Why Did God Create Human Beings?

The fact that God created is foundational to Christianity because if His creation is capricious, unstable, and disorderly, so He might be also. This erodes the Bible view of a loving God who has a wonderful plan for your life just as He has of His total creation.

Alan H. Guth, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 1980 first postulated this “inflationary universe theory.” He concluded the universe began with the creation of space-time out of nothing. Mathematical calculations indicate that space began expanding in time, out of nothing, at an enormous rate. Paul J. Steinhardt wrote in “Scientific American”: “In the course of this stupendous growth spurt, all the matter and energy in the universe could have been created from nothing…” In that creation God created human beings, why?

“For who hath known the mind of the Lord?” (Romans 11:34)

“Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why have you made me like this?” (Romans 9:20) Inquiring minds want to know.

“The Lord has made all things for himself…” (Proverbs 16:4)

“For thus says the Lord, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited…” (Isaiah 45:18).

The psalmist in part explains why He created man in His image: “You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands, You have put all things under his feet….” (Psalms 8:6)

“You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For you created all things, And by your will they exist and were created.” (Revelations 4:11)  One of our purposes is to praise and glorify God.  He created us to be objects of His love and blessings so that we might find fulfillment in praising and honoring Him.

The evolutionary low view of human kind has so devalued human life as to create an environment in which man’s inhumanity to man is tolerable.

God had a purpose in creating you.  Out of love He created humanity for fellowship, as an object to which He might express His love.  If your life is aimless and purposeless, it is because you have failed to realize His great love for you and how His plan for you is best for you.  His plan is for you to have fellowship with Him in time and for eternity.  If you cut yourself off from that plan, life loses much of its meaning.

Sin has broken this fellowship between God and His creation. Therefore, God has followed His miracle of creation with an even greater miracle.  It is the miracle of recreation called new birth through faith in Jesus Christ.