God has finally given me the answer. I have to admit that I’m not intelligent enough to figure it out myself: I really don’t think it could be figured out. I believe God gave me this answer. All I did was ask!
I’ll attempt to explain it to you, but in doing so I will tell you many things you already know so please bear with me as the end result will be worth it. To only tell you the answer wouldn’t work. You have to walk with me to the answer.
We know that God made everything that was made: the universe with all of the galaxies, nebulas, stars, planets, moons, everything. That includes man and then He put us right where He wanted us. He gave us the intelligence, physiques, wealth, and He even chose our parents that He wanted us to have.
Why did God create everything? Well, because “God is love” (1 John 4:8 & 16). Love needs someone or something to love, or love is not complete. Don’t think that I am claiming that God needs me to be complete, but know this I am, and will be eternally grateful that He made, and chose me to love.
It is common knowledge, by those who have thought about it, that God would not make robots to love Him. He could have made man and made man love him, but that is not true love.
If you made a robot and made it love you, you would need some psychological help.
God wanted those who He loves to love Him back. Just as we want whoever we love to love us in return. Would you want to live with a wife, or husband that did not love you?
You could say that God made everything as a test for us. A true test would demand that there could be absolutely no proof, either way that might bias the results. One might say that we are born with a scale of belief, a balance with “God” on one side and “no God” on the other. It is up to the person to place his beliefs on either side of the balance. If the person doesn’t care enough to place beliefs on either side, he is attesting to the fact that he doesn’t even care about God, so he shows no love.
This would explain why there is no proof of God and of course no proof that there is no God.
It should be apparent that we have to have the power to reject God and not believe Him. So He made everything to determine who really would love Him, right? Well, not really!
We know because the Bible tells us that God knows the end from the beginning (Isa 46:10) therefor we know that God already knows who will turn to Him. God could have made us all and immediately sorted us out (judgement), but because we had to be made with the power to disbelieve, we would not have believed Him if we were among the damned. For all of eternity we would think that God was unfair to us.
So there is the answer to the question that has plagued man kind since the beginning of time.
EVERYTHING THAT WAS MADE WAS MADE FOR THE UNBELIEVER.
God didn’t need time and all that happened, because He already knew the outcome. We don’t really need this, because we would have, and will believe God at judgment, and because man is free to sin, we have all suffered from sin (sin always hurts others) and even worse we have all sinned. Which is why we need a covering for our sin.
The unbeliever will know that he is guilty, because he actually lived and committed all of the offenses that God knew he would. The unbeliever will know and have to admit that God’s way is right and can not blame God for sending him away.
It bears repeating, EVERYTHING THAT WAS MADE WAS MADE FOR THE UNBELIEVER.
(except for Jesus of course, but then Jesus was not made)