I would like to know why God created us knowing we’d sin, because he knows everything before it happens, why did he do it?
I would like to rephrase that question: Why did God create us giving us the freedom of choice? Basically this is what this question infers. If God would not have created us because He knew we would sin, He would not be the God of love that He pretends to be. 1 John 4:16
“God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.”
Love gives freedom. Love that holds someone captive is not love, it’s dominion ship.
Now here is proof of the abundant love of God. Although we did sin and erred greatly, God planned our salvation. He planned to redeem us. How? John 3:16-17
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
By sending His only Son, to die the death we deserved. By faith we can receive eternal life! By faith we can be considered by God as having never sinned! By faith we can be reconciled with our Maker! What a wonderful love!
God loves us so much that He gives us freedom. He loves us so much that He left us free to make our own decisions. He loves us so much that Jesus died for us, so that if we accept His offer, we may have eternal salvation. What more can we ask from this wonderful God? Will you accept Him in your life right now? He died for you! All you need to do is accept His offer and believe. He will guide you to eternal bliss.
When God created the earth and heavens, it is quoted in the Bible that God says “and He saw that it was good”. So maybe he created us because “He saw that it was good”, even though he knew that sin would enter.
God created Adam and Eve so that they could make their own choices. They chose to sin so they put the whole world into sin. God knew we were not perfect and so he sent his son to die on that cross for us.
He gave us free will that we would choose to love him, not because we had to. With free choice comes sin. Be blessed,
I believe God [Jesus] created us to learn to be His friend, after all he is already ours. We must fully rely on him, we in our weaknesses . must see him as our potter and we his clay, no pot shapes itself. Not one! love
It is not possible to know the mind of God except as He has revealed it to us in His Word. It is so vast as to be beyond our comprehension.
Having said that, I am reminded of the following verse:
1Timothy 6:16-AV Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom [be] honour and power everlasting. Amen.
From this verse I understand that all except God, i.e., Father Son and Holy Ghost, do not have immortality as a natural state. It is clear that our immortality in the new earth will be conferred and that we will eat of the tree of life. I expect a similar arrangement applies to the angels.
God exists in eternity and is not bound by the limitations of linear time. However the universe and all created beings, angels, humans and whoever else exists out there, are subject to linear time, and are dependent on God for sustaining their continuance.
It is difficult for some to comprehend but God also created evil. Everything that exists was created by Him. It did not just happen. I believe that an aspect of good and evil is the 5th dimension.
Isaiah 45:7-AV I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these [things].
When you think about it it is not so strange. Without knowing good from evil, how would we know what ‘good’ was? Also it is essential in God’s kingdom that all created beings have a free choice whether they will obey Him or not. Satan made that choice, as did a third of the angels.
All of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Had it been OK for God to command obedience it would not have been necessary for Jesus to do what He did. (Any who seek to FORCE religious observance are not of God!).
However, the act of Lucifer in disobeying God was the first of it’s kind, and created beings with their free will have been choosing between the two of them ever since. Since that free will is mandatory, it was necessary for God to demonstrate to the universe the utter hopelessness of sin. Because it was not possible for Him to compromise on His law, the third part of the God Head, The Son, took upon himself our humanity, lived a perfect life, and paid the sin penalty for us.
When it is all over and Satan and his followers, both angelic and human, have been destroyed in the cleansing fire, a lesson will have been learned by all created beings, and a precedent firmly established. In the unlikely event a created being at some time in the future were to be ‘seduced by the dark side’, there would be no need to repeat the process.
We can see then how God has used the earth situation to His purpose. Never forget ‘though that Adam and Eve had free wills, and whilst God knew beforehand what would happen, it was their choice that set us on this path. Never forget too, the tremendous price paid for our salvation. I am sure that God could have demonstrated the failure of sin without going to the trouble of rescuing us from it. However:
John 3:16-AV For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
I think that God did indeed know everything. But, he made us anyway because he also knew that good was going to triumph over evil in the end. I have really studied long and hard on this. I’m sure that there will be a lot of good answers with all kinds of scripture to back them up, but I just couldn’t think of any that I thought was appropriate. It’s such a deep subject, it just opens up all kinds of ideas. But to me the best answers are the simple ones. He wanted man to need him, and to depend on him. God wants to be needed, just like we do. I think when he thought about it, he loved us so much, that he wanted us so much, it didn’t matter whether or not man would be perfect. We have children knowing that they won’t be, knowing that there is a real possibility they will break our hearts time and again, because we love them and want children of our own. Say way with God. Thank you.
God made us, knowing we would sin, because it was important to Him that we have free will. Without that, we would have been nothing but akin to robots. I am sure He feels the same way most of us do, He wants his children to love Him because they want to, not because their free will was taken away. Also, another thought — Don’t we still have children, knowing that they will hurt us, as we have hurt our parents? But the sheer joy that goes with having children overrides all the pain we also know will exist.