What is the meaning of life?
I extract phrases from the bible and then relate it to the concept taught in the Landmark forum.
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What does King Solomon the wisest person in the bible say about life?
And the mighty King David says:
Life being meaningless does not mean it is valueless, you are immensely valuable to God who is making YOU day by day with painstaking love. God made life and everything around us for you to enjoy while walking with Him and He made it good...
King Solomon says:
After I moved countries and lived in a place where I had few Christian friends, I can say from personal experience the incredible value of friends in my life who love Jesus and who build a similar purpose in their lives as I am. I yearn for having that kind of friends again.
King Solomon said:
With this background from the bible, it is interesting to note that the Landmark forum, a secular for-profit company that teach self-actualization uses this concept as a central tenet of their teachings. It shows how teachings from the bible can be universally applied whether you are a Christian or not because in this case, it is a universal concept.
The difference between the Landmark forum and how the bible explains it is in the conclusion at the end. If life as we know it is empty and meaningless then what can we do to give it meaning?
Through the bible, we define the value of life in our relationship with God and how we walk with him.
In the Landmark forum, you are asked to choose what is of value to you personally, your values and principles allow you to create a purpose for "your life" even though "life" is empty and meaningless.
As you can see, if you attend the Landmark forum as a Christian, you can choose the bible as the source of your values on which to create the purpose of your life. The Landmark forum does not attempt to answer any eternity related questions but rather teach you how to make the most effective life you can.
For some people the concept of life being empty and meaningless can be extremely stressfull if they don't succeed in creating a purpose from their values. Some people may even commit to Landmark as their life purpose instead of creating a life outside of it. There is nothing wrong with dedicating one's life to a company that exist to give other people a life purpose but it must be done from a true understanding of your values.
Personally, I prefer to make Jesus the rock on which I build my life.
As always with any secular teaching, you as a Christian must guard your heart and ask the holy spirit to protect you. Do not simply take what you are taught but learn from others while constantly praying for personal guidance. Ephesians 6:10-18
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