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Offline davetaff

Re: Why are we here
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2019, 01:24:58 PM »
Hi Melliff
Thank you for your question I think the answer is quite easy

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

We were created to look after God's creation but instead of looking after it we are destroying it.
But God has not given up he is creating a new man in Christ who will fulfil the purpose God created us for.

Love and Peace
Dave

Offline Indonesia

Re: Why are we here
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2019, 12:21:47 AM »
Hello Melliff
I do not know how to answer your question but to only give ideas or theorys.
I think the bible may give some answers.
Isaiah 45: 18 God created the world to not be empty.
That doesn't answer you but at least we are trying.
The Solar System has empty planets that may show potential for the future. They cannot be inhabited now but they could be in the new heavens and earth.
I think that they show how much God exists.

Offline melliff

Re: Why are we here
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2019, 08:59:13 AM »
Isaiah 45: 18 God created the world to not be empty.
That doesn't answer you but at least we are trying.
The Solar System has empty planets that may show potential for the future.

That's interesting.  It is estimated that there are 1 billion trillion stars in the observable universe and who knows how many planets that represents.  When God created the universe so that he could ultimately create mankind on the Earth, why create so many planets and stars as well?  It seems very wasteful if only Earth was going to be inhabited by his special creation - man. 

Offline Indonesia

Re: Why are we here
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2019, 11:11:49 AM »
Hello Melliff

The stars and planets go on forever and that surely shows the infinite nature of God and eternity.
That goes beyond our comprehension.
That shows His Majestic power and yet He showed His love by coming to the earth as Jesus serving us and laying down His life for us. Matthew 20:28

Therefore we can respond back to Him and serve Him. For serving God is enabling His power to work through us in our lives and our works to glorify God and share that glory but primarily that glory goes to Him.

Only mankind wants to glorify themselves without God but they will mess up without Him.

As individuals we all mess up and God forknew that and that Jesus was known to be Saviour of the world, before the world was inhabited. 1 Peter 1:19-20

As God knows everything He must have known that many would reject Him, but still created the world for the sake of those who would respond to Him.

Having said that God doesn't want any to perish but wants all to be reconcilled to Him. John 3:16
Only many refuse.
As you mentioned so many billions of planets ,that surely shows how much God wants to create and how much He loves us and wants us.
For the present age:
Light has come into the world but darkness was chosen over light!
We are given choice but its in a specific way:
In the present age we do not choose what family and country we are born into . We do not choose what circumstances we are in but we have choice to respond to God from our heart or to not respond.
Still doesn't answer your question,  maybe your relationship with Jesus would, or if you are seeking that because I cannot answer God's purposes for you or for mankind. Only He can.