So exactly how many days did it take You to create everything?
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
And God blessed them and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was good. And the evening and morning were the sixth day” (Gen 1:27-31).
“But beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” (2 Pet 3:8).
It appears that in the beginning God wanted everyone to be a vegetarian, but after the flood He changed all that (Gen 9:3, Mk 7:18-19, Acts 10:9-16).
Why Did God Create Man?
Since the beginning of time mankind has wondered why God created us and to this day it is still a mystery.
It is impossible to understand His reason without knowing Him fully and nobody knows Him completely and never will while we are here on earth.
As Jesus told His disciples:
“And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power” (Acts 1:7).
I figure the reason God made us has to do with His love. Nobody can even imagine what it’s like to love like He does.
We can say that His love for us is unconditional, but that is not correct. His love for us is unconditional as long as we are alive on earth.
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matt 7:21-23).
“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” (2 Pet 3:9).
“Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?” (Eze 33:11).
When Jesus returns most of the world population, dead or alive, will be cast to hell for eternity.
“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:
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matt 7:13-14).
We could say that God made us for the same reason that we have children. I doubt that because He certainly doesn’t need us and He can create anything He wants, why horrible people like us?
If we could understand His love then I think we would understand everything about Him because that is what He is:
“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love” (1 Jn 4:8).
The sole purpose of us being here on earth is to please Him, but that is not why He created us. Yet, He has sort of answered that question:
“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him” (Is 64:4).
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” (1 Cor 2:9).