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REFERENCES ON THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST
GC257-258 The differences between Whitefield and the Wesleys threatened at one
time to create alienation; but as they learned meekness IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST,
mutual forbearance and charity reconciled them. They had no time to
dispute, while error and iniquity were teeming everywhere and sinners were going
down to ruin.
GC456 "The reason why He does not oftener choose
MEN OF LEARNING AND HIGH POSITION to lead out in reform movements is that they
TRUST TO THEIR OWN CREEDS, THEORIES, AND THEOLOGICAL SYSTEMS, AND FEEL NO NEED
TO BE TAUGHT OF GOD. Only those who have a personal connection with the
SOURCE OF WISDOM are able to understand or explain the scriptures. Men who
have little of the learning of the schools are sometimes called to declare the
truth, not because they are unlearned, but BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT TOO
SELF-SUFFICIENT TO BE TAUGHT OF GOD. They learn in the SCHOOL OF CHRIST,
and their HUMILITY AND OBEDIENCE MAKE THEM GREAT. In committing to them a
knowledge of His truth, God confers upon them AN HONOR, in comparison with which
earthly honor and human greatness sink into insignificance."
GC599 "Many a portion of Scripture which learned men pronounce a
mystery, or pass over as unimportant, is full of comfort and instruction to him
who has been taught in THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST. One reason why many
theologians have no clearer understanding of God's word is, THEY CLOSE THEIR
EYES TO TRUTHS WHICH THEY DO NOT WISH TO PRACTICE. An understanding of
Bible truth depends not so much on the power of intellect brought to the search
as on the singleness of purpose, the earnest longing after righteousness."
IN GW25 THAT THE APOSTLES THEMSELVES WERE TAUGHT IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST.
GW25 " There are lessons for us to learn from the experience of the
apostles. These men were as true as steel to principle. These were
men who would
not fail nor be discouraged. They were full of reverence and zeal for God,
full of noble purposes and aspirations. They were by nature as weak and
helpless as any of those now engaged in the work, but they put their whole trust
in the Lord. Wealth they had, but it consisted of mind and soul culture;
and this everyone may have who will make God first and best in everything.
THEY TOILED LONG TO LEARN THE LESSONS GIVEN THEM IN THE SCHOOL OF
CHRIST, AND THEY DID NOT TOIL IN VAIN."
GW60 "These words present before the worker for Christ a high
standard of attainment, yet this standard all can reach who, putting themselves
under the control of the Great Teacher, learn daily in the SCHOOL OF CHRIST, The
power at God's command is limitless; and the minister who in his great need
shuts himself in with the Lord, may be assured that he will receive that which
will be to his hearers a savor of life unto life."
GW81 "Those especially who have the ministry in view, should feel the
importance of the SCRIPTURAL METHOD OF MINISTERIAL TRAINING. They should
enter heartily into the work, and while they study in the schools, they should
learn of the great Teacher the meekness and the humility of Christ. A
covenant -keeping God has promised that in answer to prayer His Spirit shall be
poured out upon those learners IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST, that they may become
ministers of righteousness."
GW144 "The characters of many who profess godliness are imperfect and
one-sided. These show that as pupils in the SCHOOL OF CHRIST they have
learned their lessons very imperfectly. Some have learned to imitate
meekness, do not show His diligence in doing good, Others are active and zealous,
but they are boastful; they have never learned humility. Still others
leave Christ out of their work."
GW178 May God teach His people how to pray. Let the teachers
in our schools and the ministers in our churches, learn daily IN THE SCHOOL OF
CHRIST. Then they will pray with earnestness, and their requests will be
heard and answered. Then THE WORD WILL BE PROCLAIMED WITH POWER.
GW279 "Having entered the SCHOOL OF CHRIST the student is prepared to
engage in the pursuit of knowledge without becoming dizzy from the height to which
he is climbing. As he goes on from truth to truth, obtaining cleared and
brighter views of the wonderful laws of science and of nature, he becomes
enraptured with the amazing exhibitions of God's love to man."
GW283 "The follower of Jesus should be constantly improving in
manners, in habits, in spirit, in labor. This is done by keeping the eye,
not on mere outward superficial attainments, but on Jesus. A
transformation takes place in mind, in spirit, in character. The Christian
is educated in the SCHOOL OF CHRIST to cherish the graces of His Spirit in all
meekness and lowliness. He is fitting for the society of heavenly
GW301 "No matter by whom light is sent, we should open our hearts
receive it with the meekness of Christ. BUT MANY DO NOT DO THIS.
