“If life ends at the grave, then we have no ultimate purpose for living.” – William Lane Craig
“The fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same. As one dies so dies the other; indeed, they all have the same breath and there is no advantage for man over beast, for all is vanity. All go to the same place. All come from the dust and all return to the dust.” Ecclesiastes 3:19-20
“We were created to enjoy, serve, love, and please our Creator! Why? Because there is ultimate and significant purpose in this! We are given value and purpose from the greatest being in the universe – God. Through His Son – Jesus Christ.
If there is no God, we could all live for ourselves and not worry about a single consequence. All of creation, people vs. animals; none of it would be different as it all would have been thrusted into existence with no purpose. The culmination: a meaningless death for all. That’s all there would be – death. That would be our hope – to die. To get off this rock so we can cease to exist. To not have to persevere any longer through this life.
But if there is a God, (and I am without a shadow of a doubt sure of this through subjective experience, through objective moral reasoning, and through the revelation of absolute truth revealed in the Bible) then all of us should be worried. Worried that we will face a perfect, holy God who offered us purpose, and we rejected Him for insignificance. This is why we must give our lives to the God of the universe. To have ultimate purpose beyond ourselves, and to not waste this life in the insignificance of ourselves.
In Him, we have purpose and hope. He offers it so freely when we give up our insignificance in a radical exchange for His significance.
Jon David Gregoire
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