What is the True Meaning of Life?


I just have one question for now, and I’m hoping for a well-explained answer, either biblically or logically founded.


From: Aleihs Tazzy

Dear Aleihs

If we are to take the meaning supplied by most dictionaries, we will utterly be misled.

life [līf]

(plural lives [līvz])


1. existence in physical world: the quality that makes living animals and plants different from dead organisms and inorganic matter.

The dictionary defines life as the physical existence of humans and other living organisms. This is not the truth (the whole truth)!



There are now more than six billion living people on earth. If we go back to the early 19th century, there are only about six hundred million; earlier, few hundred millions; further, few millions, and if we continue to travel back in time, we will end up finding only two human life on earth. The inevitable conclusion is that before human beings and other forms of life came into existence, life does exist. It came from the original source of life — God.

(Acts 17:26-28) And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him, and find Him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, for we are also His offspring.


In the 19th century global population grew by only 600 million, but in the 20th century it grew by 4.4 billion. There are twice as many people today as there were in 1960. Even with a continued decline in fertility rates, the United Nations projects a population of 8.9 billion in 2050. With current trends, world population isn’t expected to stabilize until after 2080. UNFPA ’99 http://www.overpopulation.org/faq.html


So, life existed even before the physical world and human life came into existence. The Bible calls it the life of God.

(John 1:4) In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.

(Ephesians 4:18) Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart…

The question being asked to me is “What is the meaning of life?” The biblical answer is: life is the cause of existence of everything there is; and the purpose by which it was made to exist.

The life we have now on earth is both temporal and eternal. Our physical being will cease to exist when the spirit that sustains physical life leaves the body.

(James 2:26) For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

The spirit, after leaving the body, returns to the origin of life.

(Ecclesiastes 12:7) Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

We can not understand the true meaning of life without understanding its purpose. A life lived not with its purpose was lived in vain and wasted.

(Ecclesiastes 6:12) For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?

A life spent for the purpose by which it was meant for is a meaningful life.

(Acts 20:24) But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

A life must be lived and be given willingly by somebody who understands its purpose.

(Mark 8:35) For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.


God gave us life for us to spend in service to Him, with our entire being and faculties.

(Luke 10:27) And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”

The end of our earthly life and existence is the beginning of the next phase of life, which is life eternal, after the resurrection.

(1 Corinthians 15:36, 42-43, 51-54) Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die…

…So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power…

…Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

Therefore, the true meaning of life is existence and awareness without end, without death, misery and troubles.

(Revelation 21:4) And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Life is existence without end or death being lived with its eternal purpose just like the life of God; the source of temporary life on earth.

(Ephesians 3:11) According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord…


Sincerely in Christ,


Bro. Eli Soriano

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40 thoughts on “What is the True Meaning of Life?

  1. Most books I’ve read written by famous authors who tried to answer this basic question of man’s inquiry about the true meaning of life are not so satisfying. Some answers were even oversimplified, giving plain conventional rationalizations, mostly circling round the question, but barely resolve the essential.

    But this one, it makes succinct comparisons between the general worldview about life, and the specific statements of the bible.

    Thanks a lot for this. This post somehow satisfies my inquiry why do we have a so-called “life” here, whilst “death” can tag along in a manner most people describes as untimely and unannounced.

    I just wish that this post will delve deeper on life’s ultimate meaning and purpose, and how could someone achieve the common phrase “living life to the fullest”.

    Thanks again, brother Eli.

  2. WOW!!! Thanks Be To God!!!

    I thougth i will never see anymore this Blog.,
    I am so so… worried..

    To God BE The Glory!!!

    For The aNother Fantastic Article!!

    by… His Messenger in Our time..

    bROTHER ELISEO F. Soriano

  3. Amen and Amen…

    LiFE is Very Meaningful if we walk with God

    Like Noah

    These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, and perfect in his generations: Noah walked with God.

    Genesis 6:9

    God has a porpose wHY he created us..
    To share his Glory to us


    This is the end of the matter; all hath been heard: fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.

    Ecclesiastes 12:13

  4. The true meaning of life for me base from my knowledge about the bible. is keeping the words of God in our hearts.,sharing our love and care to others as Jesus said: do good to all people., specially to the household of GOD., and the main purpose of mans existence is to love God with all our mind and strenght., to God be the Glory., Thanks be to God for we have Br.Eli in our side. Gods messenger. Gudpm

  5. the fact that people are still dying meant that life on earth is not true life, that life here on earth is just the shadow of the true life we will have eternally with GOD. We have temporal
    existence on earth so that we can be tested to see if we are worthy of eternal existence on the new earth and new heaven with GOD.

  6. Many scholars and the so-called great authors of the best-selling books attempted to explain and answer the rudimentary queries of man on the essential and true meaning of L-I-F-E but they all failed. There are recorded accounts and biographies of considered intellectuals and learned organizations and societies by the human societies and standards who spent their lifetime to find for the satisfying and concrete meaning of life but ended thier very life frustrated. Many of them went on hermitage, pilgrimage and scientific experimentations, inventions of sophisticated technological gadgets and formulation of the so-called “wonder medicines” to prolong or somehow extend man’s life but were total disappointed with the repercussions of their feat and quests. Most of their answers in the form of theories, concepts, theses, hypothesis, antitheses, syntheses, analyses and considered facts are considered erroneous, baseless, impractical, contradicting, controverting and assumptive when compared to the Biblical Truths that Bro. Eli is now disclosing to us and to the world. His post makes breviloquent presentation of the general worldviews on life and the concise Bible truths.

    Truly that the God of Israel moves in the life of Bro. Eli and accompanies him in all his endeavors. Thanks be to God for all His unfathomable and unspeakable gifts to all of us.

    To God be the glory forever and ever. Amen!

