Why Humans?

Why did the Sovereign God create anything? And especially why did he create humans which are uniquely different in many ways from all other life forms on earth?

Before beginning our search for the biblical answers to these two questions, imagine you are a sentient, all knowing, all powerful immortal being alone in a timeless and empty dimension without other beings like yourself to interact with. Would you be happy or would your life be lonely and without purpose? Would you be content with this existence, or would you find your life tiresome and meaningless? Would you decide to terminate your existence or would you formulate a plan to change your situation?

If this imaginary scenario is in any way similar to the situation in which the Sovereign God found himself, then the biblical record tells us what he did to remedy his lonely existence.

To answer all of these questions, we begin in the Book of Genesis where we must first prove that in the beginning, before anything else existed, only one being existed and that this extremely intelligent and powerful being (i.e., the Sovereign God) created the Creator God and instructed him to create everything else for him.

In the Beginning

Most Bible scholars and linguists agree that the word God in Genesis, chapter one is the Hebrew word Elohiym, which can mean Mighty One or Mighty Ones and therefore can describe two different individuals.

Although the word Elohim does allow for a plural meaning, understanding who God is does not entirely depend on this one descriptive word, because there are many scriptures showing that before this physical dimension of space-time, there were two God-beings—the Sovereign God who became God the Father and the Creator God who became Christ. See Jn.17:5; Eph.3:13-15.

Genesis chapter 1, verse 1 tells us the following about how this physical dimension of space-time came into existence:

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" (Gen.1:1 KJV).

The English phrase In the beginning is translated from the Hebrew word re’shiyth, which basically means the first, in place, time, order, or rank.

Therefore, it would seem more logical to translate verse 1 as, God first created the heaven and the earth. Because the spirit realm already existed and verse 1 is introducing the creation of this physical dimension and everything in it.

The English word created is translated from the Hebrew word bara’; which means to create.

Verse 1 also reveals that, before the existence of this physical dimension of space-time, an extremely intelligent and powerful being planned and executed the creation of heaven and earth. But it neither tells us when these were created nor anything about them before the existence of humans.

However, the biblical record does tell us much about what was happening on earth before the creation of humans. Get a free copy of my article, Before Mankind, which confirms much of this information.

Genesis, chapter one reveals the following important information without which the reason for heaven and Earth's existence and the existence of humans cannot begin to be understood.

Verses 2 through 19 show that many things were done to make the earth habitable. Verses 20 through 25 recount the creation of many different life forms. In verses 26, and 30, the first two humans are created and given dominion over the earth and everything in it.

Earth Created To Be Inhabited

The prophet Isaiah was inspired to record the following about the purpose for Earth's creation:

"For this says the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he has established it, he did not create it in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else" (Isa.45:18 KJV Para.).

Isaiah records the reason for creating the earth was for it to be inhabited. By what and for what purpose it is inhabited is answered throughout the biblical record.

In the context of verse 18, the English words Lord and God are translated respectively from the Hebrew words Yehovah and Elohiym, which mean Self-Existent, or Eternal, and Mighty One or Supreme God.

A casual reading of verse 18 seems to be speaking of the Sovereign God as the one who formed the earth, but is this the God who told Isaiah to record his prophetic message?

John records Christ saying the following to a group of Jews about the Father who is the Sovereign God:

"And the Father himself, which has sent me, has borne witness of me. You have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape" (Jn.5:37 KJV Para.).

If no human has ever heard or seen the Sovereign God, who is the God who personally spoke to Isaiah and other prophets? The God who spoke to Isaiah must have been the Creator God because the biblical record documents many times that the Creator God personally spoke with and appeared to Moses and many others.

The Creator telling Isaiah he is the only God is true in the sense that most Israelites had no knowledge of the Sovereign God; they only knew and interacted with the Creator to whom the Sovereign God delegated power and authority over the earth. The God who spoke to Isaiah was the Creator, not the Sovereign God.

The Creator Created

The Creator God said the following to the prophet Isaiah about himself and his origin:

"You are my witnesses, says the Lord [i.e., the Creator God], and my servant whom I have chosen: that you may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no savior" (Isa.43:10-11 KJV Para.).

