But Jesus told him, ?No! The Scriptures say, ?People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.? ? (Matthew 4:4 NLT). ((((Based on these scriptures it LQQKS like we can't live with out him.)))) ======================================For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. (Acts 17:28 KJV)
I believe it is both. I'll admit my answer is somewhat unique. But here's why: If you go on the premise that God sent His only perfect begotten son to die for us, then why? Is God some "lovesick fool" who says, "Oh, I know you don't deserve heaven, but I love you so much I'm going to let my son die so I can have you."? I don't think so. God may be the ultimate love, but I feel He's also the ultimate intelligence. Therefore there is something He gains by having a relationship with us. It is a "win-win" scenario for Him and for us.
1Corinthians 3:14-16 "But the man who isn't a Christian can't understand and can't accept these thoughts from God, which the Holy Spirit teaches us. They sound foolish to him, because only those who have the Holy Spirit within them can understand what the Holy Spirit means. Others just can't take it in. But the spiritual man has insight into everything, and that bothers and baffles the man of the world, who can't understand him at all. How could he?? For certainly he has never been one to know the Lords thoughts, or to discuss them with him, or to move the hands of God by prayer."