Why Are We Created?

prss042779Is there any more in our life than just playing, working, marrying, raising childs, growing old and die? Does life have some meanig and how did life begin? Are we a product of intelligent design? If so, there must be a Designer.

If we consider our brain, the cells of our body and the marvelous very tiny parts in it, as the DNA code, we conclude that behind it all must be a wise Designer. And if there is a design, life must have a reason that add great meaning to our life.

But What Is This Reason?

We are material beings, and have had a beginning. The Great Designer is beyond space and time, and therefore He has no begin and will never die: He is eternal. But humans are created.
The Great Designer, we call God, does explain how he created the first human pair, and tells us that he create us for a good reason: to enjoy life in a paradise earth and live forever. Yes, we will never die (Genesis 1:28, 31; 2:7; Psalm 37:9-11). How do we know that?

For example: Imagine you are invited to eat a very special cake. You are not alone. But before you will eat the cake, it is asked you to answer two questions: how and why is the cake baked? You are surprised but agree. When is point out how the cake is made, remain to solve the question why it is made. Nobody knows but the landlady, and until she decide to tell you the reason she baked the cake, you will never eat it.

It is reasonalble to conclude that a loving Creator wants to let us know the reason he created us. He did it through a material thing, we easily can explore to find the answer. This thing is a book, the Bible. In the Bible God explains the reason why we are created. Do you want to know this reason? Please visit our official web site JW.ORG, for further information about this item and other interesting stuff.

True Faith—What Is It?

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“Without faith it is impossible to please him well, for he that approaches God must believe that he is and that he becomes the rewarder of those earnestly seeking him.”Hebrews 11:6.

WHAT is faith? Some explain faith as a religious belief in God without solid proof of his existence. It is vital to have a clear understanding of what faith is because, as quoted above, ‘without faith it is impossible to please God.’

The Bible says: “Faith is being sure of the things we hope for.” (Hebrews 11:1, The New Testament in the Language of Today) Therefore, faith is founded on accurate knowledge, facts on which right decisions can be based. It requires not only belief but a reason for believing.

Faith or Credulity?

Much of what passes for faith today is in reality credulity—a readiness to believe without a valid basis or reason. Credulity is often built on the shifting sands of emotion and superstition. This is not well-founded faith because it has no reliable basis for belief.

Credulity could cause one to jump to conclusions that may be out of harmony with Bible truth. Accordingly, the Bible warns against unfounded faith: “Anyone inexperienced puts faith in every word, but the shrewd one considers his steps.” (Proverbs 14:15) The apostle Paul wrote:”Make sure of all things; hold fast to what is fine.” (1Thessalonians 5:21) The Bible does not promote credulity. It does encourage faith based on evidence.

Being able to discern true faith from credulity is a serious matter. An individual can be religious and yet not have true faith. Paul noted: “Faith is not a possession of all people.” (2Thessalonians 3:2)

True Faith Binds Man to God

Faith can be likened to a chain with link of confidence and trust that bind man to God. But this kind of faith is something that is cultivated; it is not something that we are born with. How can you develop true faith? The Bible explains: “Faith follows the thing heard. In turn the thing heard is through the word about Christ.”— Romans 10:17.

Therefore, you need to take time to get to know God and the teachings of his Son, Jesus Christ. This knowledge is not acquired without effort. (Proverbs 2:1-9) You must exert yourself to find out what the Bible says so as to be convinced of its reliability.

True faith, however involves the heart—the seat of motivation. Romans 10:10 says: “With the heart one exercises faith.” What doest this mean? As you meditate on godly things, building up appreciation for them, you allow the Bible’s message to sink deep into your heart. Faith grows and becomes stronger as you are motivated to act on God’s promises and as you see the evidence of his blessing.—2 Thessalonians 1:3.

We benefit by being able to face difficult conditions with confidence in God, trusting in his ability to guide our steps and in his willingness to care for our needs.

God’s Son, Jesus Christ, pointed to one long-term benefit of faith: “God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

Faith in God’s promise to reward his servants gives one a fresh perspective on life. Hebrews 11:6 says that true faith involves belief in God’s ability to reward “those earnestly seeking him.” Clearly, then, true faith is not credulity, and it is much more than just believing that God exists. Do you really and sincerely want to know God? If you do, then acquire accurate knowledge from his Word, the Bible, and your faith will be rewarded.—Colossians 1:9, 10.

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Bold Action—Then Lifesaving Teachings —Mark 11:15-17

ImageUpon arriving at the temple on Monday, Nisan 10, Jesus acts on what he saw the preceding afternoon. He starts ‘to throw out those selling and buying in the temple, and he overturns the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves; and he does not let anyone carry a utensil through the temple.’—Mark 11:15-17.

JESUS’ actions reflect what he did three years before when he visited the temple at the Passover of 30 C.E. The denunciation, however, is more pungent this time. The merchants in the temple are now referred to as “robbers.” (Luke 19:45, 46; John 2:13-16

As Jesus continues teaching in the temple, he declares: “The hour has come for the Son of man to be glorified.” Yes, he knows that he has only a few days of human life left. After, Jesus relating how a grain of wheat must die in order to bear fruit—corresponding to his own dying and becoming a means to impart everlasting life to others. —John 12:23-26.

Thinking about his agonizing death that is only four days away, Jesus continues: “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? Father, save me out of this hour.” But what awaits Jesus cannot be avoided. “Nevertheless,” he says, “this is why I have come to this hour.” Indeed, Jesus is in agreement with the entire arrangement of God. (John 12:27)

Being deeply concerned about how his Father’s reputation will be affected by his death, Jesus prays: “Father, glorify your name.” To the amazement of the crowd gathered at the temple, a voice comes out of heaven, proclaiming: “I both glorified it and will glorify it again.” The Great Teacher uses this opportunity to tell the crowd why the voice has been heard, what the consequences of his death will be, and why they need to exercise faith. (John 12:28-36)

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