“To restore in man the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind, and soul, that the divine purpose in his creation might be realized”

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The purpose of SOULS West is the restoration of character through true education; this will develop leadership that will labor for the conversion of souls so that the end will come. `


Restoration

“To restore in man the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind, and soul, that the divine purpose in his creation might be realized—this was to be the work of redemption. This is the object of education, the great object of life” (Ed 15).

 


True Education

“True education means more than the perusal of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the whole being and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come” (Ed 13).

 


Leadership

To develop disciple-makers: “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, ‘All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you…”’(Matt. 28:18-20).


The End

The end of sin, suffering, and separation from God: “and the gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world…and then the end shall come.”

“…Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes’ and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall their be any more pain…” (Matt. 24:14; Rev. 21:3, 4).