If God only intended fellowship of man, why is man bound to this earth?
If God intended man to live in their earthly body forever, why do the end of man and the end of earth coincide?
If God created man only to praise him, why did he create man lower than the Angels, but only for a little while? (Psalms 8, Hebrews 2)
When God created man in “our own image”, the image referenced is not physical appearance. God has no physical appearance. The “image” referenced is a single will with God and created without sin. When Adam sinned, that “image” was broken, and the only way to regain that “image” was through an innocent sacrifice, Jesus Christ. Because of Adams sin, another will came in to existence, the will of man. From that moment in time, all men are truly created equal; we are all sinners because of the “sin nature” that has been passed on. Because all men are sinners, our deeds, sacrifices, or good behavior is not adequate for forgiveness, because we are all guilty.
God did not create man solely for the purpose of fellowship. Remember God has already created the Angels. Prior to the creation of man, there was only 1 will in heaven, the will of God. When Satan fell, because of his arrogance, (Isaiah 14) (Ezekiel 28) he and his fallen Angels were imprisoned on earth. (Revelation 12) God made the heavens and earth, but during the initial time of the fallen Angels imprisonment on earth, God made the earth void and formless. This occurred between Genisis1:1 and Genisis1:2. During his imprisonment, Satan protested that a “just” God would not imprison one of his creations without allowing them an opportunity to prove their case. God granted Satan the opportunity to prove “he is like the most high”. God then renewed the earth, created the creatures on the earth, and created man. This is sometimes called the “gap” theory. This also explains the dinosaurs, which were on this earth before man, and the ice age. God released Satan from his imprisonment, and made him the Prince of the earth (John 16) (2 Corinthians 4) to see how well Satan could rule over a lower creation, man. This is why the world is in such a horrible condition. Satan has failed. Man’s only defense against Satan’s schemes is through the word of God, salvation by believing in Jesus Christ as God’s son, and guidance by the Holy Spirit that lives in all believers. Remember, God is the creator and Satan is a creation. There is no struggle between good and evil on a cosmic basis, the struggle is within us.
Isaiah 43 tells us that we are to glorify God and we are his witness. The only way we can glorify God is to acknowledge that we are totally depraved without God, and all blessing are a gift from God, not something we earned or we deserved. Our witness is to the goodness and grace of God which we all receive, but no one deserves.
I Timothy 2 tells us God desires ALL men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth. Galatians 4 tells us that believers are the heir to Gods kingdom. John 17 tells us that believers, Jesus Christ, God and the Holy Spirit are one. When all men are born, their names are entered into the “Book of Life”. The only way our name is removed, is to reject Jesus Christ as the son of God.
ALL the answers are in the Bible, be filled with the Holy Spirit and read.