“Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ…” (from Eph. 1:4)
It is our identity that defines our reason for existence. Why we are here must flow from who we are – and from our intrinsic value.
The most substantial reason for rejecting evolutionary thinking is that it can provide no meaning or purpose to our lives. It dwells in the arena of existence without any reason behind that existence. If there is no reason, then there is no purpose – and ultimately, my existence is irrelevant. Whether I exist or not, doesn’t matter. Whether you exist or not, doesn’t matter either. We just happened. So the question of why we are here is moot. It’s a question we shouldn’t even bother asking.
But deep within all of us is this undeniable sense that we want, even need, for our existence to matter. We need to know that we are not just taking up space and using up resources for no reason at all. I have found no logical reason for this underlying “sense” unless there is something or someone that desires that I seek for an answer to that question.
The Bible tells us that there is Someone. This Someone created us, and values us, and seeks for us to find Him. And when we find Him, we not only discover that He loves us, but He also has a reason and purpose for our existence.
None of us are here by accident. We were God’s idea (from before the very creation of the earth). Think about that. God had you and me in Mind, before He ever spoke anything into existence. We are not just a product of life and living – we were a thought in the imagination of our Creator from the beginning of all things.
God creates nothing without purpose. Sometimes, we may not readily see that purpose, but every created thing was thought up by God… and performs some purpose designed by that Creator. And in the grand scheme of creation, we see so many things that exist with a dependence upon other things that exist… that exist upon still other things. All these things work together to form the diversity of the workings of our world – and provide a suitable environment for US to exist.
If nothing exists without a purpose… neither do I. Neither do you. Neither does any person who has ever existed… or who will exist.
The goal of life, then, is to discover my Creator and His purpose in my life. This purpose is best discovered by a relationship with my Creator – and the Bible clearly tells us that there is only one way to do that.
The sole purpose of why Jesus came was to provide a way back into loving relationship with our Creator. Once in that kind of relationship, we can begin to unfold the mystery behind our existence, our value, and our purpose.
Only Christianity can bring us into the fullness of understanding behind who we are and why we are here on this earth. Only Christianity can provide a meaningful answer to how we got here, why we are here, and how to know the One behind all our questions.