There is an eternal purpose for our existence.
There is a universal human aspiration to live forever. As C.S. Lewis said “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” Here’s the truth: we were made for another world! We were made by and for someone. That Someone is God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Who is and was and is to come.
God is eternal. And because He is, all things exist. There can be only one being who is eternal and self-existent, who is and was and is to come. All of us instinctively know this, because, when He created us, He placed the desire for the security and stability of eternity in our hearts. We all know that we were made for something beyond this temporary existence. Our true purpose is eternal union with God, an unending companionship with Jesus, the Son of the Father, through the Eternal Spirit. The Bible puts it this way: “And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”
We find ourselves, however, as creatures of time, subject to the process of death. Our outer shell is passing away. We experience pain and suffering. Our time is short. We are like a vapor or mist. We appear for a very short while and then we are gone.
Is that all there is? Or do we live on in some other form when our bodies die? Are we more than physical beings? Is there existence beyond the grave?
There are only two possible answers:
1. There is no life in us that remains after our bodies die.
2. There is existence beyond physical death. That is because we are essentially spirit beings who are temporarily clothed with flesh and blood. We derive our existence from an eternal Creator and exist by Him and for Him.
What are eternity’s values?
What or Who has eternal value?
The word “value” for the purposes of this analysis means:
• the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.
• (usually plural) a person’s principles or standards of behavior; one’s judgment of what is important in life.
God said to Abraham “I am thy shield and
thy exceeding great reward.”
Therefore, of highest value of all is God Himself—the eternal tri-unity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Eternity’s values are expressions of what is important to God in terms of worth, principles and standards of behavior. Eternity’s values reflect the personality and nature of God. When we think about God we cannot even begin to comprehend His essential being because the finite mind can never comprehend the infinite creator. What we can contemplate are His attributes, such as holiness, righteousness, compassion, lovingkindness, goodness, justice, etc.
Also, we see that God puts value on character traits such as humility, meekness, purity, a broken spirit and a contrite heart and actions like repentance, faith, kindness and many more. We see that Jesus, the beloved Son in Whom God is well pleased, is the one whose life is the pattern to be lived out in every child of God. Jesus prayed: “Now this is eternal life: That they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” The Bible tells us that CHRIST IN US is the hope of glory.
Living with eternity’s values in view means being imitators of God, as beloved children.
The Eternity’s Values Project will use every means available to convince people to take a closer look at what really matters in life, EVP will unequivocally affirm the Holy Bible as the source of eternal values in order to encourage people to believe (put full trust and confidence) in Jesus and to be conformed to His likeness.