Universal Questions: Why Am I Here?

Why Am I Here?

A question of meaning.

A search of this question yielded the following results

Obviously people are seeking answers to this question

Once again, all major worldviews seek to answer this question.
Life either has meaning, or it doesn’t. Plain and simple.

But what is the Biblical perspective on this question?
You may be surprised by the simplicity of the answer, but here it goes anyway:

We are here to have a relationship with God. To love and be loved by Him. 

This is made clear throughout Scripture and it is why Jesus is so important. Jesus offers restoration of this relationship between God and man.

Take a look

Genesis 2 and 3
Too long to quote here, but a couple quick observations

  • God created Adam and Eve and everything was good. 
  • God was in their presence and man was capable of having a right relationship with God.
  • Sin enters the world and separates God from man preventing a right relationship with God.
 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Deuteronomy 6:4-5
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
John 3:16-17 

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
John 14:6 
This list is by no means exhaustive. The Bible has much to say about the relationship between God and man. Much more than I have included in this blog. This point remains: Our purpose in life is to have a loving relationship with God and our meaning is based solely on that relationship.  

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