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Manuscript Releases, vol. 1 [Nos. 19-96], Page 261

are a holy nation, a peculiar people, a chosen generation, zealous of good works.

The death of Christ was accomplished to make us genuine Christians through faith in Him. We carry a message of sacred truth, and through the righteousness of Christ we are to become one in Him, separate from the world, distinguished from it by the features of our faith that make us heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. We are Christ's witnesses. By our baptismal vow we are under solemn pledge to witness for Him. Through the merits of Christ, we are to let our light shine forth to the world, that they, by seeing our good works, may glorify our Father which is in heaven. Letter 10, 1907, pp. 2, 3. (To “Members of the Oakland Church,” January 18, 1907.)

The influence of the prayer of faith is as far reaching as eternity. The Lord will bless all who will seek Him with the whole heart, and who with humble souls and earnest purpose strive to follow the example of Christ. To those who thus seek to become partakers of the divine nature, the words are spoken, “Be not weary in well doing” (2 Thessalonians 3:13). “Always abounding in the work of the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58). Let us beware lest self-sufficiency become mingled with our efforts to gain eternal life.

Let powerful appeals come at this time from those who fear and honor God. He who labors in faith and humility, holding fast to the promises of God, will prevail. The greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven will be given to the faithful, believing children of God. Letter 198, 1908, p. 4. (To “Our Brethren in Oakland,” June 16, 1908.)

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November 10, 1953.

MR No. 60—Used in Child Guidance

MR No. 61—Supplementary material for the SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 3

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