"I think many men have professed or were inspired by God, man is flawed so there are so many intrepitations of what God said in writing." (this said by Topak Chopra)
Many believe that God man made him in his "own image", doesn't mean God made us HIS PERFECT CLONE! I have IMAGES here of my wife, but it is NOT my wife, it is an image - not a clone. LAnguage is a skillful art. We know many words added to the dictionary each year.
We are failures at perfection because we are only an image of the lord, nothing more - we cannot achieve greatness but can always attempt to. Humans are weak in the flesh, but strong in the soul: we are this planet's greatest creations - as far as fossil history can prove any ways. I'm a TRUE believer that God created EVOLUTION, man could not explain that concept in the words of Moses! maybe with todays dictionary we'd do better, but that ain't how it played out.
I think, seriously - that our Earth being a living creature to, but with an almost Godzilla nastines that will CLEANSE itself of humans at will - I think it will (if ever needed) exterminate a species that could kill it - a self protective measure enacted so Earth itself wont die.
This is our TEST, to keep this world alive an evolve or continue to survive. Weither we want it or not, our own existance has turned us into GARDENERS of the planet. I guess 7 billion humans on your 8000 mile diameter planet which is 70% covered with water - humans in galactical terms may be parasites!
The Earth will do what it needs to do, whether "that thought" is God's will I do not know, but Earth will survive easily at the cost of man. A tilt in the axis big enough (more than 4% is untold disaster, nothing like modern man and likely no human life has this planet experieced in a long time.
I'd bet this planet has seen a million ices ages before, it is relatively old after all. We just happen to be here now, because the weather in this cycle was possitive toward man's development. Our time could be up, who knows how far a civilization has made it here on Earth before "their time was up" Makes good Sci-Fi talk.
I think we have been given something, throught our ability to always adapt and strive as a creature on this planet, but time is such a poor way to measure success, 200,000 years of developed humans likely brought us here, but home and others came and went ten thousand times before the humans.
God may have spoke to man to create the writings of the Almighty, sadly there are so many intreptations, life would be so simple if everyone had similar religions beliefs in much of the world.
I guess that's why it's called FAITH, trying to explain it is impossible.