across a statement from Charles Darwin referring to Moses and the other Old Testament Writers as *Barbarians.
“I had gradually come, by this time [i.e. January 1839, when he was 29—Ed.], to see that the Old Testament from its manifestly false history of the world, with the Tower of Babel, the rainbow as a sign, etc., etc., and from its attributing to God the feelings of a revengeful tyrant, was no more to be trusted than the sacred books of the Hindoos [sic], or the beliefs of any barbarian.’ (Charles Darwin, On the Origin of the Species by Natural Selection)
*Barbarian: A man in a rude, savage, or uncivilized state. A person destitute of culture. A cruel, savage, brutal man, one destitute of pity or humanity. Webster Dictionary 1913
Prior to Darwin, Moses was the foremost authority on the origins of life and creation. Can Moses be both an uncivilized, rude, cruel man (a barbarian) as espoused by Darwin and at the same time give us the key to the origins of life? Or is Darwin wrong about Moses? Let’s examine the teachings of both Darwin and Moses on the origins of life and you decide. Moses claims to speak for God and Charles Darwin claims to speak for Science. Since their views as to our origins are contradictory they both cannot be right. The purpose of this essay is to examine the questions concerning the origins of life from the writings of both Darwin and Moses.
Many say that faith and science cannot be reconciled. But surely if Moses is speaking for God, and God created the laws of nature in the first place, we should expect the answers from Moses to satisfy both Science and the Soul. In comparing the views of Darwin and Moses on the origins of life, I’d like for them in their own words to come and speak to us on these six questions concerning the origins of life.
1. Where does Life come from?
2. Where does Love come from?
3. Where does Morality/Conscience/Law & Order come from?
4. Where does Evil, Disease, Suffering, Death come from?
5. Where does the Personality & Emotions come from?
6. What happens when we die?
1. Where does Life come from?
a. Moses on the Origins of Life:
Genesis 2:7- And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
Genesis 1:24, 25 – Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Moses in the book of Genesis gives us a very concise answer clearly saying that Life came from God and He is the source of life. Since God is eternal, all powerful and outside of time and space, He is the first cause of all things. William Paley gave us the analogy of a man happening upon a stone and a watch while taking a walk. The man may assume the stone had been there forever, but he would never assert the watch got there without a *Watchmaker, a Designer. In looking at the mind boggling and marvelous complexities of the universe there has to be a Designer. God is the first cause of all causes. (Paley, William, 1802, Natural Theology or Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity)
Concerning the origins of the male and female, God made Adam and Eve and breathed into them a living soul. Jesus also believed and taught that God is the Creator of all things and life began with Adam and Eve. (Matt. 19:4) This is an observable and an everyday fact that life only comes from life. Isn’t it beautiful when a new baby is held for the first time by Mommy? It is also observable and predictable that each is born according to its own kind (species) as taught by Moses (Gen. 1:24, 25) A child is born to a man and a woman. An ape begets an ape, a bird a bird, a dog a dog and an insect…well, you get the picture, I hope.
b. Darwin on the Origins of Life:
“The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic.” Charles Darwin
There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; ; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and wonderful have been, and are being, evolved. Charles Darwin in Origin of Species
It is often said that all the conditions for the first production of a living organism are now present, which could ever be present – But if (& oh what a big if) we could conceive in some warm little pond with sorts of ammonia & phosphoric salts, – light, heat, electricity, &c present, that a protein compound was chemically formed, ready to undergo still more complex changes, at the present day such matter be instantly devoured, or absorbed, which would not have been the case before living creatures were formed. Darwin’s Letter to J.D. Hooker, 1 Feb. 1871
Darwin did not allow for special creation by a personal, all powerful God. He speculates that life came out of non-life/immaterial matter. This process known as spontaneous generation was thought possible for many years until Louis Pasteur discredited it with his swan-neck flasks experiments in 1860s. Today, Darwin’s disciples such as Stephen Hawkings are teaching the same thing. That the universe is will create itself from nothing or even that life came from Aliens in outer space. I’ve heard of grasping at straws but grasping at Aliens to explain the origins of life.
“Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing.” The Grand Design. Stephen Hawkings, 2010
The question of the origins of life is obviously still a problem for the Evolutionists as Stephen Hawkins also speculated that Aliens brought life here from other worlds. (Jonathan Leake, “Don’t Talk to Aliens says Stephen Hawkings” Times Online, April 25, 2010)
Doesn’t the Alien theory of the origins of life just kick the can down the road? Renowned Atheistic/Evolutionists such as Stephen Hawkings will deny the possibility of an all powerful, personal God creating life while promoting Aliens as the source of life. This is not observable and therefore not scientific.
