The Worldwide Church of God experience for many of us was a profound time in our lives. We were innocent human beings who believed that we were seeking "truth" and had found it. After a period of time, we could see that there were reasons to doubt that we had really stumbled upon spiritual truth. In a sense we feel that we were raped (spiritually). Even very intelligent human beings can be hoodwinked. Some years ago, my own son that I love dearly was caught up in the Jehovah Witnesses and he and I went around and around with some very heated debates and I offended his senses. My son is a very intelligent man who is in management of a multi-million dollar company and his position pays him a salary that would be the envy of most human beings. What it proves is that even very intelligent human beings can be caught off guard and be swept up in religious foolishness.
Fortunately, I succeeded in persuading my son that his affiliation with this cult religious group was not something he wanted to be involved with. That was years ago and he was set free from bondage to this stupid religion. Without question he will never again be caught up in religious nonsense.
There is something deep in our human souls about being taken advantage of by religious hustlers, even if they were sincere about their deceptions. Ultimately human beings have been trying to make sense of human life for thousands of years. No matter our personal position in what we think is truth, it is for sure that we will all exit life on earth. You would think that common sense would dictate that life should be lived for positive and constructive purpose, while we have these few short years to live. Should we live to be seventy, eighty, ninety or even one-hundred and beyond, in terms of eternity it is just a blinking of the eye. What then is the purpose of life? I suppose the answer will vary with the individual.
None of us have a clue as to what really happens beyond the grave, although many have experienced "out-of-body" experiences that are to my thinking not to be dismissed. There is another dimension. We are not God and we will all perish. Those of us who have children and grandchildren know beyond doubt that it is sad to even contemplate death and that the void when anyone dies, is a void that can never ever be replaced. There is simply nothing on earth or in the universe that can replace my sons, my daughters, my grandchildren or my wife or loved ones. It is impossible. Is there a lesson in human existence that we all yearn to understand?
Why is God silent? Why does He not communicate with us on a level that we can see Him, converse with Him and know beyond doubt what this life is all about? Men have been asking questions like this since the beginning of time no doubt. Who can understand human suffering? Does any human being exist who does not know suffering? Who doesn't want utopia, paradise and happiness forever? We live in a world of seeming madness. The endless wars of death and destruction of countless millions of human beings never ceases and why? Are those who rule really even human beings? The United States has military bases all over the world and what for? World dominion? So a hand full of human beings gain control of the entire planet and all its resources and control all the people---then what? All the rulers will end their lives in the graveyard the same as all others.
Are we missing something in life? Religions and governments of men are obviously both control freaks. They both assume the position of being God to all human beings on earth. "Its the law" is the biggest excuse man ever invented for control. I don't doubt that God Almighty exists, but I also am flabbergasted that there are more questions about life than there are answers. Rest assured the Worldwide Church of God and its many deformed and mentally paralyzed daughters, have no more clue, than do all the other religious groups on earth. Humans will battle mentally forever over issues of religion. We all know that ALL the leaders of ALL the splinter groups of the Worldwide Church of God, will ALL vanish from life on earth and it is just a matter of time. Everything changes in time. Good bye Rod Meridith, Gerald Flurry and so forth. They will ALL meet up with Herbert and Garner Ted.
What then is the real purpose of human life?