Man-His Creation and Purpose
Origins are an oft-debated subject in scientific, educational, political, and even theological circles. While it is the “science” or “faith” of origins that gets all the press and the focus in the debates, the consequences of origins must not be overlooked. “And what are the consequences of origins?” one might ask. They are whether man has a purpose in his existence and whether he has any accountability concerning the way he lives.
In a truly evolutionary universe, man would have no real purpose in his existence. He just is, and there is no real reason for his being as he would only be a product of time and chance. An evolved man would not be beholding to anyone or anything for how he lives either. This means he would truly be without accountability. The invention of authority structures and accountability to those structures would be foreign to the nature and order (or would that be non-order?) of an evolved man. So then he would be free to act and behave as he solely directs himself because he has no purpose or accountability as these things would be relics of the fairy-tell world of a delusional creationist.
So does man really have no purpose for his existence?
Colossians 1:16, “For by him [Christ] were all things created, that are in heaven, and in the earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.”
Hebrews 2:10, “For it became him [Christ], for whom are all things, and by whom are all things. . .”
According to the authoritative Scriptures, man’s purpose for being is simply for God. Man was created by God for Himself.
Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
“And hath made of one blood all nations of men, for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;27That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from everyone of us:28For in him we live, and move, and have our being: as certain of your [Athenian] poets have said, For we are also his offspring.” Acts 17:26-28
So we see that despite this present generation’s cry of “It’s all about me!” life is not about me. It is all about God. Each man’s life should be spent “seeking the Lord” that made us. Instead of this, man’s time is spent in pursuit of many other things like fun, pleasure, fame, riches, etc.
Just as our Creator has made us with a purpose, He also is the One to Whom we must all give an account. Would you be somewhat fearful of an IRS tax audit that would look at every transaction and every record about your finances including those about which you thought no one knew? How much more man should fear the examination of Him that sees and knows the very deepest thought of your heart. The Pharisee of old asked Christ about paying taxes in order to entrap Him with His answer; however, in His answer Christ brought to light a truth they were not prepared to receive. “And he saith unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s.” Matthew 20:25. Caesar’s likeness was undeniably the image on the coinage of that day, but God’s likeness was and is on all mankind. Genesis 1:27, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him: male and female created he them.”
Are you prepared to truly render to God the things that are His?
“These were more noble. . . in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether these things were so.” Acts 17:11