Exploring Our World
Answering Life’s Deepest Questions
Who am I? Where did I come from? Is there life after death? Are there absolute standards of right and wrong? Where am I going when I die? Does a God really exist? Our chosen worldview will most often determine the answer to each of those questions for us, and we may not even realize it.
Truth and Reality
The word “reality” is defined as “the world or state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they are imagined to be.” It is the reality of what actually did happen in the past, and really is happening now, that separates truth from fiction. Truth is based on reality.
The Two Main Perspectives:
From a Naturalistic Perspective:
I am just a higher evolved life form, who is a random chance accident for no purpose who came from hydrogen via a chimp like ancestor (the short version), and I must determine meaning for myself, because I will eventually just go back to dust, and that will be the end of my existence.
From a Supernatural Perspective
I am a totally unique individual, created by an intelligent living being, because of His love for me, and to love Him and my fellow man. Where I will be throughout eternity will depend upon my relationship with Jesus Christ.
Does your current chosen worldview provide a meaningful answer for life’s deepest questions? Does your worldview give meaning to your life?
What About the Belief We Can Be Sure About Our Eternal Destiny?
That is based on what is revealed in the Bible, and the promises that are given.
“The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.”
We learn two things about God's nature in this verse: He is righteous and holy.
Our Human Nature:
1. Romans 3:10 says: “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”
We humans are all unrighteous.
2. Romans 3:23 says: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
Not only are none of us righteous, but we are all sinners. God is righteous and holy; we humans are unrighteous and sinful.
3. Romans 6:23a says: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
This means that death is the payment for our sin, but God offers us a free gift. You don't have to work for a gift.
4. Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
"Commendeth" means to show or put on display.
5. Romans 10:9-10 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
We need to believe in our heart: Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. We then need to confess this with our mouth.
6. Romans 10:13 says: “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
We call on the Lord to save us through prayer.
7. When people wish to be saved, they say a simple prayer such as this:
"Dear Jesus. I believe that you died for me, and then rose from the dead. I believe you can hear and answer my prayer. Please forgive my sin, and come into my heart and save me. Thank you for saving me. Amen."
I hope you have a great eternity!