Sunday, December 11, 2011


The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever. This statement, although simple enough to understand and confess as what one believes, carries with it a great number of implications which if not endorsed by actual practice of the one confessing it becomes the very statement that should be used as proof of that one’s hypocrisy. Holding to a set of beliefs without practice is a very great evil commonly practiced by those in our day. Many do it out of ignorance, not understanding what the term ‘belief’ means biblically, but it is a deadly ignorance that needs to be addressed.  John 3:36 reads, “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.” It is clear from this verse that those who believe in the Son, have eternal life and are obedient to him. It is stated that whoever does not obey shall not see life making it evident those who shall see life, namely those who are obedient. So, we see here that obedience is an activity of belief and not just some option that man has the freedom to choose or not to choose after having obtained their salvation from the Son of God. Biblical salvation includes the whole man. Every aspect of man must come under the influence of the Holy Spirit. His mind, heart, soul, and strength must all be used to glorify God and enjoy him, otherwise no salvation has occurred. This stands to show that if one is not in the practice of this, one is not a Christian, and therefore doomed to be trodden in the winepress of the fury of God’s wrath.

I will write more on this later, but here is a something to think upon until then. If the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever and man has not been doing this since Adam, what is it that man has been doing as his chief end? And why is this so extremely displeasing to God that he stands to make all who do this drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath for eternity?

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