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Life has Meaning

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
“For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.”

If there is no resurrection then our faith is in vain and we are left miserable for our life is only here and now. If life is only here and now then there is no consequence for how we live, if that is so, then we should live to fulfill every desire of our hearts here and now.

Aldous Huxley understood this.
I had motives for not wanting the world to have a meaning; and consequently assumed that it had none, and was able without any difficulty to find satisfying reasons for this assumption. The philosopher who finds no meaning in the world is not concerned exclusively with a problem in pure metaphysics. He is also concerned to prove that there is no valid reason why he personally should not do as he wants to do. For myself, as no doubt for most of my friends, the philosophy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation from a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom. The supporters of this system claimed that it embodied the meaning – the Christian meaning, they insisted – of the world. There was one admirably simple method of confuting these people and justifying ourselves in our erotic revolt: we would deny that the world had any meaning whatever

But we have a sure and certain hope, expectation, evidence, of the resurrection. We are sure of our future resurrection because of the example of Jesus Christ’s resurrection. And with it, life beyond death. Life greater than our mortal minds can even comprehend.

That this life does have meaning.
That it does have moral absolutes.
That there are consequences.
And that life is found in the one who has conquered the results of man’s disobedience to his creator (death, hell, and the grave)… Jesus Christ.
That is Good News indeed!

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