CG7: Finding Purpose?

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The current edition of  CG7’s Bible Advocate magazine has the following article by Isai Melgosa titled finding purpose:

Sitting in Sabbath school, I reach over and grab my mother’s Bible. It’s highlighted with notes in margins and small drawings to illustrate what she reads. On the first blank page is this handwritten note: “I was designed for the purpose of pleasing my Maker.”

… By next fall, I hope to begin a doctorate in psychology. That will continue a life-long calling for me.

Like my mother, I believe that “I was designed for the purpose of pleasing my Maker.” Many young people beginning college have an important choice to make. Will you allow God to move through you, or have you made your own plans and put God on the sideline?

The problem is that is incomplete at best.  Actually, you were created because “God is love” (1 John 4:8;16).   And because He is love, He sent His Son Jesus to die for you (John 3:16).

While God wants you to please Him, He does not do that for His sake.  He wants you to please Him as this service will help you be able to live up to YOUR potential.  He loves you so much that He has a magnificent plan for you.  And His plan for you is not exactly the same as His plan for anyone else.  You are one who can give in a unique way.  And that is part of why God created YOU.

God is not some egotistical being who just wants to be praised and served.  God has a plan in which everyone who ever lived will be offered salvation and nearly all who every lived will ultimately accept it.  And in His plan, He has a place for everyone.

Now, while I quite often tend to report on this page how CG7 does not understand prophecy, it is vital to realize that CG7 simply does not have a complete enough grasp of what God’s purpose is or the meaning of human life.

As regular readers of this page are aware, I believe that CG7 needs to “strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die” (Revelation 3:2).

But you, whether you are affiliated with CG7 or not, can go forward to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

What is the Meaning of Life? Who does God say is happy? What is your ultimate destiny? Do you really know? Does God actually have a plan for YOU personally?
Universal Offer of Salvation: There Are Hundreds of Verses in the Bible Supporting the Doctrine of True Apocatastasis Do you believe what the Bible actually teaches on this? Will all good things be restored? Does God’s plan of salvation take rebellion and spiritual blindness into account?
Did the Early Church Teach Purgatory? Is there a place called purgatory? Does God have a plan to help those who did not become saints in this life?
What is Limbo? Is There Such a Place as Limbo? What Happens to Babies When They Die? When did Limbo start being taught? What is the truth about dead babies?
The Sardis Church Era was predominant circa 1600 A.D. to circa 1933 A.D. Discusses early history of the Seventh Day Baptists, Seventh-day Adventists, and COG-7th Day.
The Philadelphia Church Era was predominant circa 1933 A.D. to 1986 A.D. The old Radio Church of God and old Worldwide Church of God, now basically the Living Church of God.
There are Many COGs: Why Support the Living Church of God? This is an article for those who wish to more easily sort out the different COGs. It really should be a MUST READ for current and former WCG members or any interested in supporting the faithful church. It also explains a lot of what the COGs are all about.
Church of God, Seventh Day: History and Teachings Nearly all COG’s I am aware of trace their history through this group. Whaid Rose is the president of the largest CG7 group (Denver). Do you know much about them?

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