(This video was originally done by the Truth Project. http://www.thetruthproject.org)
It’s amazing how our idea of God is so inextricably connected to our view of ourselves as well as our worth and meaning in life. “Unless you assume a God, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless.” –Bertrand Russell. This quote is only powerful if you know who Bertrand Russell was. In 1950, Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. He was known as one of the world’s most brilliant thinkers. He was also an atheist. Let me put it this way. No God, no purpose; know God, know purpose. From the mouth of a “brilliant” atheist. We are all governed by something. From internal origin, like pleasure or power, to external, like government and law. The unavoidable reality is something will set your course in life, be your compass, be your god.
If you so choose to adopt the Biblical view of God you adopt a meaningful one.
According to the Bible God is…
Creator of Man. Genesis 1:26 (You have purpose…)
Merciful and loving. Psalm 145:8 (You are loved…)
In control of all and always faithful. 1 Corinthians 8:6 (By a completely consistant being…)
Knows all and sees life from every perspective. Romans 11:33, Psalm 103:19 (Who truly gets you…)