WHEN A CONTROVERTED POINT IS PRESENTED, THEY POUR IN QUESTION AFTER QUESTION,
WITHOUT ADMITTING A POINT WHEN IT IS WELL SUSTAINED. O may we act as men
who want light! May God give us HIS HOLY SPIRIT day by day, and let the
light of His countenance shine upon us, THAT WE MAY BE LEARNERS IN THE SCHOOL OF
GW326-327 The proprieties essential for Christian life must be LEARNED
DAILY IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST. He who is careless and heedless in uttering
words or in writing words for publication to be sent broadcast into the world,
sending forth expressions that can never be taken back, is disqualifying himself
to be entrusted with the sacred work that devolves upon Christís followers at
GW417 "Brethren, you will have to wrestle with difficulties, carry
burdens, give advice, plan and execute, constantly looking to God for help. Pray
and labor, labor and pray; as pupils in the SCHOOL OF CHRIST, learn of
GW446-7 "There are always a few who think, when their brethren
are pulling forward, that it is their duty to pull back. They object to
everything that is proposed and make war on every plan that they have not
themselves originated. Here is an opportunity, for persons to develop
inordinate self-conscience. They have never LEARNED IN THE SCHOOL OF
CHRIST the precious and all-important lesson of becoming meek and lowly.
THERE IS NOTHING HARDER FOR THOSE WHO POSSES A STRONG WILL THAN TO GIVE UP THEIR
OWN WAY, AND SUBMIT TO THE JUDGMENT OF OTHERS. It is difficult for such to
become teachable, gentle, and easy to be entreated."
GW453 "The Lord has a work for women as well as men to do. They may
accomplish good work for God if they will learn first in THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST
the precious, all important lesson of meekness. They must not only bear
the name of Christ, but possess His Spirit. They must walk even as He walked,
purifying their own souls from everything that defiles. Then they will be
able to benefit others by presenting the all-sufficiency of Jesus." (See
MOUNT OF BLESSINGS
MB31 "Through trials and persecution, the glory-character-of God is
revealed in His chosen ones. The church of God, hated and persecuted by
ARE EDUCATED AND DISCIPLINED IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST. They walk in narrow
paths on earth; they are purified in the furnace of affliction. They follow
Christ through sore conflicts; they endure self-denial and experience bitter
disappointments; but their painful experience teaches them the
guilt and the woe of sin, and they look upon it with abhorrence."
MM35 "November 23, 1879, some things were shown to me in reference to
the institutions among us, and the duties and dangers of those who occupy
a leading position in connection with them. I saw that Dr.-------had been raised
up to do a special work as God's instrument, to be led, guided, and CONTROLLED
BY HIS SPIRIT. He is to answer the claims of God, and never to feel that
he is his own property, and that he can employ his powers as he shall deem most
profitable to himself. Although it is his purpose to be and to
do right, yet he will most surely err, UNLESS HE IS A CONSTANT LEARNER IN THE
SCHOOL OF CHRIST. His only safety is in humbly walking with God."
MM150 "Who has endowed the physician with reason and intelligence?
He who is the truth and the life. He applies the balm of Gilead. He
is the great restorer. He is the one who has repeatedly vanquished death,
and who grants eternal life,----God over all. IF THE PHYSICIAN HAS LEARNED
IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST, he will, while ministering to the diseased bodies,
watch for souls as one that MUST GIVE AN ACCOUNT."
MM200 "The religion of Jesus Christ never degrades; it never makes
men an women course and rough. Incorrect speech, wrong habit, must be overcome.
God would have every man correct in speech, in habits, possessing knowledge that
will give him a standing place among men. I present this matter as the
Lord has presented it to me. Let us determine to PUT OURSELVES TO THE TASK
OF LEARNING IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST."
MM293 "More workers are needed, that some of the burdens may be
removed from some of those who are now so heavenly loaded down. The Lord
wants those who have gained an experience in His service to be educators. WE ARE
TO BE LEARNERS IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST, that we may teach others, and that we
may plan wisely for the carrying forward of God's work."
MESSAGES TO YOUNG PEOPLE
MYP34 "In our day we have increased light to improve, as in times
past men and women of noble worth improved the light that God gave them.
