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.
I dont believe God created man to be God.or become God.
Nor do I believe that having saved us from that delusion at the beginning he then wants us to fall for it again.
A burning bush in the wilderness is two a penny due to the great heat and the common occurance of instantaneous combustion.
What got Moses atention was that this one was not consumed by the fire.
he had seen many a one durign 40 years a shepherd.
But this one........!
and when God saw that he tunred aside. He spoke to him OUT of the burning bush.
The bush was not God . and God was not the bush.
"It is because I change not said the Lord ye are not consumed"
The treasure put in an earthen vessel is not for our glory but Gods.
"he who seeketh his own glory is not rightous but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him is"
It is now and it will be in heaven also.
The glory of God belongs only to God.
If in Christ we become partakers of his nature .That does not mean we become as he is.
It means that he is our life. We do not have life in oursleves.
On,y the Father hath life in Himself and he has also given this to His son.
Thus" he who has the son has life and he who has not the son has not even seen life"
When our life shall apear we shall apear with him.
Why did God make man?
Why did God create anything?
He needs none of it. For his existence.
But he is by nature a creator therefore he created.
He is good beyond words so that all he created was good.
That all of creation both of heaven and the earth was incredible.
Yet man was the masterpeice.
When my son was born I looked upon him and saw he bore my image in him.
I gave thanks to God and rejoiced and blessed him/
If he had not been my son then he would not have born my image in him but rather the father whos son he would have been.
By creation we are all sons of God.
But there are sons of disobedience and there are sons of obedience.
ALL born of the first Adam are by nature sons of disobedience.
Those born of the last Adam are by nature sons of obedience.
"ye must be born again"
The fall of man did not catch God unawares .He forsaw it and already the answer before the foundations of the world/.
For one man was given the sight to see "A lamb as slain from before the foundations of the world"
"The VOICE of the Lord walked in the cool of the evening" in the garden of Eden.
Ask yourself a question. HOW does a voice walk?
and if that is a problem go a step back.
What indeed is a voice!?
Is not a voice a WORD that has no body?
What sayeth the scriptures?
"A body hast thou prepared for me.."
That voice was the Lord Jesus .
God has not changed.
He is the same from everlasting to everlasting.
What he was he is and what he is he shall ever be.