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Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was the author of Brave New World and around 50 other books. Probably one of the best, and potentially most helpful things he ever wrote consisted of the following four sentences:

“God is. That is the primordial fact. It is in order that we may discover this fact for

ourselves by direct experience that we exist. The final end and purpose of every

human being is the unitive knowledge of God’s being. ”

The first four words of the Bible are: “In the beginning, God … “ (Gen. 1:1) — No explanation or argumentation etc. here; just a declaration of plain “take it or leave it,” “it is what it is,” “deal with it,” statement of objective truth. God exists. God existed before time began, has existed and will exist after time has merged into eternity. (See Deut. 33:27; Isa. 40:28).

We exist too. But why? Huxley hit the proverbial nail squarely on the head when he said what he said above — “It is in order that we may discover this fact [the existence of God] for ourselves, by direct experience ...” The Westminster and other confessions of the Christian faith sum it up like this: “The chief end of man is to know God, and to glorify and enjoy him forever.”


But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am

the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth:

for in these things I delight, saith the Lord” (Jer. 9:24).

People ask the question, “Why am I here?” for the same reason that they question the existence of God. Here’s why: Before the fall, mankind possessed faculties that enabled him to know and commune with God, but the curse of sin that mankind has been under since then has disoriented and disabled humanity in this area. But this can and does change as, one by one, people come to a saving intimate, eternal knowledge of God through Jesus Christ. (See John 5:24; Rom. 10:9-13). (Please share this if you can).


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