THEY TOILED LONG TO LEARN THE LESSONS GIVEN THEM IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST and
they did not toil in vain. Their persevering efforts were rewarded."
MYP171 "Those who are seeking to acquire knowledge in the schools of
earth should remember that another school also claims them as students--- THE
SCHOOL OF CHRIST. From this school the students are never graduated. Among
the pupils are both old and young. Those who give heed to the instructions
of the divine Teacher are constantly gaining more knowledge and nobility
of soul, and thus they are prepared to enter that higher school, where
advancement will continue through ETERNITY.
MYP172 "It is in this world, amid its trials and temptations, that we
to gain a fitness for the society of the pure and holy angels. Those who
have become so absorbed in less important studies that they cease to learn in
the SCHOOL OF JESUS, ARE MEETING WITH INFINITE LOSS."
MY LIFE TODAY
ML96 "Every moment of our lives is intensely real, and charged with solemn
responsibilities. Ignorance will be no excuse for lack of spiritual understanding
and attainment; for we are exhorted to add virtue, knowledge....The uncultured
fishermen became men of refinement and ability; and the lessons that they were
privileged to learn are written for our admonition and instruction. We are
invited to become LEARNERS IN THE SCHOOL OF
CHRIST. We need to acquire all the knowledge possible."
MB31. "Through trials and persecution, the glory--character--of God
in His chosen ones. The church of God, hated and persecuted by the
are educated and disciplined in the SCHOOL OF CHRIST. They walk in narrow
paths on earth; they are purified in the furnace of affliction. They follow
Christ through sore conflicts; they endure self-denial and experience bitter
disappointments; but their painful experience teaches them the guilt and woe of
sin, and they look upon it with abhorrence. Being partakers of Christ's
sufferings, they are destined to be partakers of His glory."
THE SANCTIFIED LIFE
SL15 "Meekness in the SCHOOL OF CHRIST is one of the marked
FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT. It is a grace wrought by the HOLY SPIRIT AS A
SANCTIFIER, and enables its possessor at all times to control a rash and
impetuous temper. When the grace of meekness is cherished by those who are
naturally sour or hasty in disposition, they will put forth the most earnest
efforts to subdue their unhappy temper. Every day they will gain control,
until that which is unlovely and unlike Jesus is conquered. They become
assimilated to the Divine pattern, until they can obey the inspired injunction,
"Be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath." (James
below. If you are not enrolled in the School of Christ, YOU HAVE NEITHER
THE DIVINE MOLD NOR ARE NOT YOU FIT TO TEACH.)
1SM412 "You must have the divine mold before you can discern the
sacred claims of the truth. Unless the teacher is a learner in the SCHOOL
OF JESUS, HE IS NOT FITTED TO TEACH OTHERS."
SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD
SD72 "We are not to cultivate the language of the earthy, and be so
familiar with the conversations of men, that the language of Canaan will be new
and unfamiliar to us, We are to LEARN IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST; yet it is
manifest that many are satisfied with very limited experience in spiritual
things, for they reveal but little knowledge of spiritual things and
testimonies. There is less good judgment manifested in matters concerning
our eternal interests, than in matters concerning our earthly, temporal
"Christians are to be faithful students in the SCHOOL OF CHRIST, ever
learning more of heaven, more of the words of God; more of the truth and
how to use faithfully the knowledge that they have gained."
SD73 "Flattery is an art by which Satan lieth in wait and to puff up
the human agent with high thoughts of himself.... flattery has been the
food upon which many of our youth have been nourished; and those who have
praised and flattered have supposed that they were doing right; but they were
doing wrong. Praise, flattery, and indulgence have done more toward
leading precious souls into false paths, than any other art that Satan has
devised. Flattery is a part of the world's policy, but it is no part of
Christ's policy. Through flattery poor human beings, full of flattery and
infirmities, come to think that they are efficient and worthy, being puffed up
in their fleshy mind. They became intoxicated with the idea that they
posses ability beyond what they do have, and their religious experience becomes
unbalanced. Unless in the providence of God they shall be turned from these
deceptions, and become converted, and learn the A-B-C of religion IN THE SCHOOL
OF CHRIST, THEY WILL LOSE THEIR SOULS."
