Originally posted by Bella101:
I can clearly see that we all believe in very different things. So, to see some more of your views I was wondering because some of you don't know if there really is a True God what do you think our purpose for being here is? and where will we go when we die?.... That is what I believe and I'm interested to hear your views...
A good topic to discuss! Anyway each of us has different views concerning our purpose of existence but surely our Heavenly Parent, God has purpose why he created us. Let's see if this topic i presented is acceptable to us or not. I just share anyway ...
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF OUR LIFE?
Each creation has its own purpose of existence. If a creation were to lose its purpose of existence, it would have to be discarded. Then if the purpose of existence is So vital, what is man's purpose of existence?...
We can see in Genesis I that whenever God made a new species of creation He said it was good to behold. Thus, we can say God created the world in order to feel happiness or joy.
How is joy produced? Joy is not created by the individual alone. Joy comes when we have an object, whether invisible or visible, in which we see our own nature reflected and feel the stimulation derived from the object. Therefore, God created man and the universe as His substantial objects so that he could feel His own original nature through His substantial objects...
Thus, since man was created as God's direct object and His child, God gave man dominion over the world. Gen. 1:28 states the essence of the purpose of God's creation of man, the three great blessings: " and God blessed them and God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply; and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion'. . ."
God's first blessing is that of individual perfection. By performing proper Give and Take Action between his mind and body centering around God, uniting them into one, man forms an individual foundation of four positions and becomes the temple of God (I Cor. 3:16). When such perfected individuals become completely one with God in heart (John 14:20), they constantly think and live centering around God, thus achieving deity and becoming the fruit of God's vertical love.
When man achieves God's first blessing, they will naturally share all God's feeling as their own. It would be absolutely impossible for such men to commit a crime for they would indeed feel the grief they would cause God by doing so; rather, such men would only want to be perfect objects of God's joy.
God's second blessing for Adam and Eve was that after attaining individual perfection, they become eternal husband and wife, perfecting the heavenly family, multiplying children of goodness, thus completing the family foundation of four positions centering around God. For Adam and Eve to become eternal husband and wife under God's vertical love means that God's love is perfected in the horizontal plane. In addition, God's giving them the right and ability to multiply God's children means that God is permitting man to experience with his children the same joy that God experiences in His vertical love for us. If Adam and Eve had attained perfection, forming the first family and giving birth to children of goodness, they would have become the true father and mother of all mankind, centering around God, thus becoming the eternal true parents and ancestors of mankind. From this true family as a base, a true society, true nation and true world would have been realized. This is God's will. If Adam and Eve had created such a family and world, it would have been the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
The third blessing God gave to man signified man's qualification to have dominion over the whole creation. God made man as a microcosm of the structures, functions and essential qualities of all things which He had previously created.
Thus, the world of creation was to be the substantial object of man and man was to feel joy when he felt his own nature reflected through the created things which resemble him.
The world where the three blessings are realized is the ideal world in which God and man, as well as man and the creation, are in complete harmony. Such a world is the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. As will be described later, man was meant in the beginning to live on earth a life of total oneness with God, the true being of life and goodness. After such a life on earth, upon his physical death he would then pass into the spiritual world where he would automatically be in the spiritual Kingdom of Heaven. There he would live eternally under the perfect dominion of God's love. http://www.unification.org/ucbooks/dp6h/Dp6h-01.htm