Our Purpose on Earth
What does the Bible teach about our purpose on earth?
Christians believe we will live in eternity with God. While we’re still on earth, God graciously credits us with Jesus’ righteousness, making us perfect right now. Our purpose on earth is to glorify God.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:9
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What does Mormonism teach about our purpose on earth?
Mormonism teaches that the ultimate goal is to live in eternity as a god. To reach this goal, Mormons must strive each day to do all they can do to become perfect.
A Mormon’s righteousness is proportional to their obedience to the law. To that end, Mormonism teaches that a Mormon’s purpose on earth is to be tested in this pursuit.
Agency makes our life on earth a period of testing.
Gospel Principles, Chapter 4: Freedom to Choose
Our purpose on earth is to glorify God.
A Mormon’s purpose on earth is to be tested.