In verse 10, the English word Lord is translated from the Hebrew word Yehovah, which means the Self-Existent, which tells us that the Creator God is an immortal being.

The word God is translated from the Hebrew word ‘el, which basically means mighty; especially the Almighty, but also describes any deity.

The word formed is translated from the Hebrew word yatsar which basically means to form or shape. Yatsar is synonymous with the Hebrew words bara (i.e., to create) and asa (i.e., to make).

And the phrase shall there be is translated from the Hebrew word hayah, which basically means to exist, (i.e., be, become, or come to pass).

The Creator God said that he was made and that none like him would be made again. If he was made, it is logical to assume that before he was made he did not exist, and if he was made someone or something made him. The biblical record clearly shows that the Sovereign God created him; therefore, it is logical to assume that only the Sovereign existed before the Creator God.

In verse 11, the English word savior is translated from the Hebrew word yasha`; a primitive root; properly, to be open, wide or free, (i.e., by implication) to be safe; causatively, to free or succor (i.e., help).

The last half of verse 11would be more easily understood as: "I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no freedom."

Because the Creator God became the Savior of humanity, it follows that he not only told Isaiah he was created but also that he is the only God that will ever be created to free humans from the penalty imposed for violating the Sovereign God's law. See Jn.1:1-34; Matt.16:13-17, Mk.8:27-29, Acts 4:10-12.

The Book of Revelation

The first verse of the Book of Revelation tells us that the Sovereign God gave Christ information to convey to his earthly children. Within this prophetic information are many warnings and instructions, some of which Christ directs to individuals identified as the Laodiceans:

"And to the messenger of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things says the So Be It, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God" (Rev.3:14 KJV Para).

In order for there to be no confusion as to who is giving this warning and instruction, Christ identifies himself as the So Be It, (i.e., the Amen, the Creator) the faithful and true witness (i.e., Christ), and then he refers to himself as the beginning of God's creation.

The English word beginning is translated from the Greek word arche, which can mean a commencement, or chief in various applications of order, time, place, or rank.

The word creation is translated from the Greek word ktisis, which in the context of verse 14 means an original formation.

And the word God is translated from the Greek word theos, which when used alone in a sentence means a deity, but when prefaced by the Greek word ho, it can mean the supreme Divinity.

The Creator told the prophet Isaiah that no God was created before him, none would ever be created like him again, and that he is the only savior (Isa.43:10-11). To the Laodiceans, Christ identifies himself as the Creator, as his heavenly Father's earthly witness, and as the Sovereign God's first creation.

The accounts in Isaiah, chapter 43 and Revelation, chapter 3 document that the Creator God did not exist before the Sovereign God created him.

The Word Was With God

The first chapter of John contains scriptures which are difficult to comprehend without knowing, that John is writing about two separate gods:

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (Jn.1:1 KJV).

The English word beginning is translated from the Greek word arche, which basically means beginning in order of time, place, or rank. The word, Word is translated from the Greek word logos, which can mean something said; and by implication a topic or subject of discourse.

John writes that in a beginning the Word (i.e., the Logos) existed. In the context of verse one, logos does not mean a part of speech or language. John uses logos as many of the prophets did when they referred to being given information from the Creator God whom they described as the Word of the Lord. See Isa.38:4; Jer.2:1; Ezk.1:1-3, 7:1.

John documents that before the creation of anything, there were two spirit-beings. One described as the Word (i.e., the Logos), which was with a spirit-being described as God (Theos, i.e., God).

This is further substantiated by John's statements in the rest of chapter one, which show Christ as the Creator God separate from the Sovereign God.

When John writes in chapter 1, verse 2, "The same [i.e., this one] was in the beginning with God" (Jn. 1:2 KJV), he makes a further distinction between these two god beings—the Logos and the Theos. If only one God existed in the beginning, John would not have emphasized this distinction.

"All things were made by him [i.e., the Word, the Logos]; and without him was not anything made that was made" (Jn.1:3 KJV). See Gen.1:1, 26-27.

