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What came first the chicken or the egg? It is amazing what answers you get when you do ask this question. It is also amazing that many who have tried to answer this question miss the fact that it has already been answered like so many resounding questions. The bible answers this question and so many others, even puzzling ones that have been circulating for centuries.
So what did come first? The answer can be found in Genesis 1:20-25;
“And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky." So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth." And there was evening, and there was morning--the fifth day.
And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind." And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
A chicken is a bird; they can also be regarded as livestock in some societies. According to the book of Genesis God created them on the fifth day of creation. It doesn’t say He created the eggs of the birds, it says He created the birds.
I asked the children in our Sunday School class this question and was told with no uncertainty that the chicken came first. One child, a 10 year old explained, “God created man as an adult, He also created woman as an adult, He would also have created the birds, fish and animals as adults.” When asked why he thought this he said, “you have to be an adult to have kids and God wanted them to multiply just like he wanted Adam and Eve to multiply.”
There are so many questions we are faced with in life, and some so complex or vexing that they create all kinds of emotional, physical and psychological problems. We stand in quandary and ask the people around us for advice or answers and get more and more confused and often agitated. But how many of us go first to the Father for the answer?
Matthew 7:7-8 says,
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Ask in prayer, seek your answers in God’s Word, knock and He will open the door of knowledge for you.
You never need to stand alone in quandary; God has already answered all your questions for you.
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29 Mar 2005
Thank you Patricia. Unless we become like little children, neither wisdom nor heaven will be at hand! Yes, the children and YOU have reminded us of Truth.
28 Mar 2005
The Bible is so underated in most lives of todays Christian. I pray that God bring to my mind to remember to read it myself. We never can get to much of it, unless we don't pray He reveal to us what we read. Great article. God Bless You.
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