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Why did God create human beings, knowing they would sin?

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Why did God create human beings, knowing they would sin? [Genesis 6:5–6](http://links.biblegateway.mkt4731.com/ctt?kn=16&ms;=NDgzNDM0Njg S1&r;=ODA3NTYyNTAwNzIS1&b;=0&j;=NjQ0MDMwNDA3S0&mt;=1&rt;=0) This question assumes that people are victims caught in the vise of fate. But the Bible teaches that God in his goodness created a world of moral order in which Adam and Eve were free agents. By creating them in his image and likeness, God gave them a unique quality of relationship with each other and with him. God entrusted them with freedom. This freedom included the freedom to turn away from him, and unfortunately, that is what they did. Even though God knew beforehand what Adam and Eve would do, he granted them the capacity to do as they chose. God condemns no one unjustly by causing anyone to sin. He is the judge of all the earth, and he will do right by everyone. He does not compel or coerce human creatures made in his image. Yet nothing can thwart his glory and grace. Furthermore, God shows that he is “abounding in love and faithfulness” ([Ex 34 :6](http://links.biblegateway.mkt4731.com/ctt?kn=17&ms;=NDgzNDM0NjgS1&r;=ODA3N TYyNTAwNzIS1&b;=0&j;=NjQ0MDMwNDA3S0&mt;=1&rt;=0)) by not leaving the human race in its sin. In Jesus Christ, the Creator graciously became the Redeemer. Through his death and resurrection, the way to eternal life has been opened to all who turn away from sin to follow him (see [Jn 14:6](http://links.biblegateway.mkt4731.com/ctt?kn=18&ms;=NDgzNDM0Njg S1&r;=ODA3NTYyNTAwNzIS1&b;=0&j;=NjQ0MDMwNDA3S0&mt;=1&rt;=0)).

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1 angela h = "God wants a true relationship with us. He could have made us love and serve Him, but it is much more meaningful if we love and serve Him because we want to. That is why we have free will.Suppose you have a child. Now suppose that child comes to you, hugs you, and says "I love you" . How great is that?Now suppose you have a child that doesn't want to maintain a relationship (much like teens today). They know everything and have no need for you. So do you force them to hug you and lie and say they love you? Or do you give them the opportunity to mess up so that they realize that you love them and want what is best for them?I know that the things of God go much deeper than this, but it is relevant."
2 Sarah R = "God did not want to create automatons who would just mindlessly follow Him. That is not love. He gave us the gift of free will - to choose for ourselves to do evil or to do good, to choose Him or reject Him, and God honors our choices. "
3 Sarah R = "Sin did not surprise God. Peter says (1 Pt 1:17-21) that before the world began the plan of salvation was "foreknown" by God but only then revealed to us that by Jesus' blood we would be redeemed to Him. The gift of salvation is free to all who will accept it (Eph 2:8)."
4 Sarah R = ""When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;" - James 1:13"