Here, the phrase were made and the word made are translated from the Greek word ginomai, which can mean to cause to be or to become.

The word anything is translated from the Greek word hice, which means the primary numeral one. By using the word hice, John clearly establishes that nothing was made before the Creator who became Christ made it.

John documents that all things that exist, whether spirit or physical, were made by the Logos who was with the Theos. If what John documents is true, then when the Sovereign God said to make man, he was speaking to the Creator God who became the Savior of humanity.

Some might say John was referring to the Theos (i.e., the Sovereign God) in verse 3 as being the creator of everything, but the assertion that he was indeed speaking of the Word (who became Christ) as the Creator is corroborated by the apostle Paul when he documents in his letter to the elect at Colossi that Christ was the Creator God who created everything for the Sovereign God:

"Giving thanks to the Father [i.e., the Sovereign God], which enabled us to be partakers of the inheritance of the holy ones in light [i.e., all those who truly understand and obey the Father's message of salvation]: Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has brought us into the kingdom of his dear Son [i.e., Christ]: In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins: Who is like the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature" (Col.1:12-15 KJV Para.).

Here, the English word firstborn is translated from the Greek word prototokos, which is derived from the word rotos which means foremost (in time, place, order or importance).

The phrase of every is translated from the Greek word pas; a primary word, meaning all, any, every, the whole.

And the word creature is translated from the Greek word ktisis, which in the context of verse 15 means an original formation.

Verse 15 tells us that Christ is like the Sovereign God (i.e., God the Father), he is an original creation (i.e., a unique creation), and he is the prototype for all future immortal spirit-beings who will subsequently be created to become members of the Father's heavenly family.

Verses 16 and 17 also document that the Creator created everything that exists in the spirit and physical realms for the Sovereign God:

"For by him [i.e., Christ who was the Creator before becoming human], were all things created in heaven and in earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him [i.e., created for the Sovereign God]: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist" (Col.1:16-17 KJV Para.).

Here, the phrase all things is translated from the Greek word pas, which basically means all, any, every, and the whole, which again documents that the Creator God created everything, including spirit-beings, for the Sovereign God.

In verse 16, the word heaven is translated from the Greek word ouranos, which can mean (among other things) the sky or heaven as the abode of God (i.e., the spirit realm). The use of the word ouranos seems to include everything above the earth and in the spirit realm.

What are these thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers the apostle Paul says Christ (as the Creator) created?

In his letter to the elect at Ephesus, Paul says there are spirit-beings who inhabit the earth and the spirit realm that are attempting to destroy the elect. This, strongly indicates that these are the same thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers he mentioned to the Colossians as being created by Christ:

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness; therefore, against spiritual wickedness above the sky. Therefore, take yourselves the whole armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done all, stand" (Eph.6:12-13 KJV Para.).

Delegated Power and Authority

In the beginning of his letter to the Hebrews, the writer documents that the Sovereign God created everything that exists in the heavenly and physical realms through the Creator who became Christ and his first-born physical and spiritual Son:

"God [i.e., the Sovereign God], who at different times and in different ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds" (Heb.1:1-2 KJV Para.).

In verse 2, the English word worlds is translated from the Greek word aion, which in the strictest sense means, an age. It does not mean planets, worlds, or any physical object in the heavens.

In our physical realm, an age can mean a division of geologic time or an epoch, which is a period of time marked by particular events or characteristics.

Because the spirit realm is timeless, physical time cannot describe the unique nature or scope of the spirit realm. If the writer to the Hebrews meant aion in a plural sense, it would explain the creation of this physical realm and would not limit the creation of many unique states of timelessness, which several scriptures indicate exist. See Eph.3:20-21; Jude 11-13; Rev.12:12, 20:1-3, 21:1-3.

In the context of verse 2, when the Sovereign God gave his instructions to the Creator to create things for him, nothing existed but the Sovereign God and the Creator God. After the spirit realm, other spirit-beings, and whatever else the spirit realm contains were created, eventually this physical space-time and what it contains were created.

