Douglas Geivett said: “I think a fundamental question here is the question: Why believe that God has produced a revelation of any kind at all? Do we have good reasons to expect God to try to make contact with human beings, to communicate something that they need to know? I believe there is evidence that God takes an interest in the human condition and therefore can be expected to make contact, to address these very questions that we all want answers to: Why am I here? What is my life for? What is the diagnosis of the human condition?” In approaching the Bible, why does Geivett begin his discussion with human questions of meaning and values?

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      Tommie
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      God made us and is not some god who made us then left us to our own circumstances, but He is the God who seeks to give us purpose and direction. He does this through His written word. Also, he put a God-shaped vacuum in our hearts that cannot be fulfilled until we accept Him and have a relationship with Him This fulfills a need to be of value and to have meaning (eternal) in our lives. Someone has said that when we think too much of ourselves to remember that we are made of dust, and when we feel worthless to remember who died for us. The value of something is dependent on what someone is willing to pay for it. Christ paid our debt with His blood.

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      Judith kamugisha
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      I think Douglas Geivett begin with this question he wanted us to know our life depends on the Bible. The source of every thing in our life come from the Bible

    • #95297672
      Isabelle
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      Geivett begins with questions regarding human meaning and value because these are the questions most people are seeking answers to. The biggest question asked today is what is my purpose/ does my life have meaning? If we can find answers for these questions in the Bible, then people will begin to understand the reasons for God’s creation.

    • #95297363
      Frank
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      I think Douglas Geivett starting this question to show us the only answers concerning our life are found in the bible, it’s bring attention to all human being to understand the sources of everything comes from God from the beginning and to claim the truth the bible is reference.

    • #95296854
      Tiffany
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      I think he does this to bring us all to the same starting point. These questions have crossed every person on earth’s mind at some point, regardless of beliefs. I think with so many conflicting beliefs and ideas in the world, we all feel like we are at different points and have no common ground. These questions are ones that we all ask ourselves. I think he goes on to show that the Bible has an answer to all of these tough questions that we struggle with.

    • #95293214
      James
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      I think Geivett beings his discussion with this focus, because that is exactly where our focus as humans typically begins – what does this say about me or what does this do for me? We want to know our reason/purpose, our worth, what makes us tick the way we do. If we ask these questions of ourselves, often unable to find concrete answers, how great would it be to not only find the Source and Creator of all things, but to also find out He is interested in leading you towards understanding those questions.

    • #95291803
      Cory
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      Because God loves us and wants us to know how to live a life that is pleasing to him and help to restore our sinful nature. Yes. We are here to have a relationship with our creator, to serve and worship God who loves and provides for our means. Life is for living, living for God and learning how to treat others. We are a sinful lost people who is in need of a savior. To show the Bible has the answer to all of our questions if we take the time to study his word.

    • #95286762
      Merle
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      Mr Geivett begins his discussion with human questions of meaning and values. I think so he can give answers with supporting evidence to claims that the Bible is the word of God that many people are struggling to believe.

    • #95285564
      Kevin Menear
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      As humanity has so many questions, it is reasonable to believe that our loving Creator would desire to answer them. By revealing Himself to us, He revealed the answer to all of our questions. By beginning with the globally-shared questions of meaning and purpose, Geivett grounds the discussion of God’s Divine Revelation in universally relatable truths.

    • #95280900
      Michael
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      It is basic human instinct to what to know, the where, why, when we are meant for. Our we just here to get up in the morning and go to bed at night, without thinking about the world around us!!

    • #95278670
      Sharon
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      First, I believe God reveals Himself in any and every situation just in everyday life. So many times, we fail to just see the evidence of the beauty in just waking up each day. God has a plan and purpose for us and if we just simply take the time to read the Word, we will see how evident it is that He cares about communicating with us even in the little things. I, too, am guilty of not always valuing the idea that God cares about every little intricate detail of us, our lives, and our situations. Questioning “Why am I here? or What is my life for?” are questions that plaque our human mind even more so if we have absolutely no relationship with Christ. If we are in Christ and ask those pondering questions, we just need to slow our life down, get in our Word, or just simply have a conversation with Him. He hears us and He will answer.

    • #95277044
      Cindy
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      That is what people want to know. Why am I here and what is my purpose.

    • #125003
      Janelli
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      Because those are the questions we are all asking. That is the reason we seek out a creator.

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      Our Daily Bread
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