Basic Questions of Life
I realize that some people rarely think about crucial philosophical issues in life. Yet, the 5 most frequently asked questions of life are probably like the 5 W’s of investigative journalism: who, what, when, where and why.
- Where did I come from and how did I get here?
- Why am I here?
- What went wrong with this world?
- Who is going to fix it?
- When I die what happens to me?
I am personally convinced that the following are brief but good answers, although I know there are those who will disagree.
- We have a Creator to believe in Who tells us we were designed and made by the One who owns the universe. He cares a lot about each one of us.
- We have a cause to live for as we proclaim Jesus Christ to be the Way, the Truth and the Life. That’s Why we are here. This relationship leads to a joy-filled life because He wants us to live life to the full.
- We have a creed to live by since He told us that to love God and people are the two most important principles of life. What’s wrong is that this is ignored by many.
- We have a conscience to live with that can be cleared of guilt because there is forgiveness. This is foundational to spiritual and mental health. We also have a community to live in as we experience the support and fellowship of others and give the same to them. This is essential for relational health. Jesus is the One Who can fix this since He has paid the penalty for sin.
- We have a consummation to look forward to When we die. We await the time when those who have put their trust in Him will be with the Lord forever.
The prospects are bright on the sunny side,