The way first life began and the manner in which life was conducted in the beginning is such a marvel. As has been seen in the creation account thus far, God purposefully worked contrary to the reasoning and intellect of mankind. The Bible explains that God did things in a way that we might consider backwards. He made light before the instrument that we observe as one that gives light. He made time before the instruments we use to keep track of time. He formed solid ground out of water. He made fully grown and mature plants before the seeds. Then one must consider that God spoke all of these things into existence. When there was nothing, God made everything! He is unlike any other living being in that He did not rely on anything but Himself to form all of the things that can be seen. Thus, the question, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" can be answered simply according to the Bible. Since God does not need to rely on the physical properties that the world is governed by, it is possible that the chicken came first - fully developed and able to lay eggs right off the bat.
In Genesis 1:24-31 the Bible documents God's work on the 6th day of creation. The Bible teaches that God began the 6th day by forming the creatures that dwell on land. Genesis 1:24-31 teaches that God formed the wildlife that lives on land, that crawls on the ground, and just as He did with the sea life and the birds, He made them all according to their kind. The Bible does not state that God started with one form and allowed those forms to transform over time into other related forms in order to get the various forms of "kinds" that were on the earth. Instead, Genesis 1:24-31 explains that God made wildlife, livestock, crawling creatures and all the rest, according to their kind. Even in the manner that the scriptures describe the different groups of animals that God created, it is evident that God made them all on the same day in the various forms that they existed in. As God examined His creation of the animals that dwelt on land, He considered them to be good. However, God was not done working that day. Also on the 6th day, Genesis 1:24-31 explains that God formed humanity as its own kind. The Bible candidly teaches that God made mankind unique from all of His other creation. This truth stands in direct opposition of evolution theories.
Genesis 1:24-31 plainly states that God desired to make mankind "in His own image." The scriptures plainly read, "The God said, 'Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness...'" Since Genesis 1:1 originally referred to God's triune nature as Father, Son and Holy Spirit by referring to Him as "Elohim," then the plurality of God's reference in Genesis 1:24-31 must refer to the Father's address to the Son and Holy Spirit. Since angels are never seen to be involved in any form of creation in the scriptures, it is clear that God is not speaking to angels. Since mankind had not yet been created, it is clear that He is not speaking to people. If one examines the manner in which God created Adam and Eve, examines the nature of one's current condition, and compares that to the image of God, one will see that His speech about creating mankind was directed towards Himself. God exists as a God who exists in 3 unique forms, but as one God (Deuteronomy 6:4). Mankind exists in the same manner, which is also confirmed in Deuteronomy 6:5. Mankind was created in the "image" of God in that we as human being were uniquely created 3-in-1. As human beings, we are uniquely created with "heart, soul, and mind," such to the extent that God commanded His children to worship Him with their own triune being. The scriptures do not explain that God created mankind to look like Him by creating us in "His image," but instead refer to our makeup in that we are created in His "likeness." The essence of mankind's being is similar to the essence of God's triune being. There are not other creatures on earth that function as humanity, demonstrating the existence of a triune nature. Mankind physically exists as other created beings do. Mankind mentally learns and processes thought with deliberate purpose as other created beings do. However, where mankind is unique is with our conscience - the soul, the spirit, that which considers our origins, the workings of the afterlife, and the existence of superior beings. Other animals just don't have religious practices as mankind does. Other animals simply do not live in ways that is motivated by faith in the idea of eternal life. According to the Bible, mankind does this because God created mankind in this unique way for a unique purpose. As Deuteronomy 6:4-5 shows, God created mankind in this manner in order that mankind would be equipped to worship Him as Creator. Thus, the purpose of life is defined in the way that God created mankind - in His likeness. Genesis 1:24-31 explains that upon finishing His creation He saw that it was not just good, but very good! God was pleased with the work that He had done because up to this point in time, everything was perfectly fit according to God's awesome plan. The Bible says that God blessed Adam and Eve as well as the rest of His creation.
The Bible says that God desired His creation to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth. God made a big planet. He wanted it full with His creation that possessed the uniquely-created ability to worship Him in obedience since mankind was uniquely created to acknowledge God, seek God, and fellowship with God. Genesis 1:24-31 reveals that God placed mankind in a tremendous position of authority, having dominion over all of God's creation! Though mankind was simply made by God as other facets of our universe, God displays a special affection for humanity as mankind is the only being created in His image and has the tremendous privilege of taking care of God's own possession. Psalm 8 marvels at this idea as it says, "When I observe Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that You remember him, the son of man that You look after him? You made him a little less that the angels, and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him lord over the works of Your hands; You put everything under his feet..." This is incredible to try and digest. Who are we to be in such a position of privilege? Then when one examines who mankind has treated His creation and even sought tirelessly to disprove His identity as Creator, He remains patient and merciful upon us to continue to allow mankind to possess any kind of authority.
Genesis 1:24-31 explains that when God finished His creation, He saw it was very good because it was perfect. There was no death for animals with life blood because there was no sin. In fact, Genesis 1:24-31 explains that mankind was originally vegetarian because death for animals with life blood did not exist yet. Hence the proposition that God used evolution to create is more difficult to digest when compared to the claims of scripture. God saw His creation as very good because of its perfect condition. The Bible explains that God's idea of a perfect condition is one without sin, and if there is no sin, there is no death. Thus, death cannot exist at a time when God saw things as "very good." If there is no death, then there cannot be the gradual mutation of forms over the course of any period of time unless those forms continued to live on over the time spans that those theories introduce. The Bible makes things simple. Genesis 1:24-31 shows that God spoke everything into existence, according to its unique kind, while He placed mankind in a position of superiority because of the uniqueness of the triune human makeup, and death was not a part of God's creation since God examined His work as considered it "very good." Therefore, the scriptures reveal that the way one accomplishes one's purpose in life is to utilize all of one's being as a human to worship the Living God who created us in the ways that He desires since He alone is worthy, as seen in the creation account. Praise God!