WORLDVIEW: Existentialism

Today, we’re talking about worldviews. The existential worldview springboards off nihilism (the idea that life is meaningless) and holds that since life is purposeless, our only hope is to “create meaning” for ourselves. Essentially, existentialism denies objective standards from a holy God and replaces them with self-autonomy.

But any attempt to find meaning outside God will always disappoint. You see, existentialism doesn’t square with the Bible’s teaching that the universe is ruled by a personal God who has a divine purpose for what He does. Psalm 33:11 says, “The plans of the Lord stand firm forever, The purposes of His heart through all generations.”

As theologian A. W. Tozer said:

Everything God does has purpose and intention behind that design. It is a master design, and every little thing has its proper place and function.

In other words, life does have meaning because of God.

A related false idea is karma, but we’ll discuss that another time. For more information, go to  Stay bold!

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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