2. Where does Love come from?
a. Moses on the Origins of Love:
18 And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Deut. 6:5 (see Lev. 19:10)
Moses teaches us that God is a living, loving Person who created us in His image both to love and be loved. To love God and others is not an option – it is the greatest of all the commandments. Concerning marriage, Moses wrote the words from God, saying, it is not good that man be alone. So God made for Adam a woman by the name of Eve (mother of all living) to love and to hold and so has it been since the beginning of time. (great idea, God! It’s been nice to not be alone.) Love comes from God for God is Love (1 John 4:7) and we are made in His image. It’s a joy to observe everyday the wonderful love between a man and wife, parents and children and friends. It all comes from God and could not have happened through the process of Macro-Evolution. This is predictable and observable using the Genesis model.
Why were the radio and eventually i-pods created? To listen to love songs, of course. And what about the romantic Hallmark shows? Many a man has watched such shows and it can only be explained under the category of “things we do for love.” Why are millions of dollars spent on Valentine’s Day each year? Is it to express the firing of chemical neurons on the brain, animal instinct and the furtherance of the species through reproduction? Man, I dare you to say to your woman, “I got you a dozen roses because the synapses of my brain ignited into a chemical reaction I couldn’t resist.” I double dare you! Observation of daily life and the beautiful complexities of love say otherwise.
b. Darwin on the Origins of Love:
“Besides love and sympathy, animals exhibit other qualities connected with the social instincts which in us would be called moral.”
“One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.” Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species
Darwin taught that love is a situational, social construct based on animal instinct alone. In his view, the greatest love is the one that promotes the survival of the strongest in the species. It is a collective love, guaranteeing the survival of our species. The purpose of love is only to propagate the species. In his view, there is no love beyond the grave. He chose to live inconsistent from his beliefs because he followed the teaching of Moses when he married Emma, having 10 children. Here is a quote from his notes when he debated whether or not to marry. These words from Darwin were on the “advantages of marriage” side of his ledger. Never mind my boy— Cheer up— One cannot live this solitary life, with groggy old age, friendless & cold, & childless staring one in ones face, already beginning to wrinkle. (Charles Darwin: written on back pages of letter from Leonard Horner, 7 April .) Darwin was afraid of being alone when he was old. Oops. This doesn’t sound like a social construct based on an animal instinct for survival. Darwin was living by the teaching of Moses who said, “It is not good that Man should be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to Him.” God
Evolution has no explanations for true and sacrificial love. It can only say it is a chemical process of molecules bouncing off the brain neurons for the purpose of continuing the species and its own survival. Who wants to hold a woman on this basis? Or marvel at the laughter of a beautiful child. How drab would life be without love! How boring! Without love, we’re only bio-chemical animals waiting to die and become fertilizer. If you believe in Evolution, why do you keep acting and living like there is such a thing as love in the world?
3. Where does the Conscience/Morality/Law & Order come from?
a. Moses on the Conscience:
Genesis 1:9 – And out of the ground the LORD God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Gen. 1:27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
God gave us two universal signs to reveal Himself and they are the Creation and the Conscience.
The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Psalms 19:1
…who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them) Romans 2:15
Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one,… John 8:9a
It doesn’t mean we always follow our conscience but we do have it as a guide to what is right and what is wrong. We see that in the beginning, God breathed a soul into them, making them into His own image and they were presented with a choice/free will to choose right or wrong. This is a clear model to predict the need for law and order within Man and the free will within each of us to choose right and wrong. Free Will is observable and scientific based on the Genesis model and the writings of the Lawgiver, Moses. (i.e. the 10 Commandments, Exodus 20) Everyday we see it. Why do we get angry when an evil man or a criminal gets away with murder or injustice? Why are police shows so popular? Why did so many people watch and root for Chuck Norris in Texas Ranger. Because the bad guy always get caught by Chuck. Did you know the boogie man checks his closet each night for Chuck Norris? Where does humor come from? Well, seriously, moving on…
b. Darwin on the Conscience:
“The following proposition seems to me in a high degree probable—namely, that any animal whatever, endowed with well-marked social instincts, the parental and filial affections being here included, would inevitably acquire a moral sense or conscience, as soon as its intellectual powers had become as well, or nearly as well developed, as in man. For, firstly, the social instincts lead an animal to take pleasure in the society of its fellows, to feel a certain amount of sympathy with them, and to perform various services for them.” (Darwin, Charles, 1871. The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. London: John Murray. 1st ed.)
