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What is the ultimate goal of a human according to Bible?

One of the most famous answers to this question comes in the Westminster Shorter Catechism, question 1: Q1. What is the chief end of man? A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ...
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Philosophy - is there any point exploring?

Philosophy - is there any point exploring? The short answer is yes, at least from a Catholic perspective. I am sure that some other denominations will be like minded, but not all. What is Christian ...
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Why must God reach the fullness of Glory (reformed theology)?

Let me answer a few of your side-concerns before I get to your main question. Reformed theology stresses that God created the universe for one purpose: to glorify him fully I'm not certain how ...
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Are there explicit statements in the New Testament about the purpose of life?

Here are just a handful of New Testament verses relating to life purpose (based on Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life): Revelation 4:11 (NLT): “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory ...
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What is the purpose of life according to Catholic and Orthodox Churches?

Purpose of life according to Catholic and Orthodox Churches? The purpose of man’s life is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever. For Catholics, the Baltimore Catechism puts it this way: Q. 126. ...
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What is the ultimate goal of a human according to Bible?

The Bible doesn't explicitly state a single "ultimate goal [of living a life]," but it gives plenty of suggestions on how to live, as the question states. It seems reasonable to infer that ...
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What is the ultimate goal of a human according to Bible?

In Jesus's great intercessory prayer in John chapter 17, he summed it up pretty clearly: 1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy ...
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Philosophy - is there any point exploring?

I'm not equipped to actually expound on it SE-style. Yet it should be mentioned that you have encountered a somewhat "modernist" take on the nature of philosophy, and there is also a ...
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Are there explicit statements in the New Testament about the purpose of life?

God's purposes are eternal, therefore I believe the following is most relevant: Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. - John 17:3 ...
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Why must God reach the fullness of Glory (reformed theology)?

All reformed theology adheres to is that the purpose for anything created is to 'glorify God' but that is obviously true under any theology that uses reason within its framework. God must have a ...
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What is the Catholic practice to find God's will for lay Catholics?

I have found the Ignatian way of spiritual discernment to be helpful. It may not be immediately helpful as, like anything else of value, it takes time to learn. Basically, this practice involves ...
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Complementarianism - What are the roles of men and women in the church?

There are two principal kinds of church that have 'complementarian' doctrines. In the first case there are churches with ordained clergy that reserve the office of Priest for men. Chief among these ...
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What is the ultimate goal of a human according to Bible?

It must surely be the reconciliation of all things in Christ? I would just quote a few biblical texts on this, to show that humanity is to be reconciled to God, in Christ, at the end, when all things ...
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What is the ultimate goal of a human according to Bible?

What is the ultimate goal of a human according to the Bible? To be transformed into Christlikeness by the power of the Holy Spirit. To be transformed into the "image of God" that God ...
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What is the purpose of typology in the Bible?

Not all analogies between OT and NT character / event / story qualify to be interpreted as typological relationship. We should be guided by how Jesus and NT authors themselves use them, or probably ...
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Are there explicit statements in the New Testament about the purpose of life?

When a scribe asked Jesus what was the greatest commandment in the law, Jesus' answer quoted a law that expressed our whole purpose in life: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with ...
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Are there explicit statements in the New Testament about the purpose of life?

In Acts 17:26-28, Paul is in Athens preaching the gospel. The Apostle says that God created humans from one blood and they are placed around the world so that they may seek the Lord and come to ...
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