Didn’t he already know what adam and eve were going to eat from the tree? didn’t he already know that satan would rebel? didn’t he already know that the world would become corrupt, so he’d need to kill every person on earth except for one family? didn’t he know that he would need to send himself…
Because he is big enough to love us.
If God knows everything, then why did he create us?
Answer: God created us for his pleasure. He is big enough to have a big family. Rev 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Didn’t he know that Satan would rebel?
Answer: yes, of course, God knows everything. There are 10 separate verses in scripture that mention things “before the foundation of the world.” (Matt 13:35, 25:34, Luke 11:50, John 17:24, Ephesians 1:4, Hebrews 4:3, 9:26, 1 Peter 1:20, Revelation 13:8, 17:8).
But knowing something is different than changing it. God gave us a free will, and we can CHOOSE to do something other than to follow him. God is NOT WILLING that ANY should perish, but he knows there are some that will:
2Pe 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Nevertheless, God knows not everyone will choose to have life in Him:
Mat 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Mat 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
But that certainly doesn’t stop him from loving us:
Joh 3:16 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.
Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
If YOU had seven children who were trapped in a van underwater and divers brought you 3 dead bodies, would you tell them it’s OK to stop their efforts to get the rest of the kids?
God is the same with us. It is told us in a parable by Jesus in the New Testament:
Mat 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
Mat 18:12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
Mat 18:13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.
Mat 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
God doesn’t WANT anything bad to happen to us, but there are consequences for the sinful world in which we live:
Rom 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
Mat 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
I pray that you get to know the God who loves you and made you.
John the Baptist
No doubt, God could have made the universe in such a way that nothing ever went wrong. But he didn’t. He created a world that is free to be itself—and to express its identity in continually fresh and creative ways. For some reason, he thinks that is good.
Maybe that’s because it takes such a world, a wild and free world, to be the breeding ground for things God values in human beings—things like courage, devotion, loyalty, self-sacrifice, kindness, generosity, hope, trust. By anybody’s reckoning these are a few of the noblest features of humanity. Would they be in a world without risk, danger, calamity—and death? And where would love be? Love isn’t just a matter of getting along. Love is made real in the crucible of suffering, of self-sacrifice, of loyalty and devotion against the odds. God could have made a “Stepford” creation in which everything worked automatically. But he didn’t. God created a world in which something far more valuable than long physical life could exist. He made a world in which love can exist and grow. In love, humans pull together and respond to suffering and calamity. In love, humans forgive one another, help one another, encourage one another and stand by one another.
For what it’s worth … A misconception about hell is that it is a place of physical torment and torture. Rather, most Christians have understood these descriptions to capture symbolically that hell is final and utter separation from God’s saving grace. Similarly, thinking of heaven as a place of hedonistic pleasures is wrongheaded as well. In fact, those who choose hell would not enjoy the pleasures of heaven since those pleasures essentially flow from a right relationship with God.
He wanted us as companions, and unlike the angels, He gave us freewill so we could could be interesting and unique. The tribulations of this world come not from God, but from our own inadequacies.
Yes, he knew this in the beginning, but being Who and What He is, he decided he would rather have entertaining and amusuing friends even if the cost was so high.
For God to have given man the gift of free will He would have had to give himself a gift as well – – that of not knowing the future. Otherwise all is preordained. If He created us for His pleasure as one answer stated, then perhaps He simply enjoys the unfolding drama, wondering where his creation will lead.
The answer can be found in the last verse of Revelation chapter 4.
God knows everything ? NOT ..
God knows every probability of what can happen .. he has given every person a free will . He knows what can happen ,but it depends on you to choose.
God made us ,and gave us intelligence and free will.
He knew all about us from the beginning and that is why He created Adam
He knew exactly who would come through Noah and that is why He saved him
He knew He would have to sacrifice His Son in order to save us and that is why He did it
He knew that some would reject Him but that others would receive Him and that is why preserved us
You are trying to apply logic where no logic exists. Man created gods and man created the stories associated with gods. Clearly these stories were not meant to be logically scrutinized because they crumble under the mildest scrutiny.
why someone create one toy than another than another?. he created angels to worship him no materialistic human desire only to obey. He created us with free will and desires to see what we do with our life and how many of us will love HIM and listen to HIM.
I can’t see GOD but i feel my GOD. my tiny eyes with tiny brain cant comprehend to see GOD . we are delusional to think we can see GOD.
HE is GOD .Creator of whole universe can you even imagine how big this universe is?
i am Muslim and i love ALLAH. i dont care i see him or not i cant even think that i will see him i am not worthy enough but i 100% sure ALLAH is with me always.
That Satan may speak to all and that All have there say as well so that All may be reveled, to All.