Can Life have meaning without God?

Regardless of how successful we are with our personal objectives; we may not feel inner peace without addressing the high-level objective; the purpose of our existence.

It is wrong to say ‘let us enjoy the journey and forget about the destination’

If you find yourself in a train, you should not enjoy the beautiful scenes before first ask: why am I here? Where is the destination?

We should first ask ‘what is the purpose of life?’

What is the value of life if we do not know the purpose of that life?

It is the greatest good for an individual to discuss virtue every day…for the un-examined life is not worth living – Socrates

God is testing us in our short life on earth; the wealthy father has the right to test his children before distributing the wealth.

Testing missions are not supposed to be easy and comfortable.

The test questions are not supposed to be known in advance.

Our life on earth is a very short period compared to the universe time scale; It could be a temporary test period.

There are hundreds of verses and teachings about that as mentioned in the following answer:

How do we know our purpose of existence in this world?

If we cannot identify the truth about life, we will see everything meaningless; that feeling increases anxiety and depression.

Regardless of how successful we are with our personal objectives; we cannot have inner peace without addressing the high-level objective; the purpose of our existence.

It is wrong to say ‘let us enjoy the journey and forget about the destination’

If you find yourself in a train, you should not enjoy the beautiful scenes before first ask: why am I here? Where is the destination?

We should first ask ‘what is the purpose of life?’

What is the value of life if we do not know the purpose of that life?

It is the greatest good for an individual to discuss virtue every day…for the un-examined life is not worth living – Socrates

Our life on earth is a very short period compared to the universe time scale; It could be a temporary test period.

God is testing us in our short life on earth; the wealthy father has the right to test his children before distributing the wealth.

Testing missions are not supposed to be easy and comfortable.

The test questions are not supposed to be known in advance.

The wise father disciplines his children and prepares them for a better life

The obedient son who takes care of others should be rewarded better than the disobedient son who persecutes others.

There are hundreds of verses and teachings about that as mentioned in the following answer:

How do we know our purpose of existence in this world?

Psalm 66:10 teaches ‘For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined’

Proverbs 17:3 teaches ‘The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but God tests the hearts’

Isaiah 48:10 teaches ‘I have refined you, but not as silver is refined.

Rather, I have refined you in the furnace of suffering’

Job 23:10 teaches ‘when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold’

Why did God make it a difficult test for us?

Before the wealthy father distributes his wealth, he may want to record which son is obedient, the records are not for the father who knows, but as a testimony for people who might question the justice of their father

Although the wise teacher knows the hard-working student and the lazy student, he prepares regular exams as testimonies so that the students would not say that the teacher had favored some students over the others. Exams also urge students to get prepared in order to succeed

We have not created the gifts of sight, intelligence, conscience, and many other gifts. Those who can see the miracles in everything around them and in their own creation then deny the existence of God, those must be mistaken.
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God has empowered each of us to be happy and blessed.

God has enabled people to choose their own destinations.

God does not predetermine bad plans for good people.

God does not predetermine good plans for disobedient people.

We see many people born poor but have succeeded in life

We see many people born rich but failed in life

God has empowered us to do and get whatever we want.

God has delegated that task to us, it is up to us to be blessed or to be cursed.

The message that God has revealed is:

‘Blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience’

We can earn salvation by obedience, repentance, and good deeds to help others.

In obedience and repentance is your salvation Isaiah 30:15

Based on the above, the obedient believer should be blessed in this life and should be saved in the afterlife.

That is the truth which should set you free.

The following answers include the details:

in Life is Beautiful

Why did God make it a difficult test for us?

Although God knows what’s in our hearts and what each of us might do, he tests us and wants us to witness our own test results in order to admit that we have been fairly rewarded according to our achievements as recorded in the test results

Before the wealthy father distributes his wealth, he may want to record which son is obedient, the records are not for the father who knows, but as a testimony for people who might question the justice of their father

Although the wise teacher knows the hard-working student and the lazy student, he prepares regular exams as testimonies so that the students would not say that the teacher had favored some students over the others. Exams also urge students to get prepared in order to succeed

We have not created the gifts of sight, intelligence, conscience, and many other gifts. Those who can see the miracles in everything around them and in their own creation then deny the existence of God, those must be mistaken.

What can a human learn from God?
: Deuteronomy 13:3-4 “God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. – It is God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him”.

The wife and husband who enjoy happy family life and do not thank God for the marriage happiness and for the gifts of healthy children must be mistaken for denying God’s gifts.

They have not created the love happiness; they have not created the children; the beautiful wife does not create her beauty; she could have been created ugly; the healthy husband does not create his health; he could have been created sick or blind.

When the father brings many gifts to his children, he likes the grateful son who thanks and does not like the child who is too busy with the gifts to thank the father for those gifts.

Everything in the universe is a miracle and is a proof about the existence of God

Everything in our own creation is a miracle and is a proof about the existence of God

Moving your hand is a miracle; check with a paralyzed person if you have doubts about that

Seeing and hearing are miracles, check with blind and deaf people if you have doubts

Every newborn baby is a miracle

Scientists cannot create any sort of male and female objects which will re-produce

Scientists cannot create a fly or a misquote

If the unbeliever wants a strong evidence about the existence of God or the afterlife (like to see God or someone should rise from the dead), then life will not be a test environment anymore.

Even if that miracle would happen, unbelievers might not be convinced and might find other excuses for their disbelief.

Those who can see the miracles in everything around them and in their own creation then deny the existence of God, might not believe even if someone should rise from the dead.

In Luke 16:19-31, Jesus taught the parable of The Rich Man and Lazarus and explained that If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.

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