"Who being the brightness of his glory [i.e., the Father's glory], and the essence of his character [speaking of Christ], sustains all things by the word of his power, and purges our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high [i.e., the Sovereign God]; Being made so much better than the angels, as he has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they" (Heb.1:3-4 KJV Para.).

Here, the English word power is translated from the Greek word dunamis, which basically means miraculous power (usually by implication, a miracle itself):

It is by this spirit-power and his authority to use this power that Christ as the Creator created and now sustains everything for the Sovereign God.

In Hebrews, chapter 1 the writer tells us the following eight things about Christ:

  • He was sent to earth by the Sovereign God to speak to his future immortal children.

  • He is the Sovereign God's heir of all that exists.

  • As the Creator he made all things for the Sovereign God.

  • He is the personification of his heavenly Father.

  • He sustains all that exists through his great power.

  • He sacrificed his physical life for the forgiveness of our sins.

  • He is next in authority to his heavenly Father.

  • He is better in every way than the angels.

  • Of these eight things the following three pertain to this study:

  • Christ was the Creator God who made all things for the Sovereign God.

  • Christ sustains all that exists through his great power.

  • Christ is next in authority to his heavenly Father.

Conclusions

Genesis chapter 1, verse 1 reveals that before the existence of this physical dimension of space-time an extremely intelligent and powerful being planned and executed the creation of this space-time, which includes heaven, earth, and everything in them.

In Isaiah, chapter 43, the Creator said that before him no God was created to be a savior and none will be created after him.

In chapter 1 of John's gospel account, he records that at one point in eternity there were only two spirit-beings in existence—the Sovereign God and the Creator God—and that the Creator who was with the Sovereign created everything for the Sovereign.

In chapter 1of Paul's letter to the Colossians, he wrote that Christ (as the Creator) created everything in heaven and earth, including other spirit-beings.

In chapter 3 of the Book of Revelation, Christ said that he was the beginning of God's creation.

The biblical record documents that the Sovereign God existed before anything else, he was alone in a timeless and empty dimension without other beings like himself with whom to interact, he created the Creator as a companion, and he instructed the Creator to create everything for him.

Why Create Anything?

We now know that the Sovereign God created the Creator God and instructed him to create everything in the spirit and physical realms, but we still need to explore why the Sovereign God created anything, and especially why he created humans? To answer these questions, we first need to answer some questions about the spirit-beings created before humans.

The scriptures document that before the Sovereign God said, "make man in our image," there were (millions, perhaps billions) of spirit-beings created to serve him. These spirit-beings were created with a high degree of intelligence and were authorized to use tremendous spirit-power as noted throughout the scriptures.

REBELLION

The biblical record gives few details about what these spirit-beings were doing in the spirit realm, but we can assume that the Sovereign God and the Creator God expected to have a pleasant harmonious relationship with each of them as they fulfilled their functions and responsibilities. But this did not happen, because one of these high ranking spirit-beings led others in a rebellion against the Sovereign God in an attempt to remove him from power. This attempt failed and these rebellious beings now await their punishment.

But why would some of these beings rebel against their Sovereign?

The following seem to be some plausible reasons for their rebellion:

  • They were created with extreme intelligence and tremendous spirit-power, which could have resulted in some of them developing an arrogant, egoistical, or vain attitude and character.

  • They were created with freedom of choice and could choose whether or not to obey their Sovereign.

  • They were created with emotions.

  • They were not created with godly character.

  • They deceived themselves into thinking they could challenge the Sovereign's authority and power.

Although some of these individuals rebelled, it did not change the underlying reason for their creation, which was for them to have a harmonious relationship with their Sovereign, the Creator, and their fellow servants as they performed their functions and responsibilities within the Sovereign's realm.

The rebellion of these spirit-beings revealed that godly character could not be created in a lesser being than a god-being; therefore, God needed a method through which godly character could become an inherent trait of an individual before their being given life in the spirit realm. Understanding this gives us our first clue to why humans were created.

