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The answer to the question about the meaning of life is found in the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are not accidents of nature, we are God’s children who he made for Himself. There is something more.
DOES LIFE HAVE MEANING?
What is the meaning of life? This a question each of us asks, sometimes without any awareness at all. The search for the meaning of life has filled books throughout history. At heart, we are all philosophers searching for meaning. At heart, we ought to love wisdom, but too often we play the fool.
The book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament is a literary example of man’s search for wisdom and meaning. But, no matter where the “Preacher” looks, no matter how he examines his life and accomplishments, he draws a negative conclusion. From the start he writes: “The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” (Ecclesiastes 1:1-2) …