I know there are several things that we really do not know the answer to.... we just have to wait. But there are things that cross your mind. I know there have been times I have struggled with the fact that God knows everything.. so he knew in advance Adam and Eve would sin. Having the forbidden tree seems kind of like a set up almost. (I am not meaning to be disrespectful). Anyway, but I also understand that it needed to be placed there so man had a *choice*. Other wise we would all be robots. Now, for some reason it occurred to me today.... I always thought that God had created the Angels specifically for praise and worship of him... They were for his enjoyment (no scriptures here). I *thought* that he created humans so they would be *different* from the Angels.... with FREE WILL. But obviously they had some sort of free will, or Satan would not *be* Satan and some of the angels would not have followed him. So God had *beings* with free will in the Angels, no? So it makes me re-ask why then create us.. knowing we would fall. Why did he destroy the race several times (the Ark, etc) and start all over? I know no one knows the motivation of God. It is just I *thought* his motivation was to have creatures who had a choice of loving him.... something he had not had before. Now seeing the Angels had a choice that does not add comfort to me anymore. Any thoughts ?