What Are the Answers to the Great Questions of Life?

The Great Questions of Life are defined as questions whose concepts and answers will guide a person’s goals, purpose, and mission in life. The answers to these questions often produce a philosophical base or worldview from which a person interprets the events in life. These questions are often connected with spiritual applications or repercussions concerning the answer’s relationship to eternal life.

How one answers the following questions will impact their entire life ... and eternal life as well.

How one answers the following questions will impact their entire life … and eternal life as well.

Searching for Answers

One of the best ways to encourage life is to boldly confront the issues raised by the great questions of life rather than fearing or shying away from them. If we do not have the answers to these questions, then our lives will generally become reactive to situations and people rather than proactive towards a goal. Reactions to family, friends, work, and society may produce a lifestyle we are comfortable with, but a lifestyle is not life itself. When we know the answers to the questions of life, it will produce a sense of purpose and meaning that can give us goals and projects on which to move forward. It is a means to life abundant and a life with blessing.

Life is Precious

Life was created with a purpose by the Creator. It was no accident. It was not a random chance of chemicals coming together. It was a special act. Knowing this should make a person consider how precious life really is. For man to live life to the fullest, he must understand where he came from, where he really is, where he should be, and where he can be once again.

Who Am I?

“Who am I?” is another one of the great questions of life. In the asking of the question, there is recognition that one person is not just like another. Each person has their own interests, skills, and activities in which to participate. The thoughtful answer to “who am I?” reveals a lot about a person and reveals the goals and work a person might have for their life. But how can this question be best answered?

Where Did I Come From?

Where did I come from? This is, perhaps, the single most important question a person can ask among the great questions of life. It deals with not only with a person’s personal history and ancestry, but also with the origin of man. How a person answers this question will directly impact how all other questions of life are answered. This answer is a basic concept or premise upon which is built all other concepts. Within the world, there are two main answers given to this topic. The first answer is from a secular perspective that yields the view of human evolution. The second answer is from Scripture that describes the creation of mankind by the Creator. The former produces a life without meaning and the latter produces life with great purpose and meaning.

What Do I Want?

“What do I want?” is another one of the great questions of life. Yet many people have not deeply considered what this really means. Instead, answers come from what is popular in their society such as a big house or a sporty car. In regards to life, ‘what do I want’, goes deeper than that … it helps us form our goals and decide how we will spend our time.

What Happens After I Die?

“What happens after I die?” is another one of the great questions of life. This time, examining what happens when that life ends. There are only a few possible answers and those given by Evolution and Creation are almost as far apart as possible.

What is Honor?

To honor something is to lift it up and make it important. Honor must be earned through action and then given by another. Within society, honor can be given for character traits, lifestyles, business success, and victorious warriors. Within the Kingdom of Heaven, honor is given for righteousness.

Last Updated: 2018-07-13
Todd Elder

Todd Elder

Todd Elder has a deep desire to understand and experience Creation. As a Baraminologist, his current research includes developing the Katagenos Species Concept, the Natanzera Classification System, and the Floral Formula Method of determining Plant Kinds. As an author and speaker, his books and seminar materials are designed to encourage a growing relationship with the Creator.
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