Learning Center FAQs
Did God use evolution to create life?
If we examine the most reliable evidence, the answer is no, God did not use evolution to create life. The Bible is clear that God made Adam directly from dirt, and he only came to life after God breathed on him: “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 2:7). In fact, “out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast” (Genesis 2:19).
Further, notice that Adam was alone—none of the animals were comparable to him. (This would have been unlikely if Adam had been produced by gradual changes over generations from other animals.) God created the first woman directly from a rib taken from the man’s side (Genesis 2:18-23).
Notice also that all kinds of fish and birds were created in one day, and all kinds of land creatures were created on the next (Genesis 1:20-26).
Can we believe Genesis and evolution? Did God guide an evolutionary process? What did Jesus and the apostles believe about the Genesis account of creation?