Darwin explains the origins of the conscience as a situational, social construct based on the animal instinct for survival. Kind of a scratch my back and I’ll scratch your back sort of thing. The idea of biological natural selection became popularized and began to be applied as Social Darwinism, applying the principles of natural selection (the survival of the fittest) to society at large. Social Darwinist generally argue that the strong should see their wealth and power increase while the weak should see their wealth and power decrease. (Wikipedia) I think this atheistic world view explains the corrupt politicians and the evil corporate oligarchy taking over our country. These Fascist, Secular Humanists, Socialists reason that due to the state of one crisis after another (take your pick – population, banking crisis, global warming, terrorism, school shootings…) a Scientific Dictatorship is needed. George Orwell wrote about this in his book 1984. They believe the world should be ruled by the Elite and the Scientific Experts and this is in our best interest. In this system, we get to be their slaves. (Look no further than China if you want to see a model for their New World Order.) No wonder they love the idea of the survival of the “fittest” and the richest to rule over the weak and the poor or anyone who stands in their way. Darwin or Moses? Just asking. I don’t want to upset the apple cart. I mean the Evolutionary Chart. When observing the conscience, it is apparent there are huge differences between individuals. Some are mass murderers while others are saints. Given Darwin’s view of the conscience and morality, there is nowhere in all the world to appeal to absolute goodness and truth. There is no eternal moral law or ultimate justice. So one might as well say, Hitler was good and Mother Teresa was evil. Given the Evolutionary viewpoint, Hitler may have advanced the species further than Mother Teresa because he eliminated much of the population, freeing up resources for the survival of the species. This is exactly what Hitler believed – that he was justified by Science and Darwin’s teaching to exterminate the weak.
‘Hitler … was a firm believer and preacher of evolution. Whatever the deeper, profound, complexities of his psychosis, it is certain that [the concept of struggle was important because] … his book, Mein Kampf, clearly set forth a number of evolutionary ideas, particularly those emphasizing struggle, survival of the fittest and the extermination of the weak to produce a better society.’ (Hickman, R., Biocreation, Science Press, Worthington, OH, pp. 51–52, 1983)
After all, Hitler was a Strong Man in his own eyes, obviously believing Might Makes Right. Some say Darwin did not apply the idea of natural selection to social theory but he did on more than one occasion. For instance, he did not hesitate advocating the extermination of the “savage races” for the greater good.
“At some future period not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes…will no doubt be exterminated. The break between man and his nearest Allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilized state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as the baboon, instead of as now between the Negro or Australian and the gorilla” (Darwin, Charles, The Descent of Men, 1874, p. 178).
Karl Marx, founder of atheistic, dialectic, materialistic Communism wanted to dedicate his book to Charles Darwin because he felt it gave a scientific explanation to support his views on the Economic struggle between classes and to justify revolution.
“Darwin’s work is most important and suits my purpose in that it provides a basis in natural science for the historical class struggle.” Karl Marx
(http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1861/letters/61_01_16.htm Marx to Ferdinand Lassalle in Berlin)
Ideas do have consequences – sometimes deadly.
4. Where does Evil, Disease and Death come from?
a. Moses on the Origin of Evil, Disease, Suffering and Death:
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Genesis
Moses taught that evil, suffering, disease and death came because of Man’s choice to disobey God. God had forewarned them, “You shall surely die.” To some degree, an observation of nature’s cruelty and cursory glance of the news each day reveals a “dog eat dog”, “survival of the fittest” world in which there is evil, suffering, violence, wars, death, broken relationships, abuse, addictions, etc. No one can deny this, but what is the source? Natural Selection or the Devil? Of course, there is much beauty, love and good in the world as well. Indeed it is a world that fits the idea of the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil” as revealed in Genesis 2:17. It is understandable why if one does not believe in Genesis, human reasoning would take them to Evolution.
