What is the purpose of life and our mortal experience? Opposition exists to give us choices that produce trials and opportunities.Moral agency can then be developed. How to we reconcile the body of truth to the vastness of the eternal cosmos? Where does our understanding of theology lead us?
"....Yea, even the wonders of eternity shall they know"..... Doctrine and Covenants 76:8
It seems most interesting to me that the earth's recorded history is only around 6000 years old. Why isn't it 100,000 years old or a million years old? We do after all have an infinite past. Some scientific theories speculate that the cosmic horizon is some 13.8 billion years ago and so began the universe as we know it. It is just speculation however.
Where do we begin to contemplate eternity? To what do we compare it? A ping pong ball in the ocean doesn't even begin to compare to the earth in the infinite cosmos where it floats. We are chained by gravitational forces that we can't see to a sun that gives us life in a finely balanced environment. This is in a galaxy so large and surrounded by a sea of galaxies we can scarcely comprehend.
Archaeologists speculate as to the development of humans, but they don't really know. After all, they are only digging on a single planet in a universe so vast it is less than a child in a sand box.
Sometimes when we don't understand how something works we call it magic. If it has an effect on us and we aren't sure why magic is often the cause. Really though haven't some folks just resorted to a default explanation of some phenomena even though they most likely believe that magic isn't real?
Is the creation of life a miracle or just another thing that happens all to often? Isn't it a miracle if it is you? Really we all are miracles of existence and yet this particular science of creation we understand quite well in some regards.
Was it magic or science when Jesus performed his miracles for witnesses that did not understand them? Is it a miracle or science when a surgeon heals a person that years ago would have died? If that person is you it will surely seem like a miracle.
Isn't science one of God's gifts to us that helps us to discover the wonders of creation? True religion and faith in things we can't see is true science waiting to be discove…
The rain falls and the sun shines. Plant the seeds, pull the weeds, reap a harvest. Don't plant the seeds, there is no need to pull the weeds and reap no harvest.
What is the reason that things happen? Is life a predetermined course? Does God micromanage the affairs of earth and its people? There are people that say everything happens for a reason, it is a cliche.
Other people take a different approach to the philosophy of life. The fact is not everything in life will turn out the way we plan or want it to. Why would someone think that God would have his hand in making one person's life better than another's?
I have noticed in exploring this subject there will be contradictions and questions on all sides of the equation of life. Isn't that the purpose though, to have faith and act the best we can and enjoy the journey?
The scriptures indicate and I believe that God sends us to earth at times that are pre-appointed. He also holds power over the duration of our life…