On Purpose of Living a Christian Life
It is common doctrine that God created human beings that were tempted by Satan and cast out of the Presence of God. Throughout the history of humanity, God has begun the work of redeeming the race of human beings — the Israelites were reproved and enslaved by Egypt, Israel was sent into exile by Babylon, Jesus of Nazareth was killed by the Pharisees and the Romans. Holy men and women have taken part in the divine providence of God as the story of mankind has unraveled. The generations of men have borne witness to the handiwork of God, the passing over of the Spirit of God, and the revelation of the Will of God through Christ Jesus. These teachings, dogma, doctrine, and theology are central to Christian fundamentalism and philosophy; this philosophy is a theoretical and cognitive connection to the Father. In many ways, we are all representatives of the Creator of the Universe, and stewards of the Earth. Finding purpose among this epic narrative of God and man is one of the most sought after solutions and hardest asked questions. To fulfill the purpose of an individual bestowed by God, one must become familiar with not only the teachings of Jesus Christ, but also how the Will of God has been revealed over thousands of years what it means for the people of the twenty first and twenty second centuries.
A major Christian fundamentalism that can (and must) be applied is the direct implementation of the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. The greatest of the Commandments is properly defined as “God is the Lord. Love Him with all your heart, and all your soul, and all your strength,” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” There are many specific examples that Jesus of Nazareth gave for the charity of the less fortunate, including the commandment to love your enemies and to turn the other cheek to them, to provide from oneself to others items such as clothes, as well as feeding, clothing, and visiting in prison those that are in need. Older accounts of hospitality are illustrated by Abraham’s reception of Angels. Further blessings are announced in the Sermon on the Mount, or the Beatitudes. Applying not only these lessons, but in-depth applications of sacred service to God, aligns a Christian’s heart with the heart of someone who is after God’s Own Heart. This purpose is associated with sanctification, a life filled with the Grace of God and true Christian values.
Another common purpose is derived from Matthew 28:19-20, the Great Commission. The Apostles of Jesus of Nazareth are called to make disciples of all nations and to baptize them in the Name of God. This purpose has been implemented both domestically active and passive, as well as abroad in the work as missionaries. It has also taken the direction of revival for Christian evangelists and spawned many Christian churches in almost every country in the world. The spreading of the Christian Gospel — labor and work, is the purpose of those called to bring change to the world in the form of Christian revelation.
On a spiritual level, Christians are and have been commanded to worship only the Lord God, and not to worship other idols. The examination of one’s heart reveals the true definition of Christianity and salvation in a human being. Of all the shapes that God’s Will has taken, what other universal purpose can be derived from the essence of Christianity? The worship of God should be fundamentally understood as a contrite expression of love from the soul. It is from this place that one’s soul resides and expresses truth that purpose can truly be found, and one cannot hope to reach such a destination without truly living a Christian life, and accepting the values of Christianity as one’s own. It is true that everyone has a purpose, but it is most certainly not true that every human being yearns to express their soul’s connection to Almighty God and the Creator of the Universe. It is not true that every human being submits their will to the Will of He that Created him. Thus true purpose eludes many.
The literary work Paradise Lost can be quoted with the declaration of Satan: “Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.” This statement encompasses the most common purpose of Christian living: to serve. As servants of God, His Will takes prerogative and embodies the actions and activities of a Christian. To discern the Will of God remains the predominant factor in distilling a purpose. This type of sacred discernment comes with the sanctification of the daily life of a Christian. While salvation is a side effect and fundamental hallmark of Christian living, salvation is a separate entity from purpose; it is not our purpose to be saved or achieve salvation. Salvation does not dictate our will or the purpose of our lives. This notion is reserved, as a Christian, for the Will of God and playing our role in His Divine Providence. In order to fulfill the necessary requirements for finding and living out the purpose of a Christian life, one must endeavor to expend as much energy and solutions on the discourse of spiritual living as a comparison to physical living.
In this way, purpose and salvation are presented as separate entities of the spiritual realm. Existed correlations are exemplified by the words of the Saints — salvation is not earned through works alone, and salvation without works is dead faith. Indeed the most ardent objection to Christian living could be based on the necessity of purpose following salvation. “If I am saved, what other purpose do I need?” The answer lies in that as much as God has provided a plan for salvation for individual human beings, He has provided purpose which can be discerned from Christian living. A quick analysis of one’s present environment can often help in finding purpose: “What can I do in my present environment that would better reflect Christian virtues and values?” or as a base for pious and religious Christians: “How can I better serve you, Father?” or “What is your Will, Father?” These questions carry with them solemn exercises of sacred magic that is manifested over the chronology of the existence of human beings.