Trusting Or Tripping


What is the point of Christianity?  Is it to find eternal life so that we do not have to go to Hell when we die?  Is it to live forever?  Is it our peace and comfort?  The old catechisms answer the first question, the meaning of life, as this:

“The chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.”

– Westminster Catechism

This is the first question we ask when considering the meaning of life and faith, namely Christianity.  What is the purpose or “chief end” as they used to say.  If the fathers of our faith understood Scripture correctly in stating that our purpose is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever, how do we do that?  Some people would argue that God is most glorified in us by our pleasure in Him.  God’s glory is not contingent upon us or our making much of Him…

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