Creation

You Are No Accident

You Are No Accident

In my last post I explored how the Biblical account of creation offers a solid foundation for understanding your purpose for existence. I argued, briefly, that if there is a Creator then there is a a cohesive design for the universe. All is intentional. But if there is no creator, if this world is a random and mathematically impossible accident, then there is no ultimate purpose, plan or moral standard. Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow is pointless anyway…

Why are you here? Why do you exist?

Why are you here? Why do you exist?

 Most people can’t answer these questions with any degree of certainty - which is really a problem. How can a question that basic to your day-to-day existence be neglected? Answer: We’re just too distracted to care. It’s on the deathbed that many panic at the sharp reality of this unexplored mystery. We graze like cattle on pleasure, work, ambition, until years pass by, the purpose of it all being still just as mysterious.

It haunts others. By God’s grace, it has haunted me since college. I was on the way to getting my degree, a job, a spouse, and a reputation. But for what? What ultimate reason was there for my ambition? As Socrates says, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Let’s examine.