Life, Apologetics & Science
Tuesday, August 28
Q: Is life all about you?
Book – The meaning of life
Andre Bitov, a Russian novelist, grew up under an atheistic Communist state. But God got his attention one dreary day. He said, “In my twenty-seventh year, while riding the metro in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) I was overcome with a despair so great that life seemed to stop at once, preempting the future entirely, let alone any meaning. Suddenly, all by itself, a phrase appeared: Without God life makes no sense. Repeating it in astonishment, I rode the phrase up like a moving staircase, go out of the metro and walked into God’s light.”
Q: What is the meaning of life?
Fortunately, there is an alternative to speculation: It’s revelation – We can turn to what God has revealed to us through His Word.
- God was thinking of you long before you ever thought about Him.
You may choose your career, your spouse, your hobbies, and many other parts of your life, but you don’t get to choose your purpose.
Dr. Hugh Moorhead, a philosophy professor at Northeastern Illinois University, once wrote to 250 of the best-known philosophers, scientists, writers, and intellectuals in the world, asking them, “What is the meaning of life?” he then published their responses in a book. Some offered their best guesses, some admitted that they just make up a purpose for life, and others were honest enough to say they were clueless. In fact, a number of famous intellectuals asked Professor Moorhead to write back and tell them if he discovered the purpose of life.
Q: What happens when we die?
Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life”
C.S. Lewis put it like this. He said: `Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.’
I hadn’t realised how many of the pioneers of modern science were believers: Descartes, Newton, Kepler, Galileo, Locke, Copernicus, Faraday, Boyle, Mendel, Kelvin, Pasteur, Lister, Maxwell, Simpson.