Question #3:
Why did God make us?


I do think that there is a higher power and it did create all of this for a reason. It didn’t just decide, “Oh hey lets make trees and leaves and human beings and jackets and coats and anything.” It was all here for a reason but I’m just not really sure what that whole reason is.

Because he was really bored.

I don’t know, maybe he just got lonely.

I think just to live in peace.

What is good wants to create more of what is good. We are God’s artistic creation, his metaphor for representation of good.

I don’t have an answer for that.

You know that’s a very difficult question for me to answer, because I really don’t understand.

Honestly, I don’t really know.

Why did God make us?

Did God make us just to be some form of cosmic experiment where he could watch us as we try to figure out how to navigate through the trials of life? Or are we just on this earth to, I don’t know, climb the food chain and be on top, and hurt everyone on the way up? Or did God make us just to help a couple people and then die? Or is this a question we should just ignore and pretend it doesn’t exist? No, this question is of such importance because it forces us off our own playground and it forces us to deal with something that’s much bigger than ourselves.

God created you for his own glory.

Revelation 4:11 says, “For Thou art worthy, oh Lord, to receive all glory, and honor, and power. For though hast created all things, and for thy pleasure, they are and were created.” You glorify God by honoring him, and enjoying him. For example, when my son enjoys spending time with me, when he laughs with me, when he asks me to do something that he cannot do, he honors me. In a sense, he glorifies me. It’s like the Westminster Confession when it says that the purpose of man is to know God and enjoy him forever.

True happiness lost.

Did you know the first people, Adam and Eve that they enjoyed and obeyed God completely? True happiness was found as they honored and obeyed God. But this joyful relationship did not last forever, because mankind chose to disobey and dishonor God. Romans 5:12 says, “Wherefore by one man, sin entered into the world and death by sin.”

And so now rather than having a joyful a relationship with God, that relationship has been broken.