The COG lacks God, His gifts [Isa 27:3 VINEYARD UNWATERED]; we lack ourselves [1 Sam 2:3 “Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let [not] arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD [is] a *God of knowledge*, and by him actions are weighed”; Hosea 4:6 “*my* people are *destroyed for lack of knowledge*”] !! — Christ’s *purpose* is to destroy the “works of the Devil” and His purpose is our purpose; IT IS NOT TO DESTROY OURSELVES – to be committed unto Christ [and Him only] in trust, in full faith and assurance, to be persuaded by-and-of God’s living community, is the *work of God* — “the building of a better world” is *NOT* the purpose that has-and-is being taught by the COG Inc., as the work of the end-time church; being “a watchman” is declared as the work and purpose [the “corporate” employment of the Gospel message] – this is at best partial, and at worst self-serving [justifying, maintaining a corporate-media enterprise; Matt 12:19] and is *NOT* the full preaching and witness that is our responsibility, the two-edged sword that will destroy the works of the Devil !!