SD74 " The church of God, hated and persecuted by the world, are
educated and disciplined in THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST. They walk in narrow
earth; they are purified in the furnace of affliction. They follow Christ
through sore conflicts; they endure self-denial, and experience bitter
disappointments; But their painful experience teaches them the guilt and woe of
sin, and they look upon it with abhorrence. Being partakers of Christ's
sufferings, they are destined to be partakers of His glory."
SD75 "Natural science is God's storehouse from which every student in
SCHOOL OF CHRIST may draw. The ways of God in natural philosophy, and the
mysteries connected with His dealings with man, are a treasury from which all
SD76 "If you are willing to learn meekness and lowliness of heart in CHRIST'S
SCHOOL, He will surely give you rest and peace. It is a terrible hard
struggle to give up your own will and your own way. But this lesson
learned, you will find rest and peace. Pride, selfishness, and ambition,
must be overcome; your will must be swallowed up in the will of Christ."
SD78 "The youth of to-day may be educated for the fulfillment of high
holy purposes.....They are pupils in THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST, learning from day to
day lessons of the divine Master."
"It is in youth that the afflictions are most ardent, the memory most
retentive, and the heart most susceptible to divine impressions; and it is
during youth that the mental and physical powers should be set to the task in
order that great improvements may be made in view of the world that now is, and
that which is to come."
"The amount of valuable knowledge that can be acquired by young men and women
can hardly be estimated; but to reach a high standard, they must close the door
to the debasing thoughts that Satan would thrust into the mind, and refuse to
yield to his temptations."
SD79 "Aim to be faithful students in the SCHOOL OF CHRIST, learning to
conform your life to the divine Pattern. Set your faces heavenward, and press
toward the mark for the prize of your high calling in Christ Jesus. Run the
Christian race with patience, and rise superior to every temptation, however
grievous it may be, that shall come to you. Resist the Devil, and he shall
flee from you."
SD82 "You will have to learn the important lesson of what it is to be
man in the sight of God. It is to be like Jesus, meek and lowly of heart to
guard the interests of others more sacredly than you would your own....It should
be carried out in your daily life and practice, showing that you have not been
playing truant or a dull scholar in THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST."
SD85 "He who deservedly bears the name of Christian, which signifies
Christlike, will be filled with piety and purity, with love and reverence for
God and Jesus Christ whom He hath sent; and his spirit, his words, his actions,
will all bear the impress of Heaven. Others will see that he has been with
Jesus and learned of Him. His prayers will be simple and fervent, and
will ascend to God on the wings of faith. LEARNING IN THE SCHOOL OF
CHRIST, he will have a humble opinion of himself; and though he may be
this world's goods, he may be rich in the graces of God's Spirit, and bless and
enrich others by his spirit and influence, because Christ is in him a well of
water springing up into everlasting life."
SD88 "The lives of some are without peace or gladness because they
never get out of the range of self. They are ever reaching out for
sympathy from others. If they would go to work to see how helpful they
could be, and would speak words of love and courage, their souls, now dry and
sorrowful, would become like a watered garden."
"You must learn in the SCHOOL OF CHRIST precious lessons of patience. Do
not become discouraged, but keep at the work in all humility. It will
drive you to Jesus; it will lead you to study the Pattern. You want to
SD89 "All have daily lessons to learn in THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST, and a
daily experience to gain, that they may understand their duty as His
SD90 "The religion of Jesus Christ means progress; it means to be
ever reaching upward to a holier and higher standard. The Christian whose
heart has been touched with the beauty of Christ's character, is to put in
practice that which he learns in THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST. We must be apt
pupils in THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST, readily learning that which He teaches us from
day to day."
SD91 "The watch-care of Christ for Peter was the cause of his
restoration. Satan could do nothing against the all-powerful intercession of
Christ. And the prayer that Christ offered for Peter He offers in behalf of
all who are humble and contrite in heart...Peter sinned against light and
knowledge, and against great and exalted privileges. It was self
confidence that caused him to fail, and it is this same evil that is now working
in human hearts. It may be our purpose to be right and to do right, but we
shall most surely err unless we are constant learners in THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST.
Our only safety is in walking humbly with God."
