Why God Created Man

Created by God

God created man in the beginning. He formed him from the dust of the earth and made Eve from the ribs of man (Genesis 2:21-23).

Before God made man, he stated the purpose of creating them. “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion…” he said — Genesis 1:26

God wants man to have dominion over the earth and everything in it. Dominion is to rule and have supreme authority over something.

Man was made to rule and govern. God made man to rule because he is his most special creation made in his image and likeness. Everything else was made for him.

Though man was created to rule and dominate the earth, he is not ruling now because he gave his authority at his fall in the garden of Eden (Genesis 3). Sin grants Satan authority to rule. Anyone living in sin cannot dominate, but is a subject to the devil.

Although mankind lost his authority to dominate, he can regain it through Christ. Jesus said all power is given to him in heaven and earth (Matthew 28:18). The lost power and authority is with Christ. He reclaimed it from Satan by his death on the cross and gives it to anyone who genuinely come to him in faith to receive pardon from sin.
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