Jul 5, 2011

64 Is there purpose thanks to God

Believer says: There must be a God because without one, we would have no purpose, no meaning. We can't define meaning without him. 

But skeptic says: Well, we can hardly define purpose as defined in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 22:14 “Many are called but few are chosen.”

Christians say everyone has ears but few bother to listen and respond. So not everybody who hears the Gospel accepts it. Just the few have “ears to hear.”

Accordingly, then, the bulk of humanity has no purpose or meaning, anyway. 

Paul even says “the god of this world”--that's the devil--confounds the unbelievers. And it seems that God doesn't intervene to prevent it 

2 Corinthians 4:3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

Further, God’s grand scheme works for the comparatively few to go to heaven, and it was the plan from the beginning 

Ephesians 1:11 All things are done according to God's plan and decision; and God chose us to be his own people in union with Christ because of his own purpose, based on what he had decided from the very beginning. 

Recap: It appears that few have been chosen from the start, according to the Christian view. There's purpose for those few. But it's nada for the majority.

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