* TM169 "Those who do not work every day in the SCHOOL OF CHRIST, who
do not spend much time in earnest prayer, ARE NOT FIT TO HANDLE THE WORK OF GOD
IN ANY OF ITS BRANCHES; for if they do, human depravity will surely overcome
them, and they will lift up their souls unto VANITY. Those who become
workers with Jesus Christ, and who have spirituality to discern spiritual
things, will feel the need of virtue and of wisdom from heaven in handling His
work. There are some who neither burn or shine, yet are contented.
They are in a wretchedly cold and indifferent condition, and a large number who
know the truth manifestly neglect duty, FOR WHICH THE LORD WILL HOLD THEM
in the last paragraph of TM313 below, the warning about Satan. "THE
TEMPTER AIMS TO LEAD MEN ASTRAY BY PERSUADING THEM TO CEASE LOOKING TO JESUS FOR
STRENGTH AND EFFICIENCY, AND TO MAKE FLESH THEIR ARM." An "arm
of flesh" means any finite human, whether a theologian or not.)
TM313. "THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST." "Teaching the Scriptures,
praying in families--this is the work of an evangelist, and this work is to be
mingled with your preaching. If it is omitted, preaching will be, to a
great extent, a FAILURE. You need to be jealous of yourself. You and
your wife need to come close to the people by personal effort. Teach them
that the love of God must come into the inner sanctuary of the human home.
If you so desire, YOU MAY HAVE THE INDWELLING POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO HELP
IN YOUR WORK."
are carrying the last message of mercy to a perishing world, and God calls us to
bring freshness and power into our work. WE CAN DO THIS ONLY BY THE AID OF
THE HOLY SPIRIT. Hereditary tendencies and wrong habits must be
disciplined and oft crucified. Humble yourself under the hand of God, FOR
YOUR WAYS ARE NOT GOD'S WAYS, and you both have much to learn in THE SCHOOL OF
night these words of instruction were spoken to you: "Counsel with
your brethren. Your plans need the careful consideration of other
HAVE BEEN GIVEN IN REGARD TO DEPENDING UPON MEN AND TRUSTING IN THEIR WISDOM.
THE TEMPTER AIMS TO LEAD MEN ASTRAY BY PERSUADING THEM TO CEASE LOOKING TO JESUS
FOR STRENGTH AND EFFICIENCY, AND TO MAKE FLESH THEIR ARM. This has been
done in many cases. Satan has laid his trap to catch men and win them TO
HIS SIDE by trying to prevail upon them to DEPEND UPON THEIR FINITE ERRING
3T529 "J and K lack sympathy and love for those outside of their own
families. They are in danger of watching to see defects in others, while
greater evils exist undiscerned in themselves. If these dear souls ever
enter Heaven, they must die to self, and obtain an experience in well doing.
THEY HAVE LESSONS TO LEARN IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST in order to perfect Christian
characters and have a one-ness with Christ."
4T116 "Religion must go hand in hand with science, in order to make
your education a sanctified means of doing good and turning others to the
truth. THE MORE WE LEARN IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST, the more eager we are to
advance in that knowledge. All of our acquirements are of little value
unless the character is ennobled by religion."
4T273 "I tried to impress them that a life of purity and prayer would
not be a hindrance to them in obtaining a thorough knowledge of the sciences,
but that it would remove many hindrances to their progress in knowledge.
By becoming with the Saviour, THEY ARE BROUGHT INTO THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST; and if
they are diligent students in this school, vice and immorality will be expelled
from the midst of them."
4T367 "We must be learners IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST. We cannot
imitate His example unless we are pleasing in disposition and condescending in
deportment. True Christian politeness should be cultivated. No one else
can lessen our influence as we ourselves can lessen it through the indulgence of
uncontrollable TEMPER. A naturally petulant man does not know true
happiness, and is seldom content."
4T413-4 "Having entered the SCHOOL OF CHRIST the student is
prepared to engage in the pursuit of knowledge without becoming dizzy from the
height to which he is climbing. As he goes on from truth to truth,
obtaining clearer and brighter views of the wonderful laws of science and of
nature, he becomes enraptured with the amazing exhibitions of God's love to
4T527 "Said Jesus to His disciples, "Learn of me; for I am meek
and lowly in heart." I would plead with those who have accepted the
position of teachers, to first become humble learners and ever remain as pupils
in the SCHOOL OF CHRIST, to receive from the master lessons of meekness and
lowliness of heart. Humility of spirit, combined with earnest activity,
will result in the salvation of souls so dearly purchased by the blood of
5T91 "Some of the teachers in the college have failed to
realize the responsibility of their position. THEY HAVE NOT THEMSELVES
BEEN LEARNERS IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST, AND HENCE THEY HAVE NOT BEEN PREPARED TO
5T303 "The church in---------is standing on Satan's enchanted ground,
and there is necessity for a thorough conversion. INDIVIDUAL EFFORT IS
NEEDED. The rich promises of the Bible are for those who take up their
cross and deny self daily. Everyone who has a sincere desire to BE A
LEARNER IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST will cultivate spiritual-mindedness and will
avail himself of every means of grace, but in this church opportunities and
privileges have been slighted."