Moses does explain the origins of suffering and evil through the historical reference to the Fall or the Curse that came through Adam’s disobedience to God. The Fall or Curse affects us all and explains the root causes of evil, disease, suffering and physical death. You might have heard ot the mythical Greek children’s story, Pandora’s Box, and how when she opened the box it released unspeakable evils into the world – evil, sickness, suffering and death. This was an archetype of the true curse and unspeakable evils released by the Fall of Man in the Garden of Paradise. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 1 Cor. 15:22
We see the examples of this evil, suffering and death every day as would be predictable according to the teachings of Moses. But given the view of Darwin, there will be no ultimate justice to reward the good and punish the evil.
b. Darwin on Evil, Disease, Suffering and Death:
Darwin’s views on suffering were highly personalized through the death of his 10-year-old daughter, Annie, in 1851, which ‘destroyed Charles’s tatters of belief in a moral, just universe’ and ‘chimed the final death-knell for his Christianity’ (The Life & Letters of Charles Darwin)
Charles reflects on such a world of suffering…
…But I own that I cannot see as plainly as others do, and as I should wish to do, evidence of design and beneficence on all sides of us. There seems to me too much misery in the world. I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidæ with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars, or that a cat should play with mice… I feel most deeply that the whole subject is too profound for the human intellect. A dog might as well speculate on the mind of Newton. Let each man hope and believe what he can.” Charles Darwin, (The Life & Letters of Charles Darwin EDITED BY HIS SON,FRANCIS DARWIN.IN THREE VOLUMES:—VOL. I. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.1887).
Darwin, in his observations, including the sad and tragic death of his 10 year old daughter, Annie, came to the conclusion that suffering and death was just the result of natural selection. He could not believe in a God that could create such a world. Moses would answer that God did not create such a world but that evil was unleashed through the Curse spoken of in Genesis. Concerning the suffering of the caterpillar Darwin described and the cruelty of nature in general, Moses would counter that all of Creation fell, not just the human species. (Gen. 3:18, Romans 8:22)
4. Where does Personality & Emotions come from?
a. Moses on the Origins of Personality & Emotions:
Genesis1:27 – So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Moses writes that we are made in the image of God so this is the origin of Personality. In other words, Personality was created by an All Powerful Person. Just as Life came from the Life of God so Personality came from the Person of God. This makes sense. Of course our personality involves our mind, emotions, will, body, soul, and spirit (knowing God, Conscience and Consciousness). Every person is of great value and created by God for a specific purpose according to Moses. According to Moses, we were made for this life and for eternal life if we believe in the *Prophet that God was to send. (Deuteronomy 18:18) We are infinitely unique. Everyone’s DNA is incredibly complex and different as are their fingerprints. The extreme irony is that a life lived under God honors the individual personality and defines its value upward toward God. Even in heaven we will be unique individuals given the view of Moses. The wonderful gift of personality is observed every day in the face of each person we meet making life very interesting.
b. Darwin on Personality & Emotions:
One is tempted to believe phrenologists are right about habitual exercise of the mind altering form of head, and thus these qualities become hereditary….When a man says I will improve my powers of imagination, and does so, – is not this free will. To avoid stating how far I believe in Materialism, say only that emotions, instincts, degrees of talent, which are hereditary are so because brain of child resembles parent stock – (and phrenologists state that brain alters)….—Charles Darwin (1838) The M Notebook Charles Darwin wrote a book called The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals in 1872. concerning genetically determined aspects of behavior. (“The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. By Charles Darwin, M.A., F.R.S., &c. with photographic and other illustrations. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1872) In this book he discusses anxiety, grief, anger, disgust, pride, guilt as well as positive emotions such as love, joy, tender feelings and devotion. Darwin felt there was a shared human and animal ancestry. He did not agree with Charlie Bell, a contemporary writer of his day’s assessment that emotions and personality reflect the divine image of human muscles to express uniquely human emotions. (Bell, Charles (1806) Essays on the Anatomy of Expression in Painting London:) (Bell, Charles (1824) Essays on the Anatomy and Philosophy of Expression London: John Murray) Bell’s famous statement on the subject was: Expression is to the passions as language is to thought.
What do we observe today? Is the human personality incredibly unique and complex and wonderful as described by Moses? Or are we just higher animals defined and confined by nature’s genetic engineering as described by Darwin? What do you see?
