We were talking about this question in the General Discussion Area, and someone said we should bring the question over here. So what do you think? Why did God make people?
As originally stated in Gen.1v26, GOD said : Let us make man in our image , after our likeness.....
in plain words : to create us after the GOD-kind , to become as HE is.
In previous verses we read that he created 'living Creatures each 'after THEIR own kind v21.
These only describe the very basic physical existence of living creatures of which 'man is one in his natural state. But we are 'to become spirit as GOD IS SPIRIT' and have 'eternal Life.
But why are we first ' mortal human beings ? So we can die if we reject God's plan and purpose since he will not force HIS WILL on us. We are to accept it of our own free will Deut.30v19.