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Why did God create Adam and Eve knowing that they would sin. I have asked this many times only to hear that God did it out of love. Not sure how this truly makes sense because, to me, creating people knowing they would have to suffer because they make a mistake that He knew they would be decided by the serpent means that there is no presence of love. It is very contradictory to say all of this happened because of His love for humans. In this case, coming down from heaven and dying for us is not the sacrifice we all seem to think because it could have been avoided because He is all-knowing.

God created humanity out of love and for His good pleasure and ours because our pleasure, when it is holy, is His pleasure. "Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom" (Luke 12:32). God is the Creator and has given humanity and all living species the physical anatomy and the emotional drive to procreate. Thus, as we refer to our biological fathers as "father," God allows us to call Him, "Father." In Christianity, God, Almighty, is not distant from His creation. He has a deep relationship with each of us, whether we welcome Him into our lives or shut Him out.

Most adults have a maternal or paternal instinct in which they wish to fulfill that desire to procreate offspring. When a couple desire to have a child, they know the child will not be perfect. They know that there are many temptations and challenges in the world. If the parents are poor, they know their child will be born and live in poverty. Nonetheless, they procreate out of love and hope the child will grow in goodness. Thus, the child they procreate is out of love, and these parents live the rest of their days teaching, guiding, and disciplining their child into adulthood. The child will exercise his free will and can reciprocate his parents' love or not, cooperate with them or defy them, and ultimately will reap the joy of honoring his parents or the sorrow of dishonoring them. Thus, the Church is our mother to guide us unto God's way.

"For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross" (Colossians 1:16-20).
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