In the beginning God created man. And told him to procreate ..
Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply
What is, or was the reason or purpose for procreation?
[Footnote: This question was prompted by some recent comments which outlined reasons for procreating. And, the reasons were quite markedly different to my own thoughts - So am curious as to what others think.]