How often have you heard someone say something like "Do you get the point." Sometimes, the response you get is "Yeah, I get your point. And it just shows that you missed my point." At that time one friend, or the other, begins to 'hammer home the point'. Then the friends don't speak for a while.
What is 'the Point'? Is it "see it my way, or it's the highway?" Are we so proud to think that the way we see things, and the way we want things, is the way it truly is or, the way it ought to be?
In the quest for answers to the old "meaning of life" question, we humans want life's meaning to be centered around us. In the struggles of life in this world we ask ourselves, "Why am I here? Why is this happening to me? What do I really want? Is this all there is? What is the reason? What is 'the Point'?
The answer to 'the meaning of life' must be found in the origin of life. If you believe that origin to be time, chance, and amino acids, then you missed the point. Is not the whole more than the sum of its parts? How can chaos bring order out of itself? Experience teaches things not maintained, deteriorate.
If something is ordered, someone must set it in order. For something to flourish, it must be maintained. This is an argument philosophers have run into the ground. It is not my point to argue the existence of the Almighty. My point is this. The only point that matters is the plans and purposes of the Almighty God. In order to get His point, one must ask, "What do you want Lord?"
"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is and which was and which is to come, the Almighty." (Revelation 1:8)
"For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else." (Isaiah 45:18)
"Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."
"For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: He will beautify the meek with salvation." (Psalm 149:4)
"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil."
"For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another." (1 John 3:11)
". . . Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." (Matthew 22:36-40)
"What manner of persons ought ye to be . . . Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness."
(2 Peter 3:11, 12-13)
". . . They shall not hurt nor destroy in my holy mountain, saith the Lord."
Well. . . . All theology, doctrine, and opinion aside. If it is God's point to have a world of consciously loving beings, He is going to get it. Who is going to stop him? There are many things one can believe and not believe. When something occurs in reality and real time, it becomes fact.
Animal life, and I believe to some degree all life, is experiencial. It is the experience, in real time, that defines life. Consciousness and experience is life. No consciousness, no experience, no life. We must learn how to experience life the way He would want us. We must learn how to experience life with a healthy consciousness of Him, our fellow man, and ourselves.
Jesus says, "And , behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." (Revelation 22:12)