Pleasures Offered Forever

Within David's dual prophecy about his belief in his and Christ's resurrection after death, he records that in the presence of the Sovereign God there is tremendous happiness, joy, and pleasure forever:

"I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also shall rest in hope. For you will not leave my soul in the grave; neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fulness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forever" (Psa.16:8-11 KJV Para.).

Here, the English word fulness is translated from the Hebrew word soba, which can mean, satisfaction or joy.

The word joy is translated from the Hebrew word simchah, which basically means, cheerful or gleeful.

And the word pleasures is translated from the Hebrew word na`iym, which basically means delightful. (i.e., things that are enjoyable).

There is a promise of eternal happiness, joy, and pleasure to those who follow the path of life the Sovereign God has prescribed for them.

What Christ and Paul said about this promise to those who seize the opportunity of salvation offered to them by the Sovereign God not only explains what the future holds for these individuals but also gives insight into what the Sovereign God wanted to accomplish by creating everything, including humans.

While speaking to his disciples about the things of this life and the things of greater value that one should focus on, Christ said the following:

"But rather you seek the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added to you. Do not fear, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom" (Lk.12:31-32 KJV Para.).

The English phrase good pleasure is translated from the Greek word eudokeo, which basically means, to think well of, approve an act, and especially, approval of a person or thing.

In the context of verse 32, eudokeo expresses God the Father's desire to share his kingdom with his children of whom he approves.

In Paul's letter to the elect at Corinth he writes the following:

"But as it is written, eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither entered into the heart of people, what God prepared for those who love him" (1.Cor.2:9 KJV Para.). See also Jms.1:12, 2:5.

Why would sharing his kingdom with us make the Sovereign God happy? And why would he make an effort to prepare anything in his kingdom for us to enjoy?

The answer is that he will get enjoyment out of interacting with individuals who are like him in every way and who enjoy the same things he enjoys.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you were a member of a very large family who truly love and respect each other, not only as family members but also as friends who always looked forward to being together, enjoying each other's company, and sharing everything together? Would this kind of life make you happy and give you great pleasure? This is exactly what the Sovereign God is offering his human creation, because these and countless other things which give us pleasure also give him pleasure.

This question of why God created humans specifically is easily answered when we understand that humans were created as social beings. The majority of us do not normally want to be alone without other people around us. We choose other people to be friends and companions, we marry, we have families, and we group together in communities and nations, all because we do not want to be alone.

When we choose people to associate with, we try to choose people we have things in common with and who think and behave like us. This is because it is through interaction with these types of individuals that we find great happiness, joy, and pleasure.

When looking at all the scriptures that have to do with the Sovereign God's reason for creating the Creator, other spirit-beings, humans, and everything else that exists in the physical and spirit realms, it becomes clear that his purpose was to fulfill his desire to have companionship, happiness, enjoyment, and pleasure, which he wants to share with other beings just like himself.

It is clear that this kind of interaction could not be accomplished through the spirit-beings created before humans, as evidenced by the rebellion of some of them. Because they were not like the Sovereign God in every way, they could not relate to him and the Creator as equals in attitude, behavior, and character. But how could this situation be changed?

In order to understand how this change was to come about, we need to review Adam and Eve's creation and the Hebrew meaning of several words in Genesis, chapters 1 and 2.

"And God said let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the fowl of the air, over the cattle, over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth" (Gen.1:26 KJV).

Here, most English translations render the Hebrew word asah as "let us" before the words "make man in our image." However, many Hebrew scholars translate just the word asah as make or the full word na`asah, we make. Regardless of the translation "make" or "we make," it does not change the fact that at that moment there were two individuals with the power to create humans.

If we consider the word asah to mean make, the translation would be "God said, make man in our image," this makes the translation consistent with other scriptures which show the Creator God being subordinate to the Sovereign God and creating everything for him, including humans.

In verse 26, the English word image is translated from the Hebrew word tselem, which can mean an illusion, resemblance; hence a representative figure.