5T334 "Do not seek to exalt self, but LEARN IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST
meekness and lowliness of heart."
5T335 "O my brother, my sister, educate yourselves IN THE SCHOOL OF
CHRIST. Let the spirit of conversation cease home and in the church.
Let your hearts be drawn out in love for the people of God. Hearts that
with the love of Christ can never get far apart."
5T344 "We are in the SCHOOL OF CHRIST in this life, where we are to
learn to be meek and lowly of heart; and in the day of final accounts we shall
see that all the obstacles we meet, all the hardships and annoyances that we
were called to bear, are practical lessons in the application of principles of
Christian life. If well endured, they develop the Christlike in
the character and distinguish the Christian from the worldling."
5T390 "A covenant-keeping God has promised that in answer to prayer
His Spirit shall be poured out upon those LEARNERS IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST, THAT
THEY MAY BECOME MINISTERS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS."
5T487 "Are you keeping before your mind's eye brilliant prospects of
worldly success, whereby you may obtain self-gratification and financial gain?
If so you will BE BITTERLY DISAPPOINTED. But if you seek to live a
pure and holy life, TO LEARN DAILY IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST the lessons that He
has invited you to learn, to be meek and lowly in heart, then you have a peace
which no worldly circumstances can change."
is the only way anyone can be SEALED BY GOD, by being in the School of Christ.)
5T502 "The Lord has blessed you, but how little have you appreciated
His loving kindness! How little praise has He received from your lips!
You may do a good work for the Master, but not with your ideas as supreme.
You must learn in the School of Christ, else you can never be qualified to enter
the high grade, RECEIVE THE SEAL OF THE LIVING GOD, enter in through the gates
into the city of God, and be crowned with glory, honor, and immortality."
5T559 "BOARD MEETINGS" "Those who compose our
councils need to sit daily at the FEET OF CHRIST IN HIS SCHOOL TO BE MEEK AND
LOWLY OF HEART. As
they are only weak and erring men themselves, they should cherish feelings of
kindness and pity for others who may have erred. They are not prepared to
deal justly, to love mercy, and to exercise the true courtesy which
characterized the life of Christ, unless they see the NECESSITY OF BEING
IN UNION WITH HIM."
5T568 "Dear Brother and Sister L: My heart is burdened on your
account. What you need is the converting grace of God in your heart.
You need the spirit of Jesus. You should learn meekness and lowliness of
heart IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST. You do not feel your need of deep, inward
piety, and on this account you are BEING SELF-DECEIVED....We need that spirit
which will show to others that we have been LEARNING IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST and
that we copy the pattern given us. We want a heart that is not lifted up
into vanity, a mind not settled on self."
5T571 "Talk less, and let true inward piety shine forth in good
works. Be kind; cultivate love and gentleness. Pray more: read your Bibles
more. Be diligent students IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST. Then the members of
the church will not be finding fault with your brethren and sisters; THIS IS
5T578 "The trial of faith is more precious than gold. All
SHOULD LEARN THAT THIS IS A PART OF THE DISCIPLINE IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST,
which is essential to purify and refine them from the dross of earthliness.
They must endure with fortitude the taunts and attacks of enemies, and overcome
all obstacles that Satan may place in their path to hedge up the way. He
will try to lead them to neglect prayer and to discourage them in the study of
the Scriptures, and he will throw his hateful shadow athwart their path to hide
Christ and the heavenly attractions from their view."
6T117 "The Lord has a work for WOMEN as well as men to do. They
may accomplish a good work for God if they first learn in THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST
the precious, all-important lesson of meekness. They must not only bear
the name of Christ, but possess His Spirit. They must walk even as He
walked, purifying their souls from everything that defiles. Then thy will
be able to benefit others by presenting the all-sufficiency of Jesus,"
6T148 "As the purchase of the Son of God, we are His property, and
every one should have an education IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST. Both teachers
and pupils are to make diligent work for eternity. The end of things is at
hand. There is need now of men armed and equipped to battle for God."
