We were not created just to become believers in Christ Jesus, and we were not created just so we can get into Heaven. We also were not created just to preach the Gospel—to evangelize and disciple the whole world. Then too, we never were created just so that we can live comfortable lives—have comfortable jobs, comfortable paychecks (or comfortable bank accounts/savings), comfortable homes, comfortable friends, and/or comfortable churches or ministries. First and foremost, God has created human beings for His Glory. His Glory is the beauty and excellence of His diverse holiness or countless perfections. His Glory also is the revelation and manifestation of His Character or all that He has and all that He is.
In spite of the fact that critics have found valid problems with some of the questions asked in the Pew Forum’s September 2010 “U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey,” for example, questions dealing with world religions, especially since world religions’ foundational tenets, practices, history, and famous religious figures have nothing to do with what actually is written in Christians’ Holy Bible, the sad truth is that this survey is spot on about many American Christians, in this 21st-century. Truly, too many of these Christians are living in both a biblically and a doctrinally illiterate culture.
Had the Lord’s First Coming been with ALL of His Glory, EVERYONE would have seen Him and known then that He was Jesus THE Christ, the ONLY begotten Son of God. This is the reason why He prophesies in Matthew 16:27 that it is at His Second Coming that “…the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.” For this reason, His purpose for coming to Earth the first time never included Him embracing His Glory.