Many people throughout history have asked the questions, “Why are we here?”“Why did God create the earth?” “What is the purpose of life?” “Why did God create man?”
People have tried to answer these questions using scientific knowledge or philosophical theories, but they have fallen short. Finding purpose is a lifelong journey for many.
That is first and foremost God is a Father. In the Bible we can find over 150 times where Jesus referred to God as “Father,” but we’ll look at that in more depth later.
God did not create the universe, stars, planets and the earth we live on because He was bored in heaven. He did not need something to do. He was not lonely. God created the earth and everything in it as a home for mankind.
If we read Genesis 1 and 2 we’ll see that God created everything else before He created man and woman. He made the sky, the earth, the plants that cover the earth, the sun, moon and stars, the sea and everything in it, the animals, and then He made man. He didn’t just create Man and place Him randomly on the earth to fend for himself. No, God created a special place just for Adam and Eve: The Garden of Eden.
He also gave man power and authority over the earth and everything in it in order for man to prosper and multiply.
This does not sound like the actions of a distant or unconcerned god. All of the preparations, empowering of mankind and the freedom are evidence that God is truly a loving, heavenly Father.
However, people have created false doctrines based on their personal experiences or the misinterpretation of God’s Word to say that God is angry, condemning and unfeeling toward His creation. If you struggle with seeing God as your Father I encourage you to consistently read the posts in the coming weeks. I’m going to show you how that revelation can change your life.