WHY did God create Man?
In the beginning, God made the heavens and the earth, day and night, and all the animals on our planet - for a purpose. However, did He create man as some kind of hobby? Have you ever wondered WHY you were born? Does our existence END at death? What is our ultimate destiny? Do we exist to rule the UNIVERSE?
The culmination of God's creation was to create US, man, which is what Genesis clearly states (see Genesis 1, especially 1:26).
The Hebrew word for God is Elohim in Genesis 1:26 and elsewhere, which is a plural form, and for that reason, we find the One who is the Creator referring to "our" image (Genesis 1:26-27). Amazingly, God consists of more than one Being. As the Bible continues its revelation of these Beings, it shows them in a family relationship.
Of all His wonderful creations, we are our Creator's greatest achievement. Through the human reproductive process He set in motion, God has created billions and billions of beings. Moreover, it is His desire that every one of these beings become complete in His eyes. The RESURRECTION, when humankind's nature transforms, will bring completion.
Genesis 1 and 2 describes a PHYSICAL creation -- a model that precedes a SPIRITUAL creation. Some have argued that Adam had the Holy Spirit. "After all," they say, "he was created perfect!" Indeed, all that God made was perfect, but it was PHYSICAL - the human creation was only flesh and blood. Even though Adam was perfect, he was incomplete. He lacked a very important ingredient. He lacked the Holy Spirit. Because of his being incomplete, Adam made a wrong decision in the Garden of Eden. He disobeyed God and obeyed Satan. This was the first sin (Genesis 3:22-24).
It is vitally important that we understand how God redeems us. Our salvation is by grace through faith. Christians are His workmanship -- created in Christ Jesus to perform good works (Ephesians 2:8-10). The ministers of this world would have you believe that there are NO WORKS involved in following Christ. They teach a person need only accept Jesus to receive salvation. This is not what the Bible teaches!