Why did God create humanity?

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Genesis 1:26

Before the beginning

To answer this question we have to go all the way back, before the beginning of life on earth. Without getting into a debate about the theories that deal with the beginning of life here on earth, we will go directly to one creator, God. Not just any god, we are going to talk about Jehovah.

Rebellion in heaven

When we compare Isaiah 14:12-17 with Revelation 12:3-4 and Ezekiel 28: 11-19, we read that there was a being in heaven like no other. In Isaiah it is called Lucifer later in the bible called Satan, we can get into these details in another post.

In revelation 12, we read that a Dragon appears in the sky. We later read that an archangel named Michael fights this dragon and casts him out of heaven. Not only this dragon is cast out but a third part of the angels in heaven, referenced here by stars. We will dedicate a post to these references later on.

Vacant places

Revelation 12 tells us that a third part of the angels were cast out of heaven. Imagine all these empty spaces in heaven, they needed to be filled somehow. When we read in the gospels about Judas betraying Jesus, a group of twelve disciples was broken. We also read in Acts about an act to try to fill this vacancy. God does not like vacancies.

The twelfth disciple vacancy is an example of God filling up a vacancy, Steven was the name of the man who filled this vacancy, he later got wrongly stoned to death. The twelfth vacancy was vacant once again, later we understand that the apostle Paul filled this position.

Jesus’ promise

Who then will fill these empty places? When Jesus was here on earth he preached about redemption. A relationship was lost, between humanity and its creator. When Jesus was ready to leave this earth, and ready to redeem the world with God, he made a promise.

John 14:1-3 gives us the promise that Jesus made to his disciples and everyone that follows him. The promise is that He will prepare places in heaven for his followers. Jesus talked about some vacant places that needed to be filled, it only makes sense that these places are the vacant places that were left by the fallen angels.

Conclusion

God created humanity so we can be with him always, he loves his creation. God sent His one and only Son to die for our sins, so that we could freely chose to be with Him. God created you just the way you are and He wishes that you chose to be Him also.

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Author: Omar P

I'm a youth teacher at my church, I love what what I do, I like discussing bible subjects, and I hope to do it for as long as I live. God gave us the Bible to show us how to live, to know how to deal with different situations in life. The Bible is our guide to live according to God's standards not ours.

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