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Battle Creek Letters, Page 39

Christ, hear His words, “He that will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.”

God help his servants to cease from man, whose breath is in his nostrils. They have trusted in human help until they stand under the displeasure of God. -

Right principles are to be strenuously maintained by the people who claim to be chosen of God. The work in our institutions is to be as open as the day. The people have a perfect right to know what is done in these institutions. They are not to be left in ignorance as to how the money they donate to the cause of God is appropriated. And those in positions of responsibility in our institutions are not to grasp the highest wages. Do not repeat the experience of the past fifteen years. Christ says, “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.” That which makes the burden so grievously heavy is to have to meet the influence of men who have the intense desire to be original, to bring in a new order of things. Men who know little of practical godliness and true Christian service have been placed first as leaders. -

Christ's atonement includes the whole human family. No one, high or low, rich or poor, free or bond, has been left out of the plan of redemption. “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The duty of God's stewards is to represent Christ, to stimulate men to rise from the atmosphere of heaven. Men and women need to realize day by day that Christ is their pattern. They are to follow his footsteps. He says, “Learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart.” This is the great practical lesson which is to be thoroughly and intelligently learned.

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