Bacteria And Viruses

Q. I am wondering where bacteria and viruses came from…the creation account gives no level beyond insect life in Gen 1.25 assuming things that creep means insect world, tho they are ugly, God made them, but microscopic world is not mentioned. Why would God make such things dangerous and harmful to life? If he didn’t who did?

A. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning–the sixth day (Genesis 1:31).

This verse tells us sickness and disease, and the things that cause them, weren’t part of the original creation. They came into the world as a consequence of sin.

The earliest sign of God’s grace lies in the fact that in the thorns and thistles and other weeds that came along with sin, God put the remedies for the sickness man would now experience.

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