It’s off to non-mormon bible study tonight. I have a difficult time understanding what the non-mormon world – born agains etc. – believe about why man was created.
I understand that some think God wanted fellowship. He was somehow lonely and created man so He would have someone to associate with. That being so, why create man with agency? But since He did give man agency, didn’t God realize that man would sin? What does it matter? Why does man have to be redeemed from the fall just to have fellowship with God. Why can’t He have fellowship with “inferior” beings. (I associate with riff-raff and sinners and it doesn’t bother me!)
If it’s more than fellowship, and our end fate is to go to heaven to sing praises to God and worship Him, doesn’t that say something about God? That a God would need worship, so He creates man so He can have that need filled? What kind of God is that?
What about the thought that God isn’t anything like us. In their beliefs He is this spirit, ether, energy, combo God or whatever. Why would a God like that create a creature like us that is so foreign to His own being? And then want that unusual creation to come into His presence?
I just don’t find much logic in their thinking. There seems to be too many holes in their beliefs.
The more I think about what others believe about the reasons for our creation, the more I realize that the gospel provides the only answers. Not only are they logical answers, they just feel right too!