“God gave us time and this life so that we would come to Him prepared. We do not know, for it is not given to us to know, neither the moment, nor the hour when we will depart to the Lord to give our account. After all, God did not create us without a purpose. He announced the purpose already in the very beginning of the Bible, in the Book of Genesis, 1:26: And God said, Let us make man according to our image and likeness. The next verse says that, God made man, according to the image of God he made him, and nothing is mentioned about likeness, because it should have been realized in Adam.
Thus, the goal of our life is deification, because it is written:
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect (Matt. 5:48).”
~Heiroschemamonk Julian Lazar
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