One of the universal traits of mortals is the need to be wanted, to have a purpose, some sense of meaningful existence. I will go out on a limb here and say most civilizations throughout history have always believed that for everything there is a place and for everything a purpose. 

Proverbs 16:4 KJV

The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

Ephesians 2:10 KJV

10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

I do believe that God has a purpose and a plan for each and everything He has created. Today we ask the question what is the purpose of Christianity? Wikipedia puts it this way, “The core Christian belief is that through belief in and acceptance of the death and resurrection of Jesus, sinful humans can be reconciled to God, and thereby are offered salvation and the promise of eternal life.” I was amazed as I moved around the internet of the difference of opinions given in response to this basic question. Quora answers the question in this manner…The main purpose of Christianity is to bring people into a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.” Can’t find anything here to disagree with. I found close to thirty definitions of the Purpose of Christianity all having in common one central point…all life begins with God and ends with God. From the time of creation until the Day of The Lord our purpose in this life is entwined with God, the creator of all life. If we define purpose we find it described as the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. Merriam-Webster, “The meaning of PURPOSE is something set up as an object or end to be attained.” As Christians, What is our purpose? To what end were we created, one of my favorite go to sites says simply “for His pleasure.”

Revelations 4:11…

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God,

to receive glory and honor and power,

for you created all things,

and by your will they existed and were created.”

Colossians 1:16

16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

To answer the question what is our purpose as Christians is also a simple answer; we owe God a life that is a living sacrifice. We do this through our tithes, offerings, gifts, time, talents, possessions and might I add “in the pew” in the Lord’s House. That my friends brings us back to the Church and the Pew.

Matthew 18:20 KJV

20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

I will close on this note. There is more to this simple verse in Matthew 18. Join me in the Pew next week for a little known translation of this verse.

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