In previous articles and radio shows, I have written and spoken at length on the chronology and history of creation. Almost all these articles and shows addressed the topic of HOW all things that are VISIBLE to our eyes were created by the INVISIBLE GOD. I would now like to address the subject of the purpose of creation; why did God create anything at all? When we look at the state of the world today, it would be a fair question to ask that if God is omnipotent and omniscient, for what purpose was this seemingly imperfect world created? And what purpose does this fragile, mortal, and not to mention grossly evil creature called man serve? The answers to these questions are to be found in the following scripture:
All things were created for God’s pleasure, how He derives pleasure from His creation is by experiencing life through His creation, man in particular. Regrettably the present age is not yet the age of pleasure, so for the present time God suffers through His creation, man in particular but it was necessary to for such suffering to be endured by God; for without having had the experience of pain He could not enjoy the fullness of pleasure in the age to come. God’s sentience is experienced through His creation, but in this age man exists primarily to inflict pain on His Maker; this is the reason for so much pain and suffering in this world. The entire spectrum of pain suffered by man, from a tiny pinprick to the most brutal death, is suffered by God through man. By suffering all the pain that has ever been inflicted upon any creature, God is equipping Himself to enjoy the pleasures of life forever and ever beginning with the age that is soon coming. God who is all Consciousness has literally divided His consciousness into countless individual consciousnesses, not just in man but all living things, and the sum of the experience of each individual consciousness constitutes His total experience; how else could God experience Life? This is the reason why the Bible tells us that all things have been created for God’s pleasure. Even those whose sole purpose of existence in this life is to inflict pain upon others, mostly the rich and powerful people of this world, serve a purpose for God. So you see there is a reason for the way the world is the way it is, God did not make any mistakes that He is now attempting to correct, His planning and execution of those plans has been flawless from the beginning. This is a complex subject that will require much meditation, prayer, and study of God’s Word for readers and listeners to fully grasp but God has given us His Spirit to lead and guide us into all truth, so it is possible for us to understand the deep things of God.
To fulfill the greater purpose of creation as briefly described above, God had to first of all make Himself visible; God the Father is an invisible being as the Bible tells us in numerous scriptures such as the ones listed below: