The Christian faith provides an objective meaning to life, but that is not evidence that the Christian faith is true. There are many false belief systems that provide objective meaning to life as well.
But C.S. Lewis notes that the very fact that we long for meaning is evidence that something supernatural does indeed exist.
“If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.”
― C.S. Lewis
And Richard Dawkins, the well-known atheist, acknowledges that if atheism is true, life is meaningless.
“In a materialist universe, there is at bottom no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pointless indifference.” -Richard Dawkins
Part of being human is having a desire for our lives to count for something… to be significant. This longing within us is obviously not in itself evidence that Christianity is true, but it most certainly is one more piece of evidence that the Christian worldview is consistent with our deepest longings.
Below is a short, 6-minute YouTube video from William Lane Craig’s ministry on "Is There Meaning to Life?" if you want to take a look.
Because Jesus satisfies the mind and the heart.
-Pastor Steve York
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