What Does the Bible Say? According to the revelation of the
Why did God Need Man? The
Secondly, God also made man to have dominion. God had already created spiritual beings, the angels, to serve Him (Psa.
104:4). But the leading angel, whom God had made perfect in beauty, became proud and took the lead to rebel against God. This angel is Satan, the source of all evil in the universe ( John 8:44; Rev. 12:9). God disdained to execute judgment on the creature He had made directly by Himself. Instead He created man with a free will with the intention that man would choose to side with God and exercise His authority over His enemy.
What Happened? However, before this glorious purpose could be fulfilled, Satan through his deception influenced man to also rebel and sin against God (Gen. 3:1-7). This brought man under God's judgment and death. Man had not only disobeyed God, but man's nature became sinful and rebellious. The reason that all men die is that all have been poisoned by sin. Today rather than expressing God, the whole...