Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Where Do You Stand?

Why are you here? I don't mean just on this web site, but on earth. What is your purpose in this life? You may be wondering whether you are truly spiritual or authentically religious. It's an extremely important question, and the whole point and purpose of our lives is to make this decision, - one way or the other. Suffering and pain make no sense in this life unless we place them within a framework of meaning, and that meaning has to live in eternity, beyond our short little lives.

The pleasures of life will not compensate us for the agonies and daily troubles we have to bear. It's a scientific fact that pain and loss are experienced in a completely separate part of the brain from the pleasure center. This is why so many outwardly successful people suffer from the pains of past loss. All the money and success in the world won't erase the inevitable fact of age, sickness, and death. We must have a more solid foundation than earthly pleasure.

By answering these questions, you'll know where you stand:

1) Did God create all things according to Divine Plan?
2) Is God perfectly good?
3) Does Satan exist?
4) Are humans bound by immutable Natural Law?
5) Is anything sacred or holy?
6) Are we Americans part of the Divine Plan?

A truly spiritual person will answer yes to all.