    ….next post please…

    We missed and love you Bro. Eli… mwuah…..

  7. Live life to its fullest by serving God!!!

    (Ecc 12:13) Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

  8. It’s so sad that many people in this generation doesn’t know the true essence of their existence here on earth. Many are saying;” leave life to the fullest” or “be happy today tomorrow you will die.”

    I wish and fervently praying that many would be able to realize the true meaning of life. Here in the Gulf, most of our fellowmen are leaving in immorality, lavished themselves in materialism and indecent leaving but missing the biggest point why are we here in this world?

    That is why as members of the Church of God it is our big responsibility to help this people be out of the bondage of sin.

    Thus, if we are truly committed to serve God as our very purpose of existence here on earth, let us help Bro. Eli in his drive that every people in this world would be able to know the true GOD.

    We pray for your Goodhealth and your safety Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel


  9. without going into religious and philosophical speculations, the real meaning of life is about perpetuating it. biologically speaking, only those species that are fit to survive are the ones that are able to pass their gentic codes to the next generation. life is all about survival of the fittest.

  10. Thank God for the new article..I’m glad it came back. It completes my day of work by reading the article posted in this blog. Thank you very much bro.eli for this one.

    To God be the Glory forever and ever!


  11. The happiest moment of my life was started WHEN I KNEW BRO. ELI. and the brethren in the true Church. Even though there are lots of pressure, thank God it’s so sweet! lol.

    Life in this world is happier when you know what you’re doing for and where your road goes. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

    We missed you bro. Eli

  12. I am very happy to see this blogs again,
    life is more meaningful if we could read the scriptures by the help of course of ALL MIGHTY GOD. thanks be to GOD bro. Eli`s definition of LIFE is perfectly base on the bible…

  13. Promises in a love letter

    I saw a fig tree
    withered in an instance,
    together with its leaves.

    I saw two ravens disappeared,
    almost shot by a hunter,
    an egg fell, crushing to the ground.

    A man shown this to me.
    Indeed, not a man.
    But He was standing next to the tree
    and is watching the fowls.

    I am better than a tree,
    or a fowl.
    My life is more than meat.

    When my eyes finally open,
    after it closes for a while,
    I will surely understand,
    when He said to me,
    “Do not be afraid.”

    I love to read His love letters.

  14. We must obey God so that our life here on earh will be a fruitful one.

    For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

    Ephesians 2:10
    King James Version

  15. If ever that will ask me “do you love your life?”
    I will answer Act 20 :24
    (act 20:24)
    “But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. “

  16. wow another meaningful explanations again.no one could replace bro.eli in terms of biblical because his knowledge is coming from GOD.
    i just wish everyone to walk with us on the old path…

  17. I’m glad to see Bro Eli’s Blog again . As expected, another uncomparable reading material to be shared. NICE NICE NICE!

    We love you Bro.eli and we really missed you so much.

  18. Thanks be to God for giving us someone like Bro. Eli.

    “See to it that you are going to use the full strength of your body, your soul and your spirit in the service to the Almighty.”

    “Life sharing with others is a life worth living for.”

    -Bro. Eli

  19. WE PRAISE YOU, WE HONOR YOU, WE GLORIFY YOU LORD GOD. Your WISDOM and GREATNESS, and POWER o LORD is revealed to us through your Messenger and Preacher Bro Eli who has not stopped from spreading the TRUTH and the many other inspiring biblical discussions. Bro Eli’s LIFE is a model for all of us to emulate. He is endangering his life, health, personal comforts and many niceties of life in his crusade to reach as many people as possible under a very limited time, space, resources and money. GOD is so kind to shower Bro Eli, Bro Daniel, and the members of the CHURCH OF GOD International with the wisdom to know the kingdom of GOD, physical and spiritual strength to keep on going, against all the ‘dirty’ schemes of envying false church leaders. What else can we ask for in this life if we are in the CHURCH OF GOD International, and constantly beeing feed with the HEAVENLY BREAD from GOD, in preparation for that eternal LIFE with our SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST, and HIS FATHER. Thank you GOD, and thank you Bro Eli, Bro Daniel, MCGI ministers, workers, and faithfull members.

  20. it is bro eli who taught us what is life, how to live our lives and more importantly what real life is.

    had it not by him we would have not understood these things.

    i must say he one of the best gifts God could ever present to us.

    to God be the glory!

  21. are you serious? you are really ok with believing that the whole infinite universe is the product of a mythical being that humans dreamed up thousands of years ago while thinking the earth was flat? Humans have always created gods, not the other way around. the universe is much larger than you or I. and it is certainly larger than ancient books written by ignorant people who have a gift for story telling. there is no “God” there is only the universe. it is infinite matter and energy, and so are we. the meaning of life is to life harmoniously with the universe and be happy. happiness is the true meaning of life.

  22. This is my first time to visit this site, as i have connected to the net recently, and found the blog very very informative. Explanation of LIFE was not done or attained by so called learned men, based on their writings. And where can we get the true explanation? Yes of course, from the Giver of Life Himself. Only His messenger can best explain this in His stead.

    To God be the Glory.

  23. @niloc,

    You said, happiness is the true meaning of life.

    I have a question then… what is the true meaning of happiness? Can bacteria or any other single cellular living organisms feel happy too?

  24. Life to be meaningful is to live with its purpose, to serve God by following His commandments.

    Life=Purpose=Serve God=Follow His Commandments=Eternal Life

  25. Thank you bro eli soriano!may God bless you aand may he meet your needs and protect you.what you speak is truth.we do have a purpose here on earth.you explained it well.thank you so much.

  26. what if there is no heaven and hell and we all just like the all living things in this planet . i think that the true meaning of life is to became famous so your name will be remembered for all the years to come : IAM NO ATHEIST

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