Why Did God Create People, Anyway?

By Karyn Markwell | 01-Apr-09 in Christian Living
Karyn Markwell

Many Christians throughout the ages have struggled with the question ‘If God is self-sufficient, then why did He create people?’

Here are a couple of different possibilities why God created us:

  • God created people in order to have a relationship with us
    • We know that God the Father is a relational being – after all, He lives in constant communion with God the Son and God the Holy Spirit as well. The trinity is a complete entity which lacks nothing. We also know that when God created people in the Garden of Eden, He made us ‘in His image’ – He created us as relational beings as well
    • It’s apparent that God made us in order to have a relationship – or to fellowship – with us. We demonstrate that we are His children through the relationships that we have with others as well, especially with other Christians
  • God created people in order to love us
    • If you ask most Christians what they believe is the defining characteristic of God, they’ll say ‘love’. This is what Scripture teaches and what Christ demonstrated through His sacrifice for us on the cross. 1 John 4:8-10 tells us that ‘He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins’. John 3:16 says, ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life’. Furthermore, John 15:13 says, ‘Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends’
    • It’s likely that God created us in order to simply love us. He knew that we would sin even before we were born, but He loves us anyway. In order to redeem us from our sin, so that we might be able to spend eternity with Him as well, He demonstrated His love for us by dying on the cross as the payment for our sins

God’s desire to fellowship and love people does not stem from any weakness or flaw in His character. If God had never created us, He would not have been incomplete. He didn’t create us in order to make up for any deficiency within Himself. Instead, He created us simply to have a relationship with us and to love us.

(12 Comments)

we are all god's creature.but is very few off us is choosen children,god's creat us to procreat

God create people to give glory to him. In fact all the creation is to give glory to God.

Yes that is very true and well put,He made us out of His Love and when He made Everything He had us in mind.One day sune Hes gonna say"Go my child and check it out,Take a look at My Everlasting Love for you" That day is very sune and we must be ready

  • jang
  • 10-Sep-09 22:53

He created us simply to have a relationship with us and to love us. ☜ Witgeuljung ... One place for us ... Always, do not lose hope filled. My children & the children of the land ... Thank you very much ...

If you anderstand what eternity realy means you get to tha conclusion that GOD'S eternity past with out his creation is infinity biger than the little time that he has with his creation that means that GOD is absolutely selfsufficient.

  • jang
  • 14-Jan-10 23:43

Happy New Year~♬ God's love with you ... And women and children of the world deulegedo my princess ...

Hy all and God Bless.I wanted to just put up something that the Wonderful Servant of God Job said in 19v25"I know that my Redeemer lives and that He will at last stand on this earth".How Wonderful is Our Great and Merciful God.He is the Lover of my Soul,The Lifter of my head,Infinite in Grace and Healer of Broken hearts.He is close to the contrite and Saves All who call and come to Him through by and in His Son Yeshua.My Jesus,The Glorious and Noble One. Praise His Holy Name. God Bless and Keep yu All Nakiboy Truce

I believe God created us for the same reason that a husband and wife choose to have children--He wanted someone to pour His love upon and share Himself with.

God created people as his son's image and likeness of him, because God loves people all

  • Lisa
  • 01-Apr-13 17:39

what I believe that we have a pre existance, then sent through birth, to be given a chance to be saved here on this earth, then go back and live in eternity, with our maker.

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