How did we get here?

by Matt Slick

We got here by the creative act of God where He made the universe, the galaxies, our solar system, the earth, and placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.  They were our first ancient parents, and all people on the earth are descended from them.  We did not evolve from one lower life form to another via primates so as to arrive at our presently "evolved" state.  Of course, there are millions of people who believe in the theory of evolution and who also deny the truth of God's word.  They have the right to their interpretation of the evidence that is presented to them.  Of course, examining their presuppositions is worth a series of articles; but here at CARM, we hold to the inspiration, sufficiency, and truth of the Bible.  It is within its first few pages that we are told how God made our world and how he placed the first man and woman within the Garden. 

Genesis 1:26-28, Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Others have stated that we were seeded from basic DNA molecules brought to us from space via meteors and/or asteroids.  Yet again, another theory says we were planted here by aliens.  Of course, neither of these theories can account for the super complex information structures found in DNA.  The complexity is so fast that "chance" formation in DNA is impossible.

How did we get here?  God made us and put us here as the Bible tells us. 


About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.