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What Motivated God to Create?

Written by Stephen Roach via WORDS THAT BLOOM

Have you thought about what motivated God to take the risk to spin into being such a complex and dependent system as our universe? What compelled him to create, especially one with the capacity to veer so far off course from his original design as ours has proven to do? What hope, what potential did he see that made it worth the risk?

According to the testimony of Scripture and most Classical Christian theologians, God is self-existent.He exists apart from any other cause, independent and complete, lacking nothing within himself.Therefore He didn’t need to create our universe.Rather, it was “for his good pleasure” (Ephesians 1:4-5) that he brought life into being. God created us for himself, for his own glory, as a means of self-expression (Colossians 1:16).

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