If God knew Adam & Eve would sin,
and that most of their descendants would sin,
why did He create them in the first place?
This is a very hard question to answer for several reasons:
1) Our human minds can always ask questions that we don’t have satisfactory answers to. It’s the nature of our inquisitiveness. It spurs us on to find answers. But there will always be questions that we will never be able to answer in this life.
The truth of any subject is determined by where the preponderance of evidence leads us to. We will never have all the answers to a subject but we may have enough evidence to determine its truthfulness.
2) Married couples have children knowing that they will disobey them. But knowing this doesn’t stop them from having children anyway. Couples procreate because they love each other. This analogy helps us a little bit but still doesn’t answer everything.
3) The Bible tells us that God created this universe and everything in it to display His glory (Psalm 19:1). He put us in charge of this creation (Genesis 1:26). We blew it and destroyed this perfect world (Genesis 3). But God’s glory is revealed in His plan that redeems this fallen creation, a world that will be restored to its original perfection (Romans 8:19-21). Part of God’s redemption was sending Jesus to reconcile us to God (John 3:16 & 2nd Corinthians 5:19).
So the goal of all creation is to glorify God. All of God’s plan, including the fall, the atonement of Christ and our redemption, serves the purpose of glorifying God.
4) But even knowing this, we’re still left with a feeling of uneasiness. But not having a complete answer doesn’t bother me. Nobody has all the answers to life, but He has provided me with enough answers that I can trust Him for the rest when I see Him in person. This is where faith takes over. Hebrews 11:1 says faith is the conviction of things not seen. To get a conviction, you have to have some evidence. In other words, God has revealed enough of Himself to me that I can trust Him to reveal the rest when I see Him. And that’s what faith is all about.
For His Kingdom,