Every human being who has ever lived or will ever live has asked, is asking or will ask four basic questions: Who am I? Why am I here? What is wrong with the world? and How can what is wrong be made right? While we may not say them, it is in the soul of every person to wrestle with these questions.
If these two sets of answers—from our culture and from the Bible—are placed side by side, something very interesting happens. With the answers from our culture, you are left worthless, empty, and hopeless. You’re on your own to pursue satisfaction…and you’ll never find it. But the Bible says you are precious. You have purpose. You were purchased.
The only way what is wrong in your life can be made right is for you to believe what the Bible says. Believe that Jesus took the punishment for your sins by dying on the cross as a substitute for you and that he rose from the dead three days later, showing that God had accepted his death on the cross as the payment for the sin-debt that you owed to God. If you believe this to be true, repent of (completely turn from) your sinful patterns of life, and place your faith completely in Jesus Christ. God promises “if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).
The Answer to life’s ultimate questions is Christ. Those who walk aimlessly through this life will never be satisfied with the answers our culture gives. Christ is the only one who will ever satisfy.
-Voddie Baucham Jr, excerpted from “Life’s Ultimate Questions” (c)2011 Good News Tracts. For more information, view the tract here:http://www.crossway.org/tracts/lifes-ultimate-questions-2837/