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The Westminster Shorter Catechism has as its first question: What is the chief end of man? and the answer provided (with references): Man's chief end is to glorify God, [a] and to enjoy him for ever. [b] [a]. Ps. 86:9; Isa. 60:21; Rom. 11:36; I Cor. 6:20; 10:31; Rev. 4:11 [b]. Ps. 16:5-11; 144:15; Isa. 12:2; Luke 2:10; Phil. 4:4; Rev. 21:3-4


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The LDS Plan of Salvation can be found on the official LDS website here. In summary, the following are the main points: We all once lived as spirit children of God in our premortal life. While we were in our Premortal life, our Heavenly Father presented us with his plan of happiness, as described in Abraham 3:22-26 We chose, in our premortal life, to ...


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In Genesis 2: 18-22, it states that animals were created to be companions for man, but that none of them was found worthy to be a true companion the way Eve was. It's interesting to note that God said to eat "of every tree of the garden" but nothing about eating flesh. But after the Fall introduced mortality to the world, the Lord made for Adam and Eve ...


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The animals, like all creation, were created for the "Glory of God" (Psalm 19:1-3). Col 1:16 says "all things have been created through him and for him" (emphasis mine). Further, Isaiah 45:18 says, "For this is what the LORD says— he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, ...


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It's hard to follow after David's very good, exhaustive answer, but here is a different approach, which emphasizes more the procedural flow of it as a literal "plan" (David's first few bullet points). My answer is a summary, or in some cases, a re-statement, of what is found in the LDS missionary manual, Preach My Gospel (Chapter 3, Lesson 2). All ...


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I believe that the "chief end of man", or "why man was created" can be summed up in what Jesus said when a lawyer asked him a question. Matthew 20:36ff "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" And He said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the great ...


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The ultimate purpose of man must not, it seems, be tied to that which is not ultimate. It is true that God does give mankind commands such as "Be fruitful and increase in number". However, it is important to note that mankind's fulfillment of this command did not prompt God's greatest act. It was rather the separation of mankind from God through sin ...


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Actually, the answer to that question is longer than one should post on a question and answer site, but I would recommend the book "Desiring God" by John Piper. He explains it excellently , but in summary he says this: God is the greatest thing that exists, ever has existed or ever will exist. Therefore, for us to glory anything else, would be sin, as ...


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Colossians 1:16 states: "For by him [Jesus] were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him." Genesis shows what Man is supposed to do/ the goal we've been given, but I'd argue that that doesn't ...


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Prayer after a disaster can be viewed as an expression of love for those that are afflicted by disaster, and Jesus said love is imperative for believers. The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." Mark 12:31


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I would only speculate from scripture a few simple answers. It is apparent that in Christianity it is important that we identify God as our "Father" through Christ, in fact it is God's will that we know him as our Father through Christ so it is apparent that God wanted children. God is love and he loves his servants the angels but what greater vessel for him ...


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Ephesians 1:11-12 11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. The reason we exist is "for the praise of his glory". All praise be to the ...



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