6T183-4 "The living principles of the word of God need to
brought into the lives of many who now find no room for these principles.
Those who are learning in the SCHOOL OF CHRIST will count every favor from God
as too good for them. They will realize that they do not deserve all the
good things they receive, and they will count themselves happy. Their
faces will express peace and rest in the Lord, for they have the word of God
that He cares for them."
6T201 "There will be clouds and darkness, storms and tempests,
prejudice to meet from parents who have incorrect ideas of the characters which
their children should form; for there are many who claim to believe the Bible,
while they fail to bring its principles into the home life. But if the
teachers are constant learners in the SCHOOL OF CHRIST, these circumstances will
never conquer them."
6T214 "Men are not prepared to understand their obligation to God
until they have LEARNED IN CHRIST'S SCHOOL TO WEAR HIS YOKE OF RESTRAINT AND
OBEDIENCE. Sacrifice is the beginning of our work in advancing the truth
and establishing institutes."
6T318 "The knowledge of the most learned man, IF HE HAS NOT LEARNED
IN CHRIST'S SCHOOL is foolishness as far as leading souls to Christ is
concerned. God can work with those only who will accept the invitation.
"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you
rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of Me: for I am meek and lowly in
heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and my
burden is light."
6T397 "Men become absorbed in seeking to secure power and popularity.
This spirit has manifested itself in the ranks of Sabbath-keepers, to our grief
and shame. But spiritual success comes only to those who have learned
meekness and lowliness in the THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST."
8T124 "This is the experience that every one of us must have if we
ever will dwell with Christ in the mansions that He has gone to prepare for us.
You have lessons of the highest value to LEARN IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST, lessons
that will lead you to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling."
8T125-6 "None too highly does Paul estimate the privileges and
advantages of the Christian life. I speak with no hesitancy about this
matter, for I know for myself that what he says is true.......One of the lessons
that we are to learn IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST is that the Lord's love for us is
far greater than that of our earthly parents."
8T195 "Christians should carry with them, wherever they go the sweet
fragrance of Christ's righteousness, showing that they are complying with the
invitation: "Learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall
find rest unto your souls." Matthew 111:29. Are you LEARNING DAILY IN
THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST---learning how to dismiss doubt and evil surmisings,
learning how to be fair and noble in your dealings with your brethren, for your
own sake, and for Christ's sake?"
8T314 "There are hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil that
must be overcome. Often the training and education of a lifetime must be
discarded, that one may become A LEARNER IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST. Our
hearts must be educated to become steadfast in God. We are to form habits
of thought that will enable us to resist temptation."
8T325 "To the really wise, scientific research opens vast fields of
thought and information. The ways of God are revealed in the natural world
in His dealings with man constitute a treasury from which every student IN THE
SCHOOL OF CHRIST may draw."
UL361. "If you will become a LEARNER IN THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST, submit your
will to Him, and come under His discipline, you will be able to walk in His
ways; and by living in constant connection with Jesus, you will be a channel of
light to others. You and I.......need to feel our entire dependence upon
God, for His grace and His guidance. God wants you to come into sympathy
and harmony with His plans. Submission to the authority of Christ, which
forms an essential qualification in his disciples, is not only opposed to the
pride which feels hurt when advised and counseled, but those who have it will
choose to be subject one to another." (Letter 48, Dec. 13, 1888, to David
H. Lamson, a conference evangelist and administrator.)
Ellen White, The 1888 Materials, 439-446. (Copied from "Our Firm
Foundation" magazine, Vol. 10, No. 5, May 1995. page 29, Col.1, Para. 3.)
"The Lord looks with disfavor upon those who would please men of the world,
while at the same time they accuse those who whom God is using, and manifest a
satanic disrespect toward those whom they should highly regard. The tenderness
of spirit, the kindness, the courtesy, the refinement of feeling, that
characterizes those who are learning in the SCHOOL OF CHRIST, are
passed out of the heart and life of many WHO THINK THAT GOD IS USING THEM.
The True Witness says, "I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast
left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and
repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will
remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent." Revelation
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