Why are we here? Or, Why did God make us?

 by Matt Slick

God made us so we could glorify Him (Isaiah 43:7), have fellowship with Him (1 John 1:1-3), and so that we might be redeemed through his sacrifice on the cross which brings great glory to him in his display of love. He made Adam and Eve and put them in the Garden, and then He walked in fellowship with them. He gave them the greatest thing they could have--His love and presence. After they sinned, God said, "Adam, where are you?" God sought Adam. In Exodus 25:8 God said to Moses while Israel was in the wilderness, "And let them construct a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them." In the New Testament in John 1:14 it says, "And the Word became flesh and dwelt (tabernacled) among us . . . " God seeks our presence. He wants to have fellowship with us. He made us to give us His love and enjoy His presence. But, man sinned and separated himself from God. That is why Christ died for sins--that our fellowship with God would be restored.

However, some say that we are here because we evolved or because aliens put us here. But these explanations are insufficient. Evolution is not without its serious problems; and if aliens put us here, then where did they come from? Where did the information come from that is so intricately woven into DNA?  Did it happened by chance? Or, is the most logical explanation, that like all information, an intelligence is behind?

Why are we here?  We are here because God made us and put us here.




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