Florida Sen. Marco Rubio released a new web ad (watch below) Tuesday discussing his Christian faith, saying our “ultimate goal is to live in all eternity with our Creator.”
Rubio, like many presidential candidates in the Republican field, has been open about sharing about his faith on the campaign trail. The Roman Catholic candidate, who also attends Protestant services with his wife, has admitted in the past that there have been times he was not a strong spiritual leader in the home.
The new ad focuses on higher truths beyond politics, reflecting on the purpose of life and the created order.
“Our goal is eternity,” Rubio says. “The ability to live alongside our Creator for all time. That is the purpose of our life to grow closer in our relationship and to accept the free gift of salvation to us offered by Jesus Christ.”
Rubio affirmed the dignity and importance of work in the ad saying that our vocation is a way to reflect the glory of God but added our “ultimate goal is to live in all eternity with our Creator.”
Rubio said that the struggle “on a daily basis” for Christians “is to remind ourselves of this, to remind ourselves the purpose of life is to cooperate with God’s plan.”
The Florida Senator quoted the notable passage from Luke 12:48: “From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.”
Rubio adds that God will ask humanity to account for the gifts that He has given to us.
“Were your treasures stored up on earth or in heaven?” asks Rubio, “and for me I try to allow that to influence me in everything that I do.”
SOURCE: RAY NOTHSTINE