Where Did I Come From? Why Am I Here? Where Am I Going?
by Garland M. Robinson
The Bible answers each of these most important questions. Where did I come from? The truth is, we did not evolve, we were created. Our maker plainly tells us, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. … And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: … So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” (Genesis 1:1,26-27). “Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves…” (Psalm 100:3; cf. Acts 17:24-31). Why am I here? We are on earth, not to fulfill our own selfish purpose, but to serve our creator by doing His Will. The Israelites were told, “Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave…” (Deuteronomy 10:20). When Jesus was tempted of the devil he said, “…Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” (Matthew 4:10). In another place he said, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon (wealth) ” (Matthew 6:24). Where am I going? Death and the grave are not the end. There are only two final destinations for all people: heaven or hell. The question is, “Where are you going?” I know where you want to go and where you may even think you are going, but that does not mean you will go there. Are you doing what God says? Because of sin, people go to hell. “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God” (Psalm 9:17). “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). God has made a way of escape for sinners (John 3:16; Romans 5:6-10). To be saved from hell and go where God is you must: believe in Jesus (John 8:24), repent of sins (Acts 2:38), confess Jesus (Acts 8:37), be baptized for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38) that they might be washed away in baptism with the blood Jesus shed on the cross (Acts 22:16; Romans 6:3-18). You then must live faithful to God’s Will (Revelation 2:10; 1 Corinthians 15:58). Don’t believe the lie of the devil that all you must do is accept Jesus in your heart as your personal savior. It’s not in the Bible!