In the Beginning
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 soul. ............... Genesis 2:7, KJV
Modern theories of the origin of life, call it clay. Clay, it happens, can catalyze the formation of strands of RNA up to a few dozen bases long. It can also catalyze the formation of lipid and protein vesicles which have some of the properties of cells. Such vesicles can provide convenient reaction chambers for RNA molecules to form longer chains, possibly reproduce, and maybe even serve as templates for linking amino acids into simple proteins.
Sound plausible? Hey, don't blame me, it's Genesis.