Why are we alive?
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Thread Topic: Why are we alive?
I asked these questions for years, and I looked for answers in anything I could find. I lived this world's gospel. It left me empty and broken, to the point where my only reason for living was escapism. I thought I was artistic and unique and being true to myself. But the more I sought to be my own god, the closer I got to death.
There are things the world doesn't have real answers for. We all worship. As an agnostic I worshipped my idols, the things in life that I thought gave it meaning. I worshipped people, thinking they could hold me up only to be let down, because no human being can carry another's weight like that. But none of the things I made the center of my life could give me the real purpose and meaning that only Christ can.
I ran so far away from the light, but justice and consequences are inescapable. We're all broken and we all need salvation. That is what Old Testament law proves, that when mankind chose rebellion against our Creator God we cannnot become gods ourselves. This world is cruel, cold, and empty. Under our control every form of darkness and suffering has reigned. When we reject perfection, all we're left with is this slowly crumbling planet.
I can't prove God to you, because we all have to choose to approach Him by the way He has made. But I can speak to what He has done in my life, and point to the countless other lives He's changed throughout centuries. How a Pharisee can go from murdering Christians to becoming one of the strongest defenders of the faith. How in places like China, North Korea, and Iran people who are actually enduring real suffering have become unstoppable forces of love in the face of violence and blind hatred.
I'm not a special case. God can save anyone who seeks Him. He wants to. But do we want to be healed? I know what these testimony posts sound like. I know what atheism and other religions teach. My only agenda on here is to lift up Christ and see hurting people not only healed, but know why they're alive in the first place. Human beings are valuable. The fact that Christ took the cross and shed His own blood to save us should cause us to value every human soul.
I wanted to drop this here. It's Lacey Sturm from Flyleaf. I can boldly make the claim that depression can be healed because it's my own experience as well.
The Coldest Sun Hot ShotI feel like this should be in the Garden.
Ah, okay. I was responding to the hopelessness I saw in the Study. I see depression as a spiritual issue and not something only naturalistic answers can fix. Just glad this wasn't deleted.
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