As human beings, most of us must have asked the same fundamental questions about our life on this earth. They are the questions which have been asked by many others before and will be asked by more in the time to come. Where did we come from? Why are we living on this earth? Where shall we go after our life in this earth ends? The bible gives us answers for the questions. Now let us find answers one by one through the words of God in the bible.
Where Did We Come From?
The forefathers of faith teach that we are living as aliens and strangers in this world. This means we are just temporary visitors from somewhere else. Jacob testifies about his life as aliens.
Genesis 47:9 Jacob said to Pharaoh, “I’ve been a traveler for 130 years. My years have been few and difficult. They don’t come close to the years my ancestors lived during their travels.” (CEB)
Apostles also testifies that our life on this earth is that of aliens and travelers. (Hebrews 11:13, 1 Peter 2:11) The fact that our life on this earth is that of aliens and strangers means that we came here as visitors from another place.
Then where are we from? The bible testifies that we came from heaven. Before coming down to this earth, we were angels in heaven. We lived in heaven with God in joy and happiness. In many places in the bible, God teaches us that we once were angels in heaven.
Solomon testifies that he was once in heaven before he came down to this earth.
Proverbs 8:22 “The Lord brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; 23 I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, when the world came to be. 24 When there were no watery depths, I was given birth, when there were no springs overflowing with water; 25 before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, 26 before he made the world or its fields or any of the dust of the earth……..Then I was constantly at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, 31 rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind.
Solomon testifies that he was born before this earth was formed. He was with God in the presence of God. He was with God right next to Him. Also in the Book of Job, God testifies about Job that he was an angel in heaven. (Job 38:21)
These testimonies were not given only for Solomon or Job. Like Solomon and Job we were once in heaven with God, singing in joy and happiness. The angels from heaven left God and heaven and came down to this earth living as aliens and strangers on this earth.
Then why do we, who was once angels in heaven who lived in happiness and joy all the time, came down to this earth of pain and sorrow? The bible says it is because of our sins. We were cast from heaven down to this earth because of the lawlessness we committed in heaven.