6. What happens when we die?
a. Moses on what happens when we die:
but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. Genesis 2:17
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.” Genesis 3:15
Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; 2 and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. 3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. Matthew 17
Moses reveals to us that we are moral beings with a conscience to choose right from wrong. It is revealed in the New Testament that Moses appeared on the Mountain in a Space/Time continuum (a moment in history) with Jesus Christ in the presence of several eye witnesses. Thus, Moses reveals to us that after death there is the hope of the resurrection of our bodies. The linear process of death and the resurrection is observable and predictable in nature. For instance when a kernel of corn is sown into the ground it dies and new life will come out of that process. We also see this Life begin anew each Spring.
Moses also reveals through the law/ten commandments (Exodus 20) that we are all sinful by nature and choice, breaking God’s moral law. This involves such things as lying, stealing. sexual lust and sin, greed, murder, rebellion and gossip, etc. The bible reveals the reason why we’re in trouble with God and the only solution to our dilemma. Moses spoke of this great event in Genesis 3:15 when God told Adam and Eve of the coming of Jesus Christ. For more about the hope of eternal life read the New Testament and the words of Jesus Christ very carefully.
b. Darwin on what happens when we die:
Here are Charles Darwin’s own words on his decision to depart from the faith of Christianity and the hope of the resurrection.
But I had gradually come by this time i.e. 1836 to 1839, to see that the Old Testament from its manifestly false history of the world, with the Tower of Babel, the rainbow at sign, etc. and from its attributing to to God the feelings of a revengeful tyrant, was no more to be trusted than the sacred books of the Hindoos, or the beliefs of any barbarian. By further reflecting that the clearest evidence would be requisite to make any sane man believe in the miracles by which Christianity is supported, (and that the more we know of the fixed laws of nature the more incredible miracles become). But I was very unwilling to give up my belief…Thus disbelief crept over me at a very slow rate, but was at last complete. The rate was so slow that I felt no distress, and have never since doubted even for a single second that my conclusion was correct. I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother and almost all of my friends, will be everlasting punished. And this is a damnable doctrine. (The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809-82)
Summary of Moses vs. Darwin on the Origins of Life:
Darwin’s views on the origins of life and other related critical questions would lead one to despair if they are followed to their logical conclusion. His views on the origins of life, love, conscience, evil, suffering, death, personality and what happens when we die offer no sense of purpose for our individual existence. Given his views, there is no such thing as right or wrong except as defined by the State. There is nowhere to appeal for ultimate justice. Darwin’s idea of Love is a situational, social construct to promote the continuation and evolution of the species above all else. He offers no hope of life beyond the grave. The Darwinian view of our origins truly defines our existence downward to a soulless, loveless and hopeless existence.
The noted Darwinian disciple, Richard Dawkins echoes the views of Darwin when he concluded there was no purpose to life and no good in the universe.
In a universe of blind physical forces and genetic replication some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won’t find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice. The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference. ( Dawkins, Richard. 1995. River Out of Eden. New York: Basic Books, 133).
I will give Dawkins points for an honest assessment of Darwin’s views of the origins of life.
Truly, Darwin offers us only despair in life and death. There is no ultimate meaning or purpose to life given Darwin’s world view. Evolution offers us no hope after the grave, only despair in life and the fear of the wrath of God in death.
When Moses speaks of the origins of life, he speaks of a all powerful, personal, loving, good God who created us in His image to love and be loved. We are individuals whose lives have a purpose for every day. There is such a thing as an eternal, moral law defining absolute good in the universe and requiring ultimate justice. Moses wrote the words of God, saying, “it is not good that man be alone.” He made male and female and gave us the gift of family. Moses speaks of a coming Prophet and Savior who will make it possible for us to be forgiven for our sins and states we should listen to this prophet. The prophecy of Moses was fulfilled by Jesus Christ, who died for our sins and rose from the dead on the third day, seen by over 500 eye witnesses. He also said he is coming again to restore truth and justice to all the earth and rule as the King of all Kings. Moses appeared with Jesus on the mountain and spoke with Him, giving us a picture of the hope of everlasting life through the resurrection of our mortal bodies.
In this debate on the origins of life between Darwin and Moses, the prophet spoken of by Moses, Jesus Christ, sided with the Shepherd and Desert Wanderer, Moses, who is called the most humble man on the earth.
(Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.) Numbers 12:3 Jesus on the Origins of Life
…but from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. Mark 10:6
Let’ review what Moses taught concerning the origins of life.
1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (First verse in the Bible) 27. So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Gen. 1
Maybe it takes the faith of a child to understand. I know one thing. I like Moses and I believe what he says concerning the origins of life.
By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. Hebrews 11:3