Please note that the creation of the universe by Absolute Nothing and life on earth by Darwinian Evolutionary Mutationism is the most widely accepted scientific dogma among the ‘scientific’ community (meaning all those who worship science as their infallible all knowing God) at the time of this writing in 2012 C.E., which might change with the passage of time as has been the case with the ever changing tide of the very unstable scientific belief system and religion. Instead of acknowledging ingenious intelligent design in the genetic blueprint to empower life to evolve so as to be able adapt to a dynamic and a variable habitat to fill the planet with life, science in deliberated stupid proclaimed that everything is from absolutely nothing (in their Big Bang theory), and life is a successive progression of horrific things going wrong horribly cumulatively (in the theory of Mutationism and survival of the fit).
Please read in A Christian Pilgrimage blog the multipart discussion series on evil to understand what actually and exactly evil is, or whether there is really something called evil at all (please note that as of this writing in 2012 C.E. two further installments are yet to be published though parts and pieces of it is contained in this discussion topic as reworked extracts). Once these two last installments are published, the links to them below will be updated accordingly.
3a. Preamble To The Context Of Evil.4. The Context Of Evil.
Then much, much later evil spouted (billions of years according to the measurement of the timescale of earth years) in the world and social order of man, a very short time (anything from at least a year to a few years) after the first family of man created in the image and likeness of GOD, was finally placed on a renewed and repopulated (with life) planet earth that had been destroyed of all life by a rebellion of Spirit personages (aka Angels) some six thousand years ago.
All these were explicitly recorded and testified to by the Christian Holy Scriptures such that the only way anyone reading and studying these Scriptures (as one complete, consistent, coherent record as it should be treated instead of the select disjointed, disconnected and unrelated bits and pieces that all the proclaimed and acclaimed Superlatives among mankind of whatever knowledge disciplines and expertise whether religious or ‘non’ religious have all in deliberated stupidity chose to treat it as) would not understand is because they deliberately adamantly refused to because they lusted to believe something more lust worthy of their ego.
The Holy Christian Scripture did not directly (i.e. explicitly) record how long, though it was implicit that is was very long from our perspective), that it took billions of earth years, before he began to change from being a highly intelligent, knowledgeable and loyal leader (he was created as) among the Spirit Angelic leadership administrating both the Spiritual realm (the Third Heaven where GOD has HIS seat of government or Kingdom) and the secondary Physical realm (our physical material universe which our scientists proclaimed was created by a Singularity of a so called Absolute Quantum Vacuum in utter meaninglessness and out of utter ridiculousness) that was created later.
Please read the chapter ‘Angels, Demons And Men’ of ‘Bible 101 – The Holy Bible Expounded’ by this author for the discussion on Satan the Devil and how he turned from being a fully sane, highly intelligent and righteous servant of GOD to embraced evil, and consequently lust fueled and lust driven insanity, as a recourse to the process and expression of his life.
The discussions on why GOD “couldn't” or “wouldn't” and didn't create all of HIS creatures personages (mankind and the Spirit Angel) all at the same time and instantaneously (i.e. “instant by fiat” whatever that may mean to those using this term) instead of through a lengthy multiple billions of earth years process is in two main multipart discussions:  ‘Why Did GOD Create Satan’ in the blog, ‘A Christian Pilgrimage’; and  the very lengthy multiple installments discussion ‘Why Create Life Through The Process Of Evolution’ in the blog ‘The Holy Bible Expounded’ which discuss the reasons why GOD would create life on earth through a multi billion years process instead of instantaneously (whatever that may mean) and then just some six thousand years ago create mankind in HIS image and likeness.
These two discussions together with another multi parts discussion ‘The Issues Of Reality’ in the blog ‘A Christian Pilgrimage’ all covered the crucial concepts and relating contexts pertaining to the creation as the ultimate reality for the creatures (all the intelligent creature personages) and discuss both what reality and what the creation ultimately is.
For the discussion on what actually is life as the endowment or consciousness essence of free will intelligent personages, please read the chapter ‘GOD IS’ of ‘Bible 101 – The Holy Bible Expounded’ and the multiple installments post series ‘What Is Life’ in the ‘A Christian Pilgrimage’ blog. To understand the issue of freewill, conscious self awareness and intelligence please also read the chapter, ‘Angels, Demons And Men’ for the discussion on why and what does it mean for GOD to create us with freewill, conscious self awareness and intelligence.