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2 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course Test 6

An Open Letter from the Staff...

JUST NOW, as I write, I have been reading a
sort of abbreviated editorial-lead article in one of the
mass-circulation weekly magazines. The caption caught
my eye instantly. It was about the real PURPOSE for
being alive.
This is not only the most important -- it also is
the LEAST UNDERSTOOD question in the whole
world. Here was the very first page of reading -- on the
inside front cover -- of a magazine with a circulation of
many million copies, read by MILLIONS of people. I
wondered. Would the author of this short-short article
really KNOW -- would the publishers of this magazine
be able to TELL their millions of readers -- this great BIBLE
TRUTH that almost NOBODY knows?
What the average mother would want for her
child, he assumed, is “to be happy.” But the author
viewed “happiness” as a myth -- or perhaps what he
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really meant was that the average CONCEPT of
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happiness is a myth. He described it as “this idiotic
thing, ‘fun.’" He sees today’s world in frantic pursuit of
“fun.” He views it as seeking desperate escape from the
self. He explained that the word “fun” is derived from
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the old English word “foe” which meant “fool.” Of
course all this is a perverted definition of true
But this writer saw the world’s conception of Sean C. Keyser
“happiness” or “fun” as freedom from trials, troubles,
uncertainties, pains -- as an EASY life. He spoke of the YOUR ENROLLMENT has been paid by
“dignity of occasional depression." He flatly stated that others. Bulk copies for distribution not
being HAPPY is NOT the purpose of life. He given or sold.
remembered the time when most parents wanted their ADDRESS COMMUNICATIONS to the
children to AMOUNT TO SOMETHING. Editor at the following address:
“The purpose of life,” he then said Hope of Israel Ministries, P.O. Box 2186,
dogmatically, “is to MATTER, to be productive, to have Temple City, California 91780, U.S.A.
it make some difference that you lived at all." _________________________________
Now what’s wrong with that?
Simply that this writer did not KNOW the real About Our Cover...
purpose of life at all! He saw nothing beyond this
fleeting wisp of existence. He saw nothing of a
Pictured on our Test 6 cover is a composite of the
CREATOR, who is working out a PURPOSE here
cover photos used in the preceding four lessons.
below -- and who had PURPOSE in designing and
Each picture is a reminder of the marvelous Bible
making MAN, and that there is a potential DESTINY
Truths you studied with each lesson.
for man of which he was in total and abysmal ignorance.

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