The English phrase after our likeness is translated from the Hebrew word demuwth, which can mean resemblance; concretely, model, shape; adverbially, like:

Nowhere else in the Bible do we see the two nouns, image (tselem) and likeness (demuwth) appear in parallelism, which reveals two different things are to be created—the image (i.e., a physical resemblance) and likeness (i.e., a spiritual quality). These two words describe what is desired to be created physically and what is desired to be created as a spirit-being . See Psa.17:15:1.Cor.15:51-54; Phil.3:21; 2.Pet.1:4; 1.Jn.3:2.

"So God created man [humans] in his own image [tselem], in the image [tselem] of God he created them; male and female he created them" (Gen.1:27 KJV).

Notice a clarification in verse 27. Adam and Eve were created similar in physical appearance to the Sovereign God and the Creator God, but not like them as an immortal being. Adam and Eve could die and cease to exist. See Gen.2:16-17. But why create humans that can die, if the goal was to create spirit-beings just like themselves in every way? This question will be answered at the conclusion of this study.

A Companion for Adam

Hidden within the record of Adam and Eve's creation is insight into why the Sovereign God created the Creator God and eventually humans.

Genesis, chapter 1, verses 26 through 31 indicate that Adam and Eve were created on the sixth day of the week, with the events in chapter 2 recorded in their order of importance as they relate to Adam and Eve:

  • Adam is created (Gen.2:7).

  • Adam is placed in the Garden of Eden to care for it (Gen.2:15).

  • Adam is warned not to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Gen.2:17).

  • God decides to make Adam a mate (Gen.2:18).

  • Adam gives names to animals and birds, but he still does not have a mate (Gen.2:20).

  • Eve is created and presented to Adam as his mate (Gen.2:21-22).

So why create Eve? Adam could have fulfilled his function as gardener without a mate, just as each spirit-being in the spirit realm fulfills their functions without a mate. Genesis, chapter 2, verse18, reveals why Eve was created and also gives insight into why the Creator was created.

Although not a word-for-word translation of verse 18, the Living Bible's translation does capture the essence of the thought being conveyed:

"And the Lord God said, It isn't good for man to be alone; I will make a companion for him, a helper suited to his needs" (Gen.2:18 TLB).

It is not clear in verse 18 if it is the Sovereign God or the Creator God speaking. But it makes sense that the Sovereign would be the one speaking as he was in a similar situation before creating the Creator.

Adam's Needs

Why would Adam need a companion when all of his basic needs, such as food and shelter were provided for him? How did the Sovereign God know that it was not good for Adam to be alone?

He knew because he remembered how lonely his life was before he created the Creator and he did not want Adam to suffer this same loneliness. He clearly understood what Adam's life would be like without a suitable companion to interact with and to share his hopes, dreams, goals, and life with. So he created Eve. Additionally, for his plan for humans to go forward, they would need to procreate, and therefore a female is needed to bear children.

The Mystery of Human Existence

Humans were created as physical beings with a limited lifespan, without godly attitude, behavior, and character, but with the potential to become immortal spirit-beings through an educational and experiential process which is well documented in the biblical record. This process guarantees that when a human is transformed into a spirit-being, that they will be absolutely compatible in every way with God the Father and Christ.

The God Family

The apostle Paul wrote the following about those who seize the opportunity for salvation and successfully live in compliance with the way of life God requires to be practiced:

"Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory" (1.Cor.15:51-54 KJV).

The Sovereign God created humans to be transformed into immortal spirit-beings and live with him and Christ forever in a loving, respectful family relationship—this is the purpose for our creation.

The Sovereign God has embarked on the greatest and grandest of all his creations; he is creating beings just like himself in attitude, behavior, and character, and his intent is to share with them all he has created or will create throughout eternity. See 1.Jn.3:2; Rom.8:14-19; Phil.3:21; Eph.3:10-15.

Your Part in the Plan

If you are willing to accept the challenge, your part in this drama of human existence is to be among the very first humans to become a part of the God Family and live an exciting and joyful life for eternity. The process through which this special relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ can be obtained is called Salvation.

The choice is yours to accept or not accept the offer to live forever.


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