The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on End Times Prophecy Report
Why is man here?
Another similar question is “What is man’s purpose on earth?”
The purpose of man–and why he was created–is clearly set forth in God’s Word: the Bible.
But it is a purpose which proud men have resisted since the beginning.
“And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:”
The Bible makes clear, both in the Old and New Testament, that God is looking for a people to which He can be a God.
To that end, He set up the earth, created man and gave man the ability to NOT choose God.
By giving man free will (and surrounding him with a plethora of other, ungodly choices), He ensured that those few who DID choose God would be sincere in their choice.
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