Which was first: God or Man?!
Is Man a creation of God OR God a creation of Man? Is it the curious mind of man which tries to find an answer for his existence invented God. This is a more philosophical Question.
Answer in one sentence:
God IS and humans are mere creation of the Almighty God!!
Questions regarding "the meaning of life" has troubled the human mind since the birth of philosophy. Many philosophers arrive at the conclusion that the concept of God is something that was invented to help human in trouble.
In the Epistle to the Romans, it is stated:
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man; and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions.... And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; (Rom 1:20-28)
The attributes of God and His salvation plan in the Scriptures are too marvellous for the human mind. If it was invented, it would have been in different form to control the masses. The message is that of love and not about control!
Many religious organisations control their subjects by misrepresentation or selective presentation of Scriptures. Their goal is to meet their needs and of selfish nature.
For detailed info see article: Does God Exists?(To be continued...)