Death before Creation? But in order for “something” to die, it must have been in existence before. According to naturalism, death is used to “create” better adapted forms, and the cycles of death which are enacted on the planet through prey and predator relationships are the nurturing ground for adaptive radiation. According to the Scriptures, however, prey predator relationships did not exist in the beginning, and will also not exist in the earth made new. God created a perfect world that was to be ruled and enjoyed by humans. This world has been marred by sin, but God has provided Christ as a solution to repurchase us, his lost possession. In these times death is all around us, but the Bible shows that death is an enemy an intruder on Earth that someday Christ will conquer forever.