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#1 Algernon

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 02:04 PM

What would be the proper Orthodox response to a non-Orthodox person who says they are "searching for God's purpose in their life"? Are their specific Bible verses or other sources that might be worthwhile to them?

 

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#2 Jim McQuiggin

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 02:59 PM

What about Matthew 6: 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (NKJV)

 

Obviously this needs to be fleshed out to meet the need of the inquirer, but it may be a starting point, if the person is a non-Orthodox Christian or at least open to learning about our faith, as I expect the case would be.



#3 Algernon

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 03:31 PM

Excellent! 

Is there more?



#4 Rdr Andreas

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 04:49 PM

'God our Saviour who desires all men to be saved and come to knowledge of the truth' - 1 Timothy 2:3-4. This seems clearly enough to be God's purpose, what He desires.



#5 Ben Johnson

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 02:11 PM

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."  --  Matthew 7:7 (NASB).






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