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Manuscript Releases, vol. 7 [Nos. 419-525], Page 320

righteousness. It is not enough to believe sound doctrine; we must put it into practice.—Manuscript 68, 1894, 2. (“We Shall Reap as We Sow,” undated.)

It is by overcoming the world, the flesh, and the devil that any student comes into possession of that knowledge that gives him access to the tree of life. We must all learn that we must overcome as Christ overcame in our behalf. All pride is sin, and must be expelled from the soul. Christ came to cut us loose from the originator of sin. He came to give us a mastery over the power of the destroyer, and to save us from the sting of the serpent. Through his imparted righteousness he would place all human beings where they will be on vantage ground. He came to this earth and lived the law of God that man might stand in his God-given manhood, having complete mastery over his natural inclination to self-indulgence and to the selfish ideas and principles which tarnish the soul. The Physician of soul and body, he will give wisdom and complete victory over warring lusts. He will provide every facility, that man may perfect a completeness of character in every respect.—Manuscript 161, 1898, 1. (Untitled, typed December 10, 1898.)

Released April 28, 1976.

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