Life: What's the Point?

   Why are we here? This age-old question has been pondered by numerous individuals down through the years. Within each of us is a desire to know that life has meaning. We want to be assured that there is a worthwhile reason for living. Before we answer the WHY we are here, we must first recognize HOW we got here. 

   The origin of mankind, according to evolution, teaches that it took billions of years for a one-celled organism to gradually advance through countless stages of animal species to reach our current status as human beings. Taught as fact and accepted as viable in society, evolutionary origin doesn’t really answer the question of our reason for existence. It would seem the point of life would merely be to survive. We only get one turn in life, so we just live life as fully as we can until we die. Evolution sends us on an unending, impossible quest to find lasting happiness. Yet, everything that this life offers as happiness can be lost and taken away. If all we have is hope in this life, “we are of all men most miserable” (1 Corinthians 15:19). The truth is that we did not evolve to become human beings, but “God created man in His [own] image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them” (Genesis 1:27). God created us as human beings – male and female. 

   Why did God create us? Why are we here? It boils down to one thing; He cr ...

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