It’s apparent that God has given mankind 6,000 years of remarkable independence. It seems God has been letting human beings experiment to see if they can bring about paradise without God. And, amazingly, God has occasionally blessed humanity with unique advantages and opportunities to bring about universal peace and prosperity. Obviously, man has always failed. Because of all the special opportunities, man can never say, “God, if only you had given us this kind of opportunity, we would have produced paradise.” The good news? Someday there will be paradise on earth!
Don Hooser is a minister and writer for the publications of United Church of God. He lives in McKinney TX, a suburb of Dallas. He was born in Dallas and grew up mostly in east Texas. His beloved wife Elsie, originally from Detroit, Michigan, died in August 2020. Don's three children and their spouses are members of United Church of God. Mr. Hooser graduated in 1963 from Southern Methodist University with a degree in mechanical engineering, and graduated in 1966 from Ambassador College, Big Sandy. Don and Elsie married two days after Don’s graduation.