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Atheism Leads to Despair whereas Christianity Leads to Hope

There are times in our lives when we ask ourselves the questions:

What’s the point of it all?

Is there any point to my existence?

It is common for many in our society today to say that there is no ultimate meaning to anything.

The atheistic journalist, Christopher Hitchens said,  “It’s time to move beyond the mewling childhood of our species and deal with reality as it is,” and that is, in his opinion, a reality with no meaning.

According to the atheist, life in this world is pointless, because we live in a universe that just accidently came into being and has no point to its existence. That is a harsh reality for people to come to terms with and leads to a sense of hopelessness. Is it any wonder that multitudes of young people turn to drugs to find some pleasure in a meaningless world?

The Bible does not leave mankind with a sense of hopelessness. It leads us to faith in God who created this world and who has a purpose for His creation. What does the Bible say is the purpose of our lives?

The prophet Isaiah answers that question for us: “Everyone who is called by My name and whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed, even whom I have made,” ( Isaiah 43:7). According to the Bible, the purpose of our existence in this world is for God’s glory. In other words, our purpose is to praise God, to worship Him, to proclaim his greatness and to accomplish His will.

Therefore, in this we find that God has given us a reason for our existence. We were created by Him, according to His desire, and our lives are to be lived in Him so that we might accomplish what He has for us to do.

When we trust the One who has made us, who works all things after the counsel of His will ( Ephesians 1:11